Leadership for Resilient Schools and Communities (2nd Revised edition)

Leadership for Resilient Schools and Communities (2nd Revised edition)

By: Doris Annie Henry (author), Mike M. Milstein (author)Hardback

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In this updated edition ofaLeadership for Resilient Schools and Communities, resiliency experts Mike M. Milstein and Doris Annie Henry build on their groundbreaking strategies used in districts across the country and offer newainformation onaleadership resiliency.aPacked withagraphic organizers and tools, and providing a resource guide, this is an invaluable reference for school leaders serious about resiliency efforts.

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Mike M. Milstein is a partner in The Resiliency Group, Ltd., and Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. His professional career also includes being Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Buffalo and a classroom teacher. His teaching, research, and writing interests are in the areas of resiliency and organiza-tional change and development. He has been actively engaged in school and community resiliency development efforts in such places as Nelson, New Zealand, Ashland, Oregon; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Shelby County, Tennessee. The resil-iency initiatives he has facilitated include classroom instruction and cur-riculum improvement efforts, school wide activities that enhance the resil-iency of educators, and school-community partnerships that support resiliency development for both children and adults. He has written 11 books, including coauthoring Resiliency in Schools (2002; 1996). Doris "Annie" Henry is a partner in The Resiliency Group, Ltd., and retired Pro-fessor of Educational Leadership. Her research and writing interests focus on resiliency, restructuring, change, organization development, and school improvement. Her work with developing resiliency efforts includes Nelson, New Zealand, Ashland, Oregon; Tennessee State Department of Education; and Memphis, Tennessee. She has facili-tated resiliency at the classroom, school-wide, and community-school part-nership levels. Currently she is the National President of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS), and serves on 10 international, national and local boards. Her professional career includes being Professor of Educa-tional Leadership at New Mexico Highlands University, the University of Memphis, and at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; an elementary school principal for nearly a decade in Arizona and Oklahoma, and a classroom teacher. She has published and presented widely in her areas of interest, most notably as coauthor of the national study, Becoming a Superintendent: Challenges of School District Leadership (1997).


Dedication List of Tables and Figures List of Handouts Foreword by Richard A. Schmuck Foreword to the First Edition by Paul D. Houston Preface Organization of the Book About the Authors Part I. Basic Concepts 1. Resiliency: Promoting Everyone's Potential to Succeed Why the Urgency? An Introduction to Resiliency The Problem With Problem Solvers 2. Building Resilient Communities Why Community Development and Resiliency Traditional Ways of Thinking About Community Three Realities of Community: Rural, Urban, and Suburban Visualizing the Resilient Community Leadership Activities for Building a Resilient Community: Where Do We Start? Part II. Resiliency for Everyone 3. Student Resiliency: Building a Base for Positive Living What Are the Problems That Youth Face? Changing Our Mind Maps: From Deficits to Potentials Student Resiliency: The Community and School's Responsibilities Leadership Strategies That Promote Student Resiliency Bringing It All Together as an Overall Resiliency-Building Approach 4. Educator Resiliency: Nurturing the Nurturers Resiliency Pathways and Educators' Performance Over Their Career Span The Ability of Educators to Perform Well Over Time: Coping With Plateauing The Impact of the School Environment on Educator Resiliency Strategies to Overcome School-Based Barriers to Educator Resiliency 5. School Resiliency: Creating Supportive Environments for Students, Educators, and Communities Does Your School Support Resiliency? Improving School Resiliency Means Changing Schools Backwards Planning School Resiliency-Building Strategies 6. Community Resiliency: Developing Partnerships Building Relationships Between Schools and Their Communities Communities With Characteristics of Resiliency Community Support Is Needed for School Resiliency School Support Is Needed for Community Resiliency From Reactive to Proactive Community Relationships Strategies for Improving Community Resiliency Part III. Making It Happen for Schools & Communities 7. Leading Resiliency Development Initiatives: Strategies for Managing and Assessing Change Bringing It All Together and Leading Resiliency Development Initiatives The Four Stages of Change Group Development Leadership Needs Facilitation Skills Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation 8. School and Community Resiliency Initiatives A Reality Perspective Communities on the Forefront of Improvement In Closing Resource A: Handouts References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412955935
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412955935
  • weight: 767
  • ISBN10: 1412955939
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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