In this book, Zach Kelehear offers readers a new perspective on an important, dynamic, and sometimes daunting issue: managing successful school-based leadership. The author uses an arts-based approach to weave together notions of research-based leadership skills for successful school-based management with standards of professional competence as represented by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for School Leaders.
Zach Kelehear has devoted his career to supporting student achievement through innovative and engaging instructional supervisory practices. At the college level he has taught varied topics such as school law, organizational change, and policy development but his primary professional interests lie in matters of mentoring, supervision, and school leadership. He is currently associate professor of educational leadership and policies at the University of South Carolina.
Chapter 1 Preparing the Canvas: Connecting the Aesthetics of Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership Chapter 2 Elements of Art: Perceiving, Conceptualizing, Developing, Reflecting on Performances in the Classroom Chapter 3 Line: Declaring Expectations Chapter 4 Value: Deciding What Matters Most Chapter 5 Shape: Managing the Learning Environment Chapter 6 Form: Recognizing and Understanding Perspectives Chapter 7 Space: Balancing Support and Challenge Chapter 8 Color: Encouraging Alternative Approaches Chapter 9 Texture: Joining Pieces of the Quilt Chapter 10 Conclusions: Elements and the Art of Instructional Leadership Chapter 11 Appendix A: National Staff Development Council Standards Chapter 12 Appendix B: Standards for Advanced Program in Educational Leadership Chapter 13 Appendix C: Standards for Instructional Supervision Chapter 14 Appendix D: The Research Study Outline and Results