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Powerful Leadership Development
Bridging Theory and Practice Using Peers and Technology



January 2003 | 304 pages | Corwin
Powerful Leadership Development: Bridging Theory and Practice Using Peers and Technology addresses current perceptions surrounding educational leadership. Public perceptions of the need for educational improvement, political perceptions of educational reform and leadership preparation, a growing shortage of principals in our schools, cost-effective means of evaluating and strengthening the skills of current schools leaders, and applications of technology and cooperative learning are all topics of discussion and activities throughout the book.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. BACKGROUND AND FUNDAMENTALS
Overview

 
Leadership

 
Skill Clusters, Performance Indicators, and Aspects

 
Analyzing a Case Study

 
Nine-Step Development Process

 
Leadership Self-Inventory

 
 
2. ANALYZING A CASE STUDY
Overview

 
Artifacts

 
About the Case Study

 
Normal School Case Study

 
Case Study Documentation and Rating Forms

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
3. DEVELOPING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
Overview

 
Analyze, Reflect, and Document

 
Standards, Performance Areas, and Aspects

 
Sample School Improvement Plan for Boosting Student Test Scores

 
Normal School Improvement Plan

 
School Improvement Plan Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practive

 
 
4. OFFICE DESKWORK
Overview

 
Your First Day on the Job

 
Steps for Development

 
About the Deskwork Activity

 
Normal School Deskwork

 
Office Deskwork Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
5. MAKING ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Overview

 
How Do You See Yourself?

 
Steps for Development

 
About Oral Presentation

 
Normal School Board Presentation

 
Oral Presentation Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
6. PROVIDING LEADERSHIP IN GROUPS
Overview

 
Steps for Development

 
The Simulation

 
Group Problem-Solving Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practive

 
 
7. CONDUCTING STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS
Overview

 
Interviewing

 
Your Two Interviews

 
 
8. PLANNING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Overview

 
The Proof Is in the Pudding

 
Example of an Action Plan

 
Your Own Action Plan

 
 
RESOURCES
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX

“Leadership may indeed be difficult to define. This timely text will enable the reader, whether professor or practitioner, to explore and clarify perceptions of the leadership role.”

The School Administrator, January 2004

"What makes this workbook useful is not only that it is linked to ISLLC standards, but that it is structured to develop competencies set out by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Assessment Center."

The Journal of the National Staff Development Council, Fall 2004

“User-friendly in assisting school leaders in building their leadership skill base. The professional development opportunities embedded in this book will allow new and veteran educators to reflect and review their daily priorities and plan for future student achievement that involves all levels of the school community.”

Principal Navigator, May 2008
Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

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David H. Lepard

David H. Lepard began his career in education in Pomona, California, completing his master’s degree at Claremont Graduate University and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts where he directed a micro teaching clinic for future teachers. He assisted with early pilots the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) principal assessment center program and later directed the first principal assessment center program in Prince William County, Virginia. More About Author

Alice G. Foster

Alice G. Foster is Senior Program Specialist, Secondary Education, for Stockton Unified School District. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Her 38 years in the field of education include being a high school teacher and administrator, Stockton Teachers’ Association president and negotiator, grants writer, change agent in implementing school reform, and acquisitions editor. She has presented at state national conferences, served for 3 years on the ASCD Publications Committee, and has published articles in professional journals. More About Author

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