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Becoming a Transformative Leader

by Carolyn M. Shields

Becoming a Transformative Leader Synopsis

This exciting book explores the concept of transformative leadership and how leaders can create learning environments that are academically excellent, equitable, inclusive, and socially just. Grounded in research and real examples, Dr. Carolyn Shields presents an approach to leadership that is engaged, authentic, courageous, and effective in addressing the needs of today's diverse student bodies. Featuring examples from schools and leaders, questions for reflection, downloadable eResources, and links to useful websites, Becoming a Transformative Leader is an invaluable and practical guide for school administrators, teacher leaders, and district leaders concerned about the uneven educational playing field for students in our schools.

Becoming a Transformative Leader Press Reviews

If you are struggling to engage in dialogue with your staff to address equity, justice, and inclusion, this is your practical guide to frame the discourse. Becoming a Transformative Leader is a must read for school-based practitioners and should be required reading for all district leadership staff. Channel your energy through the eight tenets and leave a generational legacy. -David E. Lawrence, Teacher, Principal, Chief Academic Officer This book provides a pragmatic glimpse into the application of Transformative Leadership Theory - from Shields' deep experiential perspective, as well as from the lived experience of a first-time principal. Throughout the reading of this text, the reader gains a deeper understanding of why transformative leadership is important by examining the eight tenets of transformative leadership, supported by exercises from which to construct meaning. This book would be an excellent text for any leadership preparation program whose mission is to prepare equity-focused, socially just leaders who are prepared to lead change and improvement. -Kristina A. Hesbol, Assistant Professor, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, USA

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367203610
Publication date: 3rd December 2019
Author: Carolyn M. Shields
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 204 pages
Categories: Organization & management of education,

About Carolyn M. Shields

Carolyn M. Shields is Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.

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