Caring Enough to Lead: How Reflective Practice Leads to Moral Leadership (3rd Revised edition)
By: Leonard O. Pellicer (author)Paperback
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Updated bestseller! Caring Enough to Lead, Third Edition presents a personal perspective on what it means to care about and understand the role of leaders and what occurs when leaders bond with others in significant ways in the development of our nation's schools. This resource embraces the notion that leaders must establish a connection with all others in an organization in order to reflect the common core values that can take the organization to the next moral and ethical level. The author expands what it really means to be a leader and examines the yet unexplored dimensions of moral leadership.
Leonard O. Pellicer is Dean of the School of Education and Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina. He has served in a number of teaching and leadership roles over the past thirty-five years. He served as the first director of the South Carolina Educational Policy Center, at the University of South Carolina, and was also the director of the African American Professors Program, a program designed to address the problem of a shortage of African American professors at predominantly white higher-education institutions. His experiences prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina include service as a high school and middle school teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and director of a teacher education center that provided staff development opportunities for teachers and administrators in five Florida school districts. In 1986 to 1987, he was a Fullbright Scholar in Southeast Asia. During this period, he taught graduate classes at the University of the Philippines and used his expertise in school leadership to assist in developing programs to train school leaders in the region. From 1992 to 195, he spent a good deal of time in the Republic of South Africa as a member of a team that developed a field-based training program for black principals in the "new South Africa." He holds a bachelor's degree in English education and master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. For more than twenty-five years, he has written, consulted, and spoken extensively in the areas of school leadership, instructional leadership, and educational programs for disadvantaged students. He has coauthored two other books with Lorin Anderson for Corwin Press, including A Handbook for Teacher Leaders (1995 and Teacher Peer Assistance and Review: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Administrators (2001).
Foreword to the Third Edition by Terrence E. Deal Foreword to the Second Edition by Governor Richard W. Riley Foreword to the First Edition by Aretha B. Pigford Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. It's Better to Know Some of the Questions Than All of the Answers 2. Why Am I Going to Visit Bob? 3. What Is a Leader? 4. Why Should Leaders Care About Caring? 5. What Do I Care About? 6. What Do I Believe About People? 7. Am I Taking Care of My Water Buffalo? 8. What Does It Mean to Be a Teacher? 9. Am I Willing to Share Power? 10. What Does It Mean to Be Responsible? 11. Why Am I Doing This? 12. Am I Willing to Jump for the Trapeze? 13. Who's the King or Queen of the Jungle? 14. "Honey, Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat?" 15. Can I Care Enough to Do the Little Things? 16. "Can You Just Call Me Willie, Mrs. Peterson?" 17. How Are Schools Transformed? 18. Why Do I Choose to Lead? 19. What Do Leaders Owe to Those Who Follow? 20. Can I Care Enough to Be My Own Best Friend? 21. Will That Be a Senior Cup of Coffee? 22. Your Leadership Becomes You! References Index
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