The Principal as Professional Development Leader by Marsha Speck, Phyllis H. Lindstrom (Hardback, 2004)
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- Description'At last we have a book that realistically, empathically, and interestingly describes leadership and the professional development work that needs to accompany it-for principals. It is all here: readings, web sites, theory, practice, helpful forms to use, vignettes of principals. Lindstrom and Speck are both 'insiders' and 'outsiders' teaching us in the best of ways how to both think about and act on our new kwledge!' - Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Research shows conclusively that teacher variability is the most important factor in determining student achievement. And headteachers are the educators who are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development tools they need to improve their skills and raise student achievement. The book is organized around the four roles that a headteacher must fulfill in order to cultivate quality: builder, designer, implementer, and reflective leader. Aligned with the National Staff Development Council's Standards for Staff Development, this book is full of user-friendly, practical tools, including rubrics, worksheets, professional development planners, sample forms for classroom visits and observations, calendars of professional development activities, surveys, evaluation plans, recommended readings and websites, and reflective questions. Vignettes, examples, and other illustrative material grounds the work in the high-stakes accountability world that principals find themselves in. This book will take headteachers through a step-by-step process to develop, implement, and evaluate individual and school professional development plans. The authors show headteachers how to analyze student achievement data and how to develop and evaluate professional development plans based on the data.
- Author BiographyPhyllis H. Lindstrom is a leader in school improvement issues and has a strong interest in developing collaborative leadership in schools. She is an associate professor of Educational Leadership at San Jose State University. In addition, her long career in K-12 educa-tion includes teacher, principal, director, and assistant superinten-dent. She serves on the board of directors of Futures in Education, an alternative education secondary school district in California. Through her research with secondary schools that sustain success, she under-stands the importance of collaboration and shared leadership. The focus of her recent work has been professional development as the lever of school improvement and improved student learning. She earned an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MA from United States International University, and a BA from California State University, Long Beach. Phyllis enjoys visits with her grandsons, boating, traveling and reading. She can be reached at San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0072 or via e-mail at plindstrom72@hot mail.com. Marsha Speck is a leader in school reform, educational leadership and professional development issues. Her professional interests include building leadership capacity among teachers, administrators, and the community to improve schooling and achievement for all students and developing school/university partnerships that model these practices. She is currently Professor of Educational Leadership at San Jose State University. Marsha is the Director of the Urban High School Leadership Program, which is an innovative leadership development program linked as a partnership with regional school districts for teacher leaders and administrators to rethink the American high school and how it meets the needs of students and the community. She has diverse experiences as a teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent of instruction, and professor, where she has worked collaboratively on school change efforts. She believes in a continued partnership linkage between the university and the school community, which is exemplified in her work. Creating school learning communities has been a central focus of her work with schools. She has published widely, including Why Can't We Get It Right? Professional Development for Our Schools (Corwin best seller); The Essential Questions and Practices in Professional Development; The Principalship: Building a Learning Community (for Prentice Hall); and The Handbook for Implementing Year-Round Education in the High School (for the National Association for Year-Round Education). Currently, Marsha is the president of the National Association for Year-Round Education and serves on the Leadership Council of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. San Jose State University recognized her as a Teacher Scholar (1996-1997) in recognition of contributions toward promoting the scholarship of teaching, especially in education leadership. Her Fulbright Scholarship includes study in India, Nigeria, and Israel. She received a BA from the University of California, Davis; an MA from California State University, Stanislaus; and EdD from the University of the Pacific. Traveling, tennis, and reading are a few of Marsha's passions when she is not working on leadership issues. She can be reached at San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0072 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Author(s)Marsha Speck,Phyllis H. Lindstrom
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication14/04/2004
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCorwin Press Inc
- Content Notebibliographical references , index
- Weight540 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine18 mm
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