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The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability (Paperback)
  • The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability (Paperback)

The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability (Paperback)

Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
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This book stresses the human side of leadership as the central feature regarding credibility in the public forums where leadership is really tested. As such, leadership is an art because it involves performance as a form of public theater.

No other text on this topic demonstrates so ably how the field has been lopsidedly dominated by science to the detriment of art. Leadership cannot be improved by simply defining it better; it has to be practiced. The real improvement of practice is rooted in the art, i.e., the application.

Key Features:

o Presentation of the idea that leadership is an art, the practice of leadership is not a science but an applied art

o Content material is connected to self-discovery and learning how to be critically reflective via journal writing

o Connection to films as an excellent method to learn about leading in context.

Each chapter has a glossary of critical terms and concepts which help the reader learn and understand important vocabulary.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761928119
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 231 x 187 x 13 mm

"Fenwick W. English returns to themes of leadership he explored in more than 20 earlier books and dozens of presentation to educator audiences. He favors "re-centering educational leadership in the humanities," rather than acting on the recommendation of the business literature, and he emphasizes the use of films as a way to humanize leadership concepts."

"English successfully challenges the established educational community to rethink the current state of research on school leadership in the social sciences...The inclusion of theory, discourse, and stories of recognized leaders followed by chapter learning extensions that include key concepts, movie recommendations, and prompted reflective journaling makes this book a most valuable resource for the educational leadership community." -- H.J. Bultinck * CHOICE *
"The Art of Educational Leadership provides one of the most complete examinations of leadership that I have encountered. I admire the way it urges students to think and reflect. The format allows individual learners to focus on those materials that best fit their learning style while the numerous presentations of a single topic through the different modalities strengthens the learning. This text is a fresh, new look at leadership..." -- Louise L MacKay * Reviewer Quote *
"Excellent cogent analysis of key concepts of leadership are presented in a reader friendly style." -- Saul B. Grossman

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