Neil Dempster, Tony Townsend, Greer Johnson, Anne Bayetto, Susan Lovett, Elizabeth Stevens
Leadership and Literacy: Principals; Partnerships and Pathways to Improvement (PDF) emphasizes on what school leaders need to know and comprehend about leadership for learning; and for learning to read in particular. It brings together research; theory and practice on leadership for literacy. The ebook reports on the findings from six studies that followed school principals from their involvement in a professional learning program comprising of five modules on leadership and the teaching of reading; to implementation action in their schools. It defines how they applied a range of strategies to create leadership partnerships with their teachers; following eight related dimensions from a Leadership for Learning framework or blueprint. The initial chapters of the ebook feature the use of practical tools as a focus for leadership activity. These chapters reflect; for example; how teachers and principals can develop deeper understandings of their schools’ contexts; how professional discussions can be directed with a process called ‘disciplined dialogue’; and how principals might motivate approaches to shared leadership with their teachers. The general findings presented in this ebook emphasize five positive positions on leadership for learning to read: understanding what learning to read involves; the importance of an agreed moral purpose; sharing leadership for improvement; implementing and evaluating reading interventions; and identifying the need for support for leaders’ learning on-the-job.
“Leadership and Literacy is a complete tour of all the components necessary to attain next-generation improvements in literacy. The classroom; school; and teacher/administrator practice bases are here; including attention to teachers and their widely changing reception of the idea of “improvement”. The ebook integrates the empirical base with descriptions of the levers of reform; for instance; professional learning; evidence-based supervision; and continuous program improvement through evaluation.” — Dale Mann; Emeritus Professor; Columbia University; USA
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