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“Leadership and institutional culture, clearly pivotal issues for school improvement, are often viewed as abstract and only marginally important issues by many educators. This book challenges these perspectives by providing provocative insights about developing leaders and about relying on them to restructure schools. The authors reinforce convictions about school improvement through real-life examples that are concurrently informative and inspirational.
“This work is not for the timid of thought or action. It forthrightly challenges the traditional roles of leadership in schools. Just as importantly, it will be an affirming voice for those leaders who have already ventured into choppy seas of true shared leadership.”
“Blankstein, Houston, and Cole have done a masterful job in weaving together the messages of some of the top writers in educational leadership. Their book successfully marries leadership development theory with the compelling stories of those working in the field to develop and support thoughtful and exceptional school leaders. This is a must-read for school leaders, those charged with the support and development of school leaders, or anyone interested in becoming an exceptional school leader.”
This book is an important addition to other books written on leadership capacity and helps to give a clearer understanding of what leadership capacity stands for and means for the school environment as a whole. Furthermore it explains well the importance of leadership capacity in the daily work of teachers and how it can work to improve students learning. A book well suited in teaching school improvement and leadership in all settings.
Very interesting book but not quite what I was looking for. Excellent read.
Book did not contain topics I wish to cover in course