The Resource Improving school leadership : the promise of cohesive leadership systems, Catherine H. Augustine [and others]

Improving school leadership : the promise of cohesive leadership systems, Catherine H. Augustine [and others]

Label
Improving school leadership : the promise of cohesive leadership systems
Title
Improving school leadership
Title remainder
the promise of cohesive leadership systems
Statement of responsibility
Catherine H. Augustine [and others]
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Improving the nation's public schools is one of the highest priorities of federal, state, and local government in America. Recent research has shown that the quality of the principal is, among school-based factors, second only to the quality of the teacher in contributing to what students learn in the classroom. New programs to develop school leaders who can exercise vigilance over instruction and support effective teaching practices are not likely to succeed, however, if they are inconsistent with other state and district policies affecting school leadership. The Wallace Foundation, which focuses its grantmaking in education primarily on school leadership, has posited that well-coordinated policies and initiatives to develop leadership standards, provide high-quality training, and improve the conditions that affect principals' work will increase their ability to improve instruction in their schools. This study documents the actions taken by the Foundation's grantees to create a more cohesive set of policies and initiatives to improve instructional leadership in schools; describes how states and districts have worked together to forge such policies and initiatives around school leadership; and examines the hypothesis that more-cohesive systems do in fact improve school leadership. The study found that it is possible to build more-cohesive leadership systems and that such efforts appear to be a promising approach to developing school leaders engaged in improving instruction. Although the study did not find evidence that the full underlying theory behind this initiative is sound, it did find a correlation between improved conditions for principals and their engagement in instructional practices
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2805
LC item number
.I4367 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Augustine, Catherine H.
  • JSTOR Open Access
  • Rand Education (Institute)
  • Wallace Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational leadership
  • School management and organization
  • Educational change
  • School principals
  • Public schools
  • Education and state
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Education and state
  • Educational change
  • Educational leadership
  • Public schools
  • School management and organization
  • School principals
  • United States
Label
Improving school leadership : the promise of cohesive leadership systems, Catherine H. Augustine [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This study was conducted by RAND Education"--Preface
  • "Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation."
  • "MG-885-WF"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cohesive leadership system hypothesis -- Research relevant to cohesive leadership systems -- Data Sources and Analytic Approach -- What policies and initiatives have states and districts pursued to improve school leadership? -- How are districts and states interacting to improve school leadership? -- To what extent have CLS sites built cohesion among policies and initiatives? -- How have sites built CLSs and why have some sites been more effective than others? -- How are sites attempting to scale up and sustain their work? -- Do we find support for the CLS hypothesis? -- Policies and Initiatives Taken to Improve Leadership -- Variations in State and District Roles in Improving School Leadership -- Building Cohesion Across Policies and Initiatives -- Efffective Stategies for System-Building -- Growing importance of the state -- Strategies pursued to develop cohesive leadership systems -- Differences in strategies across sites -- Contextual factors enabling and inhibiting efforts to build a CLS -- Contextual differences across sites -- Prospects for Sustainability -- Challenges to sustainment and expansion -- Strategies for sustainment and growth -- Support for the CLS Hypothesis -- Instructional leadership practices -- Links between favorable conditions and engagement with instructional leadership practices -- Recommendations -- Consider local contexts and address the challenges they pose -- Identify strong lead organizations and individuals -- Capitalize on external expertise and funding -- Build trust and mend fences -- Engage a broad coalition of stakeholders -- Hone skills at applying pressure while providing support -- Recognize innovative districts as "lead learners" -- Connect leadership efforts to standards and to other reforms in the state -- Solidify programs and funding through legislation and regulations -- Engage in continuous learning and improvement -- Commit to engaging in the work over the long term
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctthnfp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)498417577
  • (OCoLC)ocn498417577
Label
Improving school leadership : the promise of cohesive leadership systems, Catherine H. Augustine [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "This study was conducted by RAND Education"--Preface
  • "Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation."
  • "MG-885-WF"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cohesive leadership system hypothesis -- Research relevant to cohesive leadership systems -- Data Sources and Analytic Approach -- What policies and initiatives have states and districts pursued to improve school leadership? -- How are districts and states interacting to improve school leadership? -- To what extent have CLS sites built cohesion among policies and initiatives? -- How have sites built CLSs and why have some sites been more effective than others? -- How are sites attempting to scale up and sustain their work? -- Do we find support for the CLS hypothesis? -- Policies and Initiatives Taken to Improve Leadership -- Variations in State and District Roles in Improving School Leadership -- Building Cohesion Across Policies and Initiatives -- Efffective Stategies for System-Building -- Growing importance of the state -- Strategies pursued to develop cohesive leadership systems -- Differences in strategies across sites -- Contextual factors enabling and inhibiting efforts to build a CLS -- Contextual differences across sites -- Prospects for Sustainability -- Challenges to sustainment and expansion -- Strategies for sustainment and growth -- Support for the CLS Hypothesis -- Instructional leadership practices -- Links between favorable conditions and engagement with instructional leadership practices -- Recommendations -- Consider local contexts and address the challenges they pose -- Identify strong lead organizations and individuals -- Capitalize on external expertise and funding -- Build trust and mend fences -- Engage a broad coalition of stakeholders -- Hone skills at applying pressure while providing support -- Recognize innovative districts as "lead learners" -- Connect leadership efforts to standards and to other reforms in the state -- Solidify programs and funding through legislation and regulations -- Engage in continuous learning and improvement -- Commit to engaging in the work over the long term
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctthnfp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)498417577
  • (OCoLC)ocn498417577

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