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Title Effective school district leadership : transforming politics into education / edited by Kenneth Leithwood.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1995.

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Series SUNY series, educational leadership
SUNY series in educational leadership.
Subject School superintendents -- Ontario.
Educational leadership -- Ontario.
School management and organization -- Ontario.
Alt Name Leithwood, Kenneth A.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Department of Educational Administration.
Description 1 online resource (x, 352 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes essays based on research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
"Most chapters in this book are the outcome of a project undertaken by a group of faculty, research staff, and students in the Department of Educational Administration at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education"--Preface.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction : Transforming politics into education / Kenneth Leithwood -- How effective superintendents understand their own work / Edward A. Holdaway and Anthony Genge -- Chiefs and chairs : working relationships between effective CEOs and Board of Education chairpersons / Derek J. Allison, Patricia A. Allison, and Helen A. McHenry -- Prospects for organizational learning in expertly managed group problem solving / Kenneth Leithwood, Rosanne Steinbach, and Tiiu Raun -- Superintendents' management of state-initiated reform : a matter of interpretation / Fran Wills and Kent Peterson -- Restructuring in Kentucky : the changing role of the superintendent and the district office / Joseph Murphy -- How a few politicians and managers of education find policy success and happiness : part I / Richard G. Townsend -- Plucking billiard balls out of thin air : how a few politicians and managers of education hustle policy : part II / Richard G. Townsend -- How CEOs influence school system culture / Donald Musella -- Educated dissent : implications of policy disagreement for educational leadership / Mark Holmes -- Toward improving the structures for school system leadership / Stephen B. Lawton, Joyce Scane, and Shihui Wang -- Toward a more comprehensive appreciation of effective school district leadership / Kenneth Leithwood.
Summary Annotation The authors describe how effective superintendents work with their immediate staffs, elected trustees, and school-based administrators. Each chapter examines the meaning of effective district leadership from different perspectives.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585045518 (electronic bk.)
9780585045511 (electronic bk.)
9780791422540 (pbk.)
0791422542 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780791422540
OCLC # 42854938
Additional Format Print version: Effective school district leadership. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1995 0791422534 (DLC) 94003955 (OCoLC)29791317
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Introduction: Transforming Politics into Education / Kenneth Leithwood1
Ch. 2How Effective Superintendents Understand Their Own Work / Edward A. Holdaway, Anthony Genge13
Ch. 3Chiefs and Chairs: Working Relationships between Effective CEOs and Board of Education Chairpersons / Derek J. Allison, Patricia A. Allison, Helen A. McHenry33
Ch. 4Prospects for Organizational Learning in Expertly Managed Group Problem Solving / Kenneth Leithwood, Rosanne Steinbach, Tiiu Raun51
Ch. 5Superintendents' Management of State-Initiated Reform: A Matter of Interpretation / Fran Wills, Kent Peterson85
Ch. 6Restructuring in Kentucky: The Changing Role of the Superintendent and the District Office / Joseph Murphy117
Ch. 7How a Few Politicians and Managers of Education Find Policy Success and Happiness: Part I / Richard G. Townsend135
Ch. 8Plucking Billiard Balls Out of Thin Air: How a Few Politicians and Managers of Education Hustle Policy: Part II / Richard G. Townsend183
Ch. 9How CEOs Influence School System Culture / Donald Musella223
Ch. 10Educated Dissent: Implications of Policy Disagreement for Educational Leadership / Mark Holmes245
Ch. 11Toward Improving the Structures for School System Leadership / Stephen B. Lawton, Joyce Scane, Shihui Wang281
Ch. 12Toward a More Comprehensive Appreciation of Effective School District Leadership / Kenneth Leithwood315
 Subject Index341
 Name Index349

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