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Empowering Teachers
What Successful Principals Do

Second Edition


August 2000 | 224 pages | Corwin
`Joseph and Jo Blase write directly to aspiring and present principals who believe in the wisdom, care, and commitment of faculty to make difficult decision together about good education for all students' - From the Foreword, Carl D Glickman, University of Georgia

This book is written for practising and prospective principals who want to empower teachers. It is about what successful principals do and the "transformative effects" that such principals have on teachers' work both in the classroom and in the school generally. In this considerably expanded second edition, the authors have included data and insights from recent research, literature, and national reports; added additional figures, models, tips, and reading lists; and emphasized elements of instructional leadership as related to facilitative-democratic leadership.

Carl D Glickman
Foreword to the First Edition
Cindy Loe
Foreword to the First Edition
 
Sharing Governance
 
Trusting the Experts
Teachers

 
 
Creating Instruction-Oriented Structures That Help Teachers Do Their Best
 
A Cornucopia of Supportive Resources
 
Encouraging Autonomy and Innovation
 
Modeling Personal Dimensions
 
About Risk and Threat
 
Valuing and Rewarding Good Work
 
Helping Solve Problems
 
Providing Leadership That Is Facilitative and Democratic

 "Blase and Blase write directly to aspiring and present principals who believe in the wisdom, care, and commitment of faculty to make difficult decisions together about good education for all students."

From the Foreword by Carl D. Glickman
University of Georgia

"Should be read by all practicing principals! An extraordinary, perceptive account of how a principal can influence teachers and make an impact on school culture." 

Richard R. Tranter, Principal
Murray High School, Murray, UT

Joseph Blase

Joseph Blase is a professor of educational administration at the University of Georgia. Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1980 from Syracuse University, his research has focused on school reform, transformational leadership, the micropolitics of education, principal-teacher relationships, and the work lives of teachers. His work concentrating on school-level micropolitics received the 1988 Davis Memorial Award given by the University Council for Educational Administration, and his coauthored article published in the Journal of Educational Administration won the W. G. Walker 2000 Award for Excellence. In 1999 he was recognized as an elite... More About Author

Rebajo (Jo) R. Blase

Jo Blase is a professor of educational administration at the University of Georgia, and a former public school teacher, high school and middle school principal, and director of staff development. She received a Ph.D. in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision in 1983 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her research has focused on instructional and transformational leadership, school reform, staff development, and principal-teacher relationships. Through work with the Beginning Principal Study National Research Team, the Georgia League of Professional Schools, and public and private school educators with whom she... More About Author

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