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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.
English.
ISBN 0585045518 (electronic bk.)
9780585045511 (electronic bk.)
9780791422533
0791422534
9780791422540 (pbk.)
0791422542 (pbk.)
0791422534
0791422542
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
 Acknowledgments 
 Preface 
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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