Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools. Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and practicing leaders to strengthen their capacity to create high levels of learning and equity. Chapters explore key theories and research, provide resources for developing personal and organizational leadership capacity, and guide leaders through a reflective process to help them link theory and practice. Hooper and Bernhardt's model for excellence and equity provides a pathway for educators to create and sustain learning communities in schools. Exploring three leadership approaches-Instructional, Adaptive, and Transformational-this textbook prepares and develops leaders to engage school communities through effective instructional leadership, data-informed decision-making, and a vision for learning and equity for all.
Theory to Practice (T2P) Framework-A series of structured exercises help readers review and reflect on existing organizational practices and develop new action plans.
Case Studies-Encourage individual reflection and collective discussion on key leadership scenarios.
Examples in Action-Challenge readers to analyze new connections and leadership processes.
A companion website-Includes additional resources and tools for instructors to facilitate activities in the classroom.
Mary A. Hooper is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at University of West Georgia and Director of ULead West Georgia, a research and development initiative focused on innovations in performance-based preparation and development of educational leaders. Victoria L. Bernhardt is Professor of Communication and Education at California State University, Chico and Executive Director of the Education for the Future Initiative, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build the capacity of all learning organizations and use data to improve learning for all students.
Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Leadership Modes for Creating Capacity Chapter 2: Commitments, Organizational Learning, and Dispositions for Creating Capacity Part II: The Instructional Leadership Mode Chapter 3: Ensuring a Quality Learning System Chapter 4: Cultivating a High Performing Faculty Part III: The Adaptive Leadership Mode Chapter 5: Leading Continuous School Improvement Chapter 6: Inspiring a Purpose-Driven Shared Vision Part IV: The Transformational Leadership Mode Chapter 7: Modeling Cultural Responsiveness Chapter 8: Sustaining Inclusive Learning Communities Part V: Considerations for Leadership Development Systems Chapter 9: Designing a Performance-Based Leadership Pipeline Chapter 10: Establishing Productive Partnerships Chapter 11: Defining a Personal Leadership Development Plan Appendix A: ISLLC Alignment Matrix Appendix B: The Mode of Instructional Leadership: Resources for Applied Practice Appendix C: The Mode of Adaptive Leadership: Resources for Applied Practice Appendix D: The Mode of Transformational Leadership: Resources for Applied Practice Appendix E: Leadership Development Systems