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Leithwood, Kenneth A.

Works: 224 works in 600 publications in 4 languages and 13,192 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Kenneth A Leithwood
Effective school district leadership : transforming politics into education( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,891 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
Educational leadership for organisational learning and improved student outcomes by William Mulford( )

20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,235 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
Leading with teacher emotions in mind by Kenneth A Leithwood( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research-based study helps administrators create a school environment that responds to teacher emotions and results in higher teacher retention, instructional effectiveness, and student achievement
Linking leadership to student learning by Kenneth A Leithwood( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 688 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
Making schools smarter : a system for monitoring school and district progress by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 486 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
Successful principal leadership in times of change : an international perspective by Christopher Day( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 485 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
Developing expert leadership for future schools by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 450 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)
International successful school principalship project( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 450 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
Educational policy for effective schools( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines transformational leadership and explores why such leadership can enhance the work of secondary-school leaders. It focuses on school leadership exercised in restructuring contexts. The text is divided into three parts: (1) the context for changing leadership; (2) transformational school leadership; and (3) beyond transformational leadership. Part 1 outlines a menu of current leadership models and shares reasons why transformational leadership marks a sensible point of departure for better understanding changing leadership in changing times. Part 2 describes the outcomes of efforts to unpack the meaning of transformational leadership in schools. It examines leadership at a central Ontario secondary school and offers strategies for setting goals and direction, ways to develop people, and tips for redesigning the culture, structure, policy, and community relationships of a school. The last section provides examples of the impact of transformational approaches to leadership on various aspects of schools. It details the problem-solving processes of transformational leaders, strategies for fostering teacher leadership and building teachers' commitment to change, advice on creating the conditions for growth in teachers' professional knowledge and skill, suggestions for leadership for organizational learning, and tips for achieving emotional balance. (Contains an index and approximately 400 references.) (Rjm)
International handbook of educational leadership and administration by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

19 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration offers a comprehensive account of contemporary research and theory on educational leadership from a broadly international perspective. The 31 chapters included in the book address five basic themes: the context for leadership and administration; leadership development processes; cognitive perspectives in educational leadership; conceptions of leadership and administrative practice; and critical perspectives on educational administration. This is the only English-language review of leadership and administration theory and research that is extensive in scope and reflective of educational leadership issues in the developed, English-speaking world. The depth of treatment provided by the book makes it an essential reference for scholars in the field as well as serious leadership practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the state-of-the-art of knowledge concerning their work
Leading school turnaround : how successful leaders transform low-performing schools by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading School Turnaround offers new perspectives and concrete, evidence-based guidelines for the educational leaders and administrators faced with the challenge of turning our low-performing schools around. Using the tools outlined in this groundbreaking book, school leaders can guide their schools to higher levels of achievement and sustained academic success
Cognitive perspectives on educational leadership( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 324 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 310 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
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 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 260 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 )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration by Kenneth A Leithwood( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Handbook is both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers, and a state-of-the-art compilation of new insights and guidance for practicing educational leaders. It provides essential information for those working in the fields of educational leadership and administration. Since the publication of the first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration, in 1996, governments around the world have undertaken major activities in the realms of school leadership and school improvement. In addition, a growing body of research and writing has advanced the field in the past few years to such an extent that a second International Handbook was needed to capture new insights and developments. This second Handbook: -has a broadly international editorship; -brings together new material and fresh, global insights from 55 well-regarded scholars; -contains 34 chapters organized around six leadership themes; and -adds a great deal of new information to the first Handbook
Preparing school leaders for educational improvement( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Effective school district leadership : transforming politics into education
Educational leadership for organisational learning and improved student outcomesLeading with teacher emotions in mindMaking schools smarter : a system for monitoring school and district progressSuccessful principal leadership in times of change : an international perspectiveDeveloping expert leadership for future schoolsChanging leadership for changing timesInternational handbook of educational leadership and administrationLeading school turnaround : how successful leaders transform low-performing schools
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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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