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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership
Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice



632 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'This is a handbook for masters courses in school leadership; in part a work of reference, it is awesomely comprehensive. It has, however, an important and insistant theme: that every school can be improved, and that leadership - not administration, not even management - is key to such improvement. Effective leadership involves sensitivity to context and to social justice, civic responsibility and democratic accountability, and these essays show how and why' - Michael Duffy, The Times Educational Supplement

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership is a landmark publication with contributions from 37 internationally renowned academics covering an extensive range of issues confronting the field of educational leadership and administration. The Handbook reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application.

This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning and school design.

The Handbook consists of the following parts:

• Multiple Lenses of Democratic Leadership explores the intellectual "sweep" of the notion of leadership

• Management, Organization, and Law presents views of leadership that reflect contemporary research regarding the superintendency and principalship, including strains in current school leadership issues

• Educational Politics and Policy presents and analyzes the major international, federal, and state initiatives impacting educational leadership today

• Theories of Leadership and Research Problems and Practices explores the nature of research regarding leadership and the large body of work on management and managerial practices

• The Micropolitics of Educational Leadership highlights the day-to-day operational challenges facing school leaders, such as declining fiscal support, a lack of public confidence, outmoded facilities and technology, the achievement gap, violence, vandalism, and the challenges of dealing with special populations

This Handbook is sure to be a pivotal resource in the restructuring of courses and curricula in departments and schools of education well into the 21st century, as well as a powerful guide to reframing issues of practice in educational settings. Professionals in the field will also find a wealth of information informing practice in the world of education. It is an ideal text for graduate courses, in which students and professors will find cutting-edge research and alternative modes of thinking, offering a perspective unmatched by any other single source.

Fenwick W. English, General Editor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Introduction: A Metadiscursive Perspective on the Landscape of Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
 
Autobiographical Sketches of Handbook Contributors
 
Section I
Co-Editors: Frances K. Kochan and Cynthia J. Reed, Auburn University
Introduction: Multiple Lenses of Democratic Leadership
Ira E. Bogotch, Florida Atlantic University
1. A History of Public School Leadership: The First Century 1837-1942
Michael E. Dantley, Miami University of Ohio
2. Moral Leadership: Shifting the Management Paradigm
Alan R. Shoho, University of Texas at San Antonio; Betty M. Merchant, University of Texas at San Antonio; Catherine A. Lugg, Rutgers University
3. Social Justice: Seeking a Common Language
Frances K. Kochan, Auburn University; Cynthia J. Reed, Auburn University
4. Collaborative Leadership, Community Building, and Democracy in Public Education
 
Section II
Editor: Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton
Introduction: Management, Organization and Law
Rodney T. Ogawa, University of California at Santa Cruz
5. Leadership As Social Construct: The Expression of Human Agency Within Organizational Constraint
Kathleen M. Brown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6. Pivotal Points: History, Development, and Promise of the Principalship
Theodore J. Kowalski, University of Dayton; C. Cryss Brunner, University of Minnesota
7. The School Superintendent: Roles, Challenges, and Issues
Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton
8. The Role of Education Law in Leadership Preparation Programs
 
Section III
Editor: Gary L. Anderson, New York University
Introduction: Educational Politics and Policy: Creating Equitable, Democratic Schools
Betty Malen, University of Maryland
9. Educational Leaders as Policy Analysts
Gary L. Anderson, New York University; Monica Pini, National University of San Martin, Argentina
10. Educational Leadership and the New Economy: Keeping the "Public" in Public Schools
Eva Gold, Research for Action; Elaine Simon, Research for Action; Chris Brown, Cross City, Urban School Reform
11. A New Conception of Parent Engagement: Community Organizing for School Reform
Ruth S. Johnson, California State University, Los Angeles; Lawson Bush, V, California State University Los Angeles
12. Leading the School Through Culturally Responsive Inquiry
Jesse Goodman, Indiana University; Daniel Baron, Harmony Education Center; Carol Myers, Harmony Education Center
13. Constructing a Democratic Foundation for School-Based Reform: The Local Politics of School Autonomy and Internal Governance
 
Section IV
Co-Editors: Margaret Grogan, University of Missouri-Columbia; Gary M. Crow, University of Utah
Introduction: Theories of Leadership and Research Problems and Practices
Michelle D. Young, University Council for Educational Administration; Gerardo R. Lopez, Indiana University
14. Shaping the Knowledge Base: Inquiry in Educational Leadership
Gary M. Crow, University of Utah; Margaret Grogan, University of Missouri-Columbia
15. The Development of Leadership Thought and Practice in the United States
Carolyn M. Shields, University of British Columbia; Anish Sayani, University of British Columbia
16. Leading in the Midst of Diversity: The Challenge of Our Times
 
Section V
Editor: Larry E. Frase, San Diego State University
Introduction: The Micropolitics of Educational Leadership
Fenwick W. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Betty E. Steffy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
17. Curriculum Leadership: The Administrative Survival Skill in a Test Driven Culture and a Competitive Educational Marketplace
Larry E. Frase, San Diego State University
18. Refocusing the Purposes of Teacher Supervision
Eric Haas, Arizona State University; Leslie Poyner, University of New Mexico
19. Issues of Teaching and Learning
George J. Petersen, University of Missouri-Columbia
20. Student Misbehavior and Violence: A Re-examination of the Enemy Within
Jeffrey A. Lackney, University of Wisconsin-Madison
21. New Approaches to School Design
Todd A. DeMitchell, University of New Hampshire
22. Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the Challenges of Leading
William K. Poston, Jr., Iowa State University
23. Finance, Planning, and Budgeting
 
Subject Index
 
Author Index

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Fenwick W. English

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has... More About Author

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