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Caring School Leadership



January 2020 | 192 pages | Corwin

Principles and possibilities to inform and inspire caring in your leadership practices!

Do you feel like something is missing in today’s schools? Do you feel student success is too focused on academic accountability, test scores, and college readiness? Recalibrate your leadership with the help of this book to promote the practice of caring which, with academic rigor, is essential to effective schooling.

Caring School Leadership is a research-based collection of ideas, principles, and values illustrated with numerous examples and stories that will inform, inspire, and guide you. Evaluate your current leadership practice and evolve to lead in the way to which you aspire. In addition to insights and lessons about caring from educators and human service professions like nursing and ministry, readers will be introduced to themes of

·         Caring in interpersonal relationships with students
·         Cultivating schools as caring environments
·         Fostering caring in families and communities


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction: Four Stories of Caring School Leadership
Ana

 
Giving and Taking the Chance

 
Seth

 
No One Graduates Alone

 
 
Chapter 1: Caring: The Heart of Caring School Leadership
A Case for Caring in Schools

 
What Do We Mean by Caring?

 
How Does Caring Work?

 
Cautionary Notes: Problems and Pitfalls of Caring

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 2: A Model of Caring School Leadership
Defining Caring School Leadership

 
A Model

 
Considerations for the Practice of Caring Leadership

 
Caring School Leadership and Educational Equity

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 3: Being Caring in Relationships with Students
Dynamics of Principal–Student Relationships

 
What Makes Student–Principal Relationships Caring?

 
Practices of Presence

 
Practices of Attentiveness and Inquiry

 
Interpersonal Communication With Students

 
Acting on Behalf of Students

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 4: Cultivating Schools as Caring Communities
The Meaning of Caring Community

 
Leadership as Cultivation

 
Approaches to Cultivating Caring and Community

 
Developing Capacity for Caring Community

 
Promoting Enabling Conditions

 
Engaging Parents and Caregivers

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 5: Fostering Caring in Families and Communities Beyond the School
Nature of the Work

 
Fostering Caring in Families

 
Fostering Caring in Communities

 
Insights From Community Organizing and Community Development

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 6: Developing Caring School Leadership
What Should Be Developed: A Review

 
Development Activities and Experiences

 
Learning From Experience

 
Avoiding the Problems and Pitfalls of Caring

 
Caring for Oneself

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
References
 
Index

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