Strengthening the Heartbeat

Strengthening the Heartbeat

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qTom Sergiovanni has done it again...given all of us in this embattled, adrift profession something to provoke, inspire, and hang onto. I'd recommend this timely and consequential volume-in a heartbeat!q -Roland Barth, founding director, Harvard Principals' Center qIn this age of accountability, when school administrators are more likely to wrest compliance than build commitment, Tom Sergiovanni reminds us that effective leadership is moral, purposeful, and collaborative. In this fine book, Sergiovanni not only builds a compelling case for value-added leadership, but also shows how to make it happen.q -Susan Moore Johnson, Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education qAny principal, teacher, or superintendent who seeks to 'Strengthen the Heartbeat' will find her own quickened by this remarkable text that mines essential truths and virtues while so clearly connecting trust, vision, culture, and leadership to student and school success. Sergiovanni's new work offers hope and clarity in a time of conflicting agenda and puzzling priorities.q -Linda Lambert, professor emeritus, California State University, Hayward qTom Sergiovanni never lets us down, each successive volume bringing us closer to the moral, social, and intellectual purpose of school education and the nature of leadership which sustains it. This book is a timely reminder of just how powerful leadership can be when its focus is on learning.q -John MacBeath, professor of educational leadership, Cambridge University qThis book is inspired and inspiring. Drawing on an impressive array of theory and research, Sergiovanni identifies the practical uses of virtue and the importance of knowledge, ideas, skills and theories of action to effective democratic leadership. The lessons he teaches put leadership within the reach of ordinary people who have the heart to make a difference for all students.q--Willis Haley, professor of education and public affairs, University of MarylandRichard Elmore (2003) sums up the importance of substance in leadership to school improvement as follows: The ... These leaders understand that improving school performance requires transforming a fundamentally weak instructional core, anbsp;...

Title:Strengthening the Heartbeat
Author:Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-05-26


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