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Linking Leadership to Student Learning


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Figures and Tables ix Acknowledgments xiii About the Authors xv About the Contributors xvii Foreword xix Michael S. Knapp Preface xxiii 1 Leadership and Learning: The Critical Connection 1 Part One: School Leadership That Matters for Students 9 2 Collective Leadership: The Reality of Leadership Distribution Within the School Community 11 Kenneth Leithwood and Doris Jantzi 3 Shared and Instructional Leadership: When Principals and Teachers Successfully Lead Together 25 Karen Seashore Louis and Kyla Wahlstrom 4 Distributed Leadership in Action: A Complex Pattern of People, Tasks, and Goals 42 Stephen E. Anderson 5 Core Practices: The Four Essential Components of the Leader's Repertoire 57 Kenneth Leithwood 6 An Up-Close View of Instructional Leadership: A Grounded Analysis 68 Kyla Wahlstrom Part Two: The Broad and Unique Role of Districts in the School Improvement Business 87 7 How to Harness Family and Community Energy: The District's Role 89 Molly F. Gordon and Karen Seashore Louis 8 Confidence for School Improvement: A Priority for Principals 107 Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall, and Doris Jantzi 9 Principal Efficacy: District-Led Professional Development 119 Kenneth Leithwood, Stephen E. Anderson, and Karen Seashore Louis 10 Succession: A Coordinated Approach to Leadership Distribution 142 Blair Mascall and Kenneth Leithwood 11 Data Use: An Exploration from the District to the School 158 Stephen E. Anderson, Kenneth Leithwood, and Karen Seashore Louis 12 The "District Difference": A New Perspective on the Local Challenges for Improvement 181 Stephen E. Anderson and Karen Seashore Louis 13 Case Studies: District Responses to State Leadership 203 Karen Seashore Louis, Stephen E. Anderson, and Emanda Thomas Conclusion 227 Appendix A: Scale Reliability for Variables 237 Appendix B: Additional Evidence Related to Chapter Seven 241 Notes 247 References 257 Index 275

About the Author

Kenneth Leithwood is professor emeritus at the OntarioInstitute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University ofToronto. Karen Seashore Louis is Regents Professor ofOrganizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, and Robert H.Beck Chair in the College of Education and Human Development at theUniversity of Minnesota.

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