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Leithwood, Kenneth A.

Works: 212 works in 568 publications in 5 languages and 13,410 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2805, 371.2
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Most widely held works by Kenneth A Leithwood
Making schools smarter : a system for monitoring school and district progress by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leithwood and Aitken have created a handbook for developing a system of collaborative assessment, strategic planning, and accountability in schools and districts. This book supplies not only the instruments to obtain data on how well schools and districts are achieving their purposes but also a means by which to establish achievable standards of expectation. The authors' research included studies of Canadian and American schools and involved the participation of district personnel, teachers, students, parents, and board members. The authors used a real school to help them develop their model of an "ideal school" for the year 2000. Using this experimental model as a basis, they describe specific features to be found in an ideal school and present ways to measure comparable features of existing schools and districts. They provide guidelines for using data generated in these assessments to help move schools toward the ideal
Educational policy for effective schools( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing leadership for changing times by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envisioning the nature of schools of the future is more art than science. But the response of today's schools to challenges presented by such forces as technology, changing demographics, and government austerity offer useful clues. As a minimum, schools will need to be able to thrive on uncertainty, have considerably greater capacities for collective problem solving than they do at present, and meet a much wider array of student needs. "Changing Leadership for Changing Times" examines the types of leadership that are likely to be productive in creating and sustaining such schools. Based on a long term study of 'transformational' leadership in school restructuring contexts, the chapters in this book offer a highly readable account of such leadership grounded in a substantial body of empirical evidence
Developing expert leadership for future schools by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes change in the nature of school leadership as required by the nature of future schools. Two chapters in part 1 develop the perspective for leadership, based on problem solving, for the future. Chapter 1 argues that the problem for future leadership has three components: (1) developing a shared, defensible vision of a future school; (2) directly assisting school members in addressing problems encountered in achieving the vision; and (3) increasing the capacity of school members to address future challenges themselves. Chapter 2 describes what is known about the present state of school leadership. Seven chapters in part 2 describe the kind of leadership that will be productive for future schools. Chapter 3 raises issues involved in developing a shared school vision and develops one such vision. Chapters 4-6 offer a research-based model of leadership as a problem-solving process. Chapters 7-9 are devoted to selected aspects of problem solving in routine and nonroutine matters--the role of values, teacher development, and creation of a collaborative school culture. The six chapters comprising the third part address issues concerning the development of expert leadership. Chapter 10 assesses the value of a broad array of formal and informal experiences in developing expert leadership. Characteristics of formal preparation programs effective in developing expertise in routine and nonroutine matters are outlined in chapters 11 and 12. The next two chapters examine how administrator appraisal and selection processes might be designed and implemented. Finally, chapter 15 proposes five broad strategies that district leaders might use in their efforts to foster the development of leaders for future schools. Six figures, 15 tables, and an index are included. References accompany each chapter. The appendix contains the principal profile-based instrument. (Lmi)
Cognitive perspectives on educational leadership( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International handbook of educational leadership and administration( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective school district leadership : transforming politics into education( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reports the results of a series of studies of effective school district leadership. School districts in both Canada and the United States provide the sites for this research. Many of these districts were in the midst of reform or restructuring initiatives and these initiatives became an important context within which to understand the work of district leaders. The authors describe how effective superintendents work with their immediate staffs, elected trustees, and school-based administrators. Each chapter examines the meaning of effective district leadership from different perspectives. Common to almost all of the chapters is an appreciation of the exquisitely "political" nature of the superintendent's work
Expert problem solving : evidence from school and district leaders by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributed leadership according to the evidence by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although not new, the concept of distributed (shared) leadership has re-emerged in recent years as one highly promising response to the complex challenges currently faced by schools. Responding productively to these challenges far exceeds the capacities of any individual leader. The purpose of this volume is to both present and synthesize the best available evidence about the nature, causes and effects of distributed school leadership. The book also clarifies common misunderstandings about distributed leadership and identifies promising implications for practice and for future research." "This book is appropriate for researchers studying school leadership, instructors and students in graduate-level school leadership courses and practicing administrators at the district and building level."--Jacket
Leading school turnaround : how successful leaders transform low-performing schools by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Leading School Turnaround"Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful-an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders."--Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto"The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do."-Philip Hallinger, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Leading with teacher emotions in mind by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Chapter 1 - Teacher Emotions, School Reform, and Student Learning: A Leadership Perspective; Chapter 2 - Looking Forward to Work: Job Satisfaction and Morale; Chapter 3 - Wanting to Stay Home: Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout; Chapter 4 - Persisting Against All Odds: Individual and Collective Self-Efficacy; Chapter 5 - To Stay or Go? Organizational Commitment and Engagement; Chapter 6 - From Feeling to Acting: Teacher Motivation and Educational Reform; Chapter 7 - Leading with Teacher Emotions in Mind: Setting Directions and Developing People
Making schools smarter : leading with evidence by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From strategic planning and accountability to restructuring goals, school leaders face a myriad of organizational tasks, each one vying for immediate action. Where to begin and where best to allocate resources become critical questions as the issue of organization becomes more prevalent. The third edition of a powerful bestseller, Making Schools Smarter provides the refined and updated tools to create a workable model for reshaping today's school districts for positive outcomes. This practical guide addresses and helps resolve significant issues in district and school leadership, including: Determining a comprehensive and real image of future schools and districts as professional learning communities Highlighting critical changes for achieving missions and goals Providing school leaders with much-needed tools to demonstrate and improve accountability With No Child Left Behind and increased accountability as powerful reminders of what's at stake, Making Schools Smarter gets to the heart of the argument that smarter schools mean enhanced learning for all."--Publisher's website
Teaching for deep understanding : what every educator should know( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely and accessible resource reveals how rethinking school curriculum and teaching for deep understanding can help students take control of their own learning. Organized in five parts, this text systematically uncovers how to: Advance student learning with research on powerful forms of instruction; foster metacognition in students and encourage them to take control of their own learning; extend learning from academic thinking to real-world application; learn how to instill a culture of deep understanding among students while still meeting specific achievement standards. Based on collaborative study and synergy between researchers and school practitioners--Teaching for Deep Understanding offers their combined advice on rethinking curriculum, specifically how to "teach for deep understanding."
Improving principal effectiveness : the principal profile by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing school leaders for educational improvement( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational leadership for organisational learning and improved student outcomes by William Mulford( Book )

