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Leithwood, Kenneth A.

Works: 194 works in 539 publications in 5 languages and 13,110 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2805, 371.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenneth A Leithwood
Making schools smarter : a system for monitoring school and district progress by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Schools Smarter presents a comprehensive process by which a district or a school can learn about its entire operation in order to initiate change based on solid data. Because the authors' ideal school is a "learning organization," movement toward the ideal helps schools "get smarter" and enhance their collective capacities to serve students better. This is an excellent resource for administrators and superintendents, as well as for students and teachers of educational leadership and school restructuring
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 389 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 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents arguments about the nature of expert school leadership, paralleling developments from the early 1980s, when the emphasis was on identifying the behaviours of effective principals, to the early 1990s, when the focus had shifted to
Cognitive perspectives on educational leadership( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 278 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 246 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 )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent study estimates that the number of schools who miss the AYP mark will more than double to 5,000 schools in 2009-2010. Applying the turnaround processes successfully used in the corporate world to the education market, Leading School Turnaround offers new perspectives and concrete, evidence-based guidelines for the educational leaders and administrators faced with the challenge of turning their low-performing schools around
Leading with teacher emotions in mind by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 8 - Leading with Teacher Emotions in Mind: Redesigning the Organization and Managing the Instructional ProgramChapter 9 - Conclusion: Leader Emotions; References; Index
Making schools smarter : leading with evidence by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 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
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

Teaching for deep understanding : what every educator should know( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 232 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."
Preparing school leaders for educational improvement( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 164 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 150 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 143 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( )

6 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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Changing leadership for changing times
Alternative Names
Leithwood, K.

Leithwood, K. A.

Leithwood, K. A. (Kenneth A.)

Leithwood, Keith A.

Leithwood, Kenneth.

Leithwood, Kenneth A.

Leithwood, Kenneth Arthur 1942-

English (174)

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German (1)

Italian (1)

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Changing leadership for changing timesDeveloping expert leadership for future schoolsCognitive perspectives on educational leadershipEffective 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 schoolsLeading with teacher emotions in mind