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Building Leadership Capacity in Schools
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About This Book
In this book, Linda Lambert takes a close look at leadership in schools, which today involves far more than a single leader. The author defines leadership as the learning processes among participants in a community—processes that lead toward a shared sense of purpose.
Leadership capacity refers to the breadth of participation in leadership and the depth of skill that teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community members bring to the work.
The stories of three schools—an elementary school with low leadership capacity, a middle school with moderate leadership capacity, and a high school with high leadership capacity—reveal how school people can lead their communities to improve student learning. The stories show five features of effective leadership:
This book outlines what schools and districts must do to build leadership capacity, including how to get started, how to sustain the momentum, and how to design school districts capable of supporting such work.
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About the Author
LINDA LAMBERT is a Professor at California State University-Hayward (CSUH). In her current role she works with administrative candidates and their schools, particularly in the urban Bay Area, as well as in schools and agencies throughout the United States. Before joining the faculty at CSUH, Lambert was a teacher leader, principal, district and county professional development director, coordinator of a Principals' Center and Leadership Academy, and designer of four major restructuring programs.
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