20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The change in paradigm in our field is away from the great man or woman theory of leadership and the teacher in his or her own classroom to the development of learning communities which value differences and support critical reflection and encourage members to question, challenge, and debate teaching and learning issues. How to achieve such learning communities is far from clear, but we believe the areas of problem-based learning (PBL) and organizational learning (OL) offer valuable clues. The indications are that the successful educational restructuring agenda depends on teams of leaders, whole staffs and school personnel, working together (i.e., OL) linking evidence and practice in genuine collaboration (i.e., PBL). The book is unique in that it is both about and uses these two concepts. The book is made up of four sections: 1. An introductory rational in which the case for using only quality evidence in school reform efforts is argued. Results from a quality research project are then presented.; These results are organised around six questions: The section concludes with a plea that given the accumulation and consistent quality of the evidence from across systems and countries, we no longer need to involve ourselves with just impressions of effective leadership. We have a way forward that links leadership to organisational learning and improved student outcomes. 2. Advice for using the book. The reasons for the choice of problem-based learning as the vehicle for the professional development materials that form the major part of this book are detailed. Suggestions are then made for use of the book, including a one-day and two- day workshop, and advice on group development and warm-up activities for sue for such group development before moving to the problem-based learning package in Section 3; 3. A problem based-learning, evidence informed, professional development package for aspiring and actual school leaders based on real schools and their leaders. 4. A challenge. The final section provides refined versions of the diagnostic instruments used in the research and challenges readers to use them in their own schools.; The book concludes with the references used and a list of other readings
Successful principal leadership in times of change : an international perspective by Christopher Day( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leadership of school principals is an enormously powerful influence on the quality of schools and the learning of pupils. While the work of principals has been examined intensively over the past 20 years, almost no effort has been made to understand the role from an international or cross-cultural perspective. This book contributes significantly to our understanding of successful school leaders by describing similarities and differences in the work of such leaders in countries ranging from England to Australia, the United States to Norway, Sweden to Hong Kong. Bringing together case study research, the book helps explain what all successful principals do and the ways in which context shapes some of their work
Linking leadership to student learning by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leadership is second only to classroom instruction as an influence on student achievement. Strong leadership can potentially unleash latent capacities that already exist in an organization. The authors, after five years of research, could not find a single documented case of a school that managed to turn around its student achievement trajectory in the absence of talented leadership. This thoroughly researched book examines all types of leaders: from the school principal to the teacher leader. The authors also look closely at each organizational level in the school system--school, classroom, community, district, and state"--Provided by publisher
International successful school principalship project( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This e-book is the result of a 4-year project to investigate school leadership in different countries. This e-book publishes the findings from each country
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Leithwood, K.

Leithwood, K. A.

Leithwood, K. A. (Kenneth A.)

Leithwood, Keith A.

Leithwood, Kenneth.

Leithwood, Kenneth A.

Leithwood, Kenneth Arthur 1942-

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Changing leadership for changing timesDeveloping expert leadership for future schoolsCognitive perspectives on educational leadershipInternational handbook of educational leadership and administrationEffective school district leadership : transforming politics into educationExpert problem solving : evidence from school and district leadersDistributed leadership according to the evidenceLeading school turnaround : how successful leaders transform low-performing schools