K-12 educational leadership literature highlights the need for co-leadership as it relates to school administrative effectiveness. While co-leadership in the principalship is not a new idea, it is a shift in thinking from the traditional model of one principal as school administrator. Multi-leadership in Urban Schools proposes a model for school administrative leadership through collective administrative responsibility.
Judy A. Alston is Chair and Graduate Coordinator for the Program in Educational Administration & Supervision, School of Leadership and Policy Studies, and Assistant Professor for the Program in Educational Administration & Supervision and Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Bowling Green University, Ohio.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 What is Multi-Leadership?: Introduction; Traditional Notions of Leadership and the Principalship; Multi-leadership: A Model; 21st Century School Leadership; Conclusion Chapter 4 COO: The Principal as the Chief Operating Officer: Introduction; Culture and Climate; S. (Simple) H. (Human) I. (Issues) T. (Today); Discipline; Teachers and Teacher Organizations; Implementation and Maintenance of School Policy; Conclusion Chapter 5 CFO: The Principal as the Chief Financial Officer: Introduction; School Budget and External Funding; (Mis)Management; Decentralization/Site-based Fiscal Management; Conclusion Chapter 6 CKO: The Principal as the Chief Knowledge Officer: Introduction; What is Instructional Leadership?; The Instructional Leadership Challenge; Requisite Skills of the CKO: Vision, Communication, Trust/Collegiality, Motivation, Decision-making/Planning; Chapter 7 Standards and the Alston Multi-Leadership Model: Introduction; Skills and Standards: NPBEA Standards, ISLLC Standards; The Alston Model of Multi-leadership and ISLLC; Conclusion Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 References Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author