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Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement
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About This Book
Following the publication of Building Leadership Capacity in Schools in 1998, Linda Lambert visited educators around the world to see how they had applied the ideas presented in her book to their schools and districts. Though everyone she spoke with agreed on the importance of high leadership capacity, they also had many questions about how best to achieve this goal. Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is the author’s attempt to answer those questions.
The book begins by outlining the five major prerequisites for high leadership capacity:
In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of steps schools should take to meet these criteria, Lambert quotes at length from her discussions with educators to provide a view of leadership enhancement techniques in practice. She also includes helpful rubrics and surveys that teachers and administrators alike can use to personally assess their leadership skills.
Combining the author’s own insights with real-life examples and practical exercises, Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is an indispensable guide to enhancing and sustaining a culture of leadership in any school.
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About the Author
LINDA LAMBERT is professor emeritus at California State University, Hayward. She began her career in the field of probation, where she soon discovered that influencing education held more promise for influencing the lives of children. Since then, she has worked as a teacher leader, a principal, a district and county professional development director, the coordinator of a Principals' Center and Leadership Academy, the designer of four major restructuring programs, an international consultant, and a professor.
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