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Leadership Development on a Large Scale

Leadership Development on a Large Scale
Lessons for Long-Term Success

Forewords by Philip Hallinger and John Malloy

October 2018 | 208 pages | Corwin
About the Author
Foreword by Professor Philip Hallinger
Foreword by Dr. John Malloy
Chapter 1. The Leading Student Achievement: Networks for Learning Project (LSA)
Chapter 2. Evidence Used by LSA to Learn its Way Forward
Chapter 3. Building on a Conception of Effective Leadership
Chapter 4. Two Perspectives on LSA’s Approach to Leadership Development
Chapter 5. Collaborative Inquiry Processes as a Foundational Belief
Chapter 6. Key Learning Conditions as a Subject for Collaborative Inquiry
Chapter 7. LSA’s Theory of Action and How it was Developed
Chapter 8. Knowledge Building/Knowledge Creation: Education for a Knowledge Society
Chapter 9. Creating Useful Knowledge about Effective Leadership Networks
Chapter 10. Insights about Leading Large-scale Leadership Development Project

There is no doubt that this book identifies a plethora of strategies that will move the field forward.  This is a project that has been implemented within a large number of schools/across a large number of leaders….and has been continually evaluated.  The strength is that it is not an “opinion” piece wherein an author references the work of others and then suggests what “might” be effective, but this is work that has been implemented, and is showing promising results.

Lynn Macan, Visiting Associate Professor & Former Superintendent
University at Albany -- SUNY

After following Fullan, Leithwood, Bryk, and Sharratt for many years, this is the next piece in the puzzle of how to implement large-scale school change that has an impact. I love how the project was mindfully constructed to self-assess and was responsive to the feedback from participants. We can learn a lot from reading this book and practicing such mindfulness when it comes to supporting schools to help students learn.

Linda Vogel, Professor of Educational Leadership & Chair of Leadership: Policy and Development
University of Northern Colorado

This book examines a major leadership development initiative from which much can be learned.  The manuscript is very well organized and written.  The evaluation work and findings are technically sound and presented clearly

Mark A. Smylie, Corwin Author, Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Chicago

Having worked with Leading Student Achievement (LSA) and the Ontario Principals Council, and being a long-time fan of Kenneth Leithwood, I have seen first-hand how their work has impacted school leadership across Ontario. Now, in Leadership Development on a Large Scale we are able to learn how they did it, which means that their collaborative work will not only continue to have an impact on leadership in Ontario, but the rest of the world too.

Peter DeWitt, Corwin Author, Finding Common Ground blog
Corwin, Education Week

The Leading Student Achievement (LSA) project is one of the longest-standing research projects in Canada.  It has been a success because it uses research-informed strategies, is led by a world-recognized researcher, engages the field, and is fully supported by those who are expected to do the work.  I commend Ontario principals for having accepted our challenge to adopt a theory-into-practice approach that would expand leadership commitment to inquiry.  They have created a legacy that benefits students.

Avis Glaze, Corwin Author, International Education Adviser, & Founding CEO of the Literacy and Numaracy Secretariat

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