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Spirituality in Educational Leadership



© 2008 | 208 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with American Association of School Administrators

Published in Association with HOPE Foundation

"A useful book for those who want to find balance in their lives and add a dimension of spirituality to their leadership."
—Kenneth Killian, Assistant Professor
Vanguard University of Southern California

"The information is approachable, nonthreatening, and personal. The authors discuss their own past roles as educational leaders, providing instant credibility."
—Jennifer Baadsgaard, Assistant Principal
Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

Revitalize your leadership and help shape a better future for the students you serve!

This fourth volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series offers key strategies for identifying the moral and ethical dimensions of school leadership practice. With thought-provoking contributions from top leadership figures like Terrence E. Deal, Dawna Markova, and Scott Thompson, this enlightening resource combines research with innovative ideas for practice and emphasizes:

  • Spirituality within a life-sustaining context
  • The role of spirituality in empowering leaders as agents for transformative change
  • A moral obligation to create safe and supportive learning spaces for students

Spirituality in Educational Leadership helps educators align everyday practice with core values in ways that will make a significant difference in their professional and personal lives.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
Robert W. Cole
Introduction
Paul D. Houston
1. What’s Spirituality Got to Do With It?
Stephen L. Sokolow, Paul D. Houston
2. The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership
Dawna Markova
3. Spiritual Courage: Leading From the Inside Out
Bea Mah Holland
4. Appreciative Inquiry: A Strategy for Reshaping Education That Builds on Strengths and Hopes
Eric Schaps
5. Community in School: The Heart of the Matter
Claire Sheff Kohn
6. The Stories of Practicing Superintendents: The Struggle to Make the Right Decisions
Christa Metzger
7. Personal Growth in the Workplace: Spiritual Practices You Can Use
Chuck Bonner
8. Spiritually Oriented Leadership in a Secular Age
Scott Thompson
9. Spiritual Leadership: The Invisible Revolution
Terrence E. Deal
10. Leadership on a Teeter-Totter: Balancing Rationality and Spirituality
 
Index

"This book will be useful to those who are trying to find a good balance in their lives and add a dimension of spirituality to their leadership."

Kenneth Killian, Assistant Professor
Vanguard University of Southern California

"The authors have made the information approachable, nonthreatening, and personal. They provide information about their own past roles as superintendents, which provides instant credibility."

Jennifer Baadsgaard, Assistant Principal
Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

"The book addresses a very important topic. There are some powerful teachings in this volume, and it makes an important contribution to the field."

Lila Jacobs, Coordinator, Urban Leadership Program
California State University, Sacramento

Did not meet expectations

Mr Jim Bagniewski
School Of Education, Viterbo University
January 4, 2010
Key features
  • Compact volume offering contributions from top school leadership figures in theory and practice
  • Combines research, practice, and innovative thinking into a single volume
  • A joint publication with AASA and the HOPE Foundation

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