Strengthening the Heartbeat: Leading and Learning Together in Schools
August 2004, Jossey-Bass
Introduction: Value-Added Leadership Redux.
2. Leadership as Entitlement.
3. Making Visions Useful.
4. Hope, Trust, Community, and Other Virtues.
5. A Teacher-Centered Approach.
6. Collaborative Cultures and Organizational Competence.
7. Using Ideas to Back Up Leadership.
8. Styles, Dispositions, and Stages Count Too.
- Provides leaders with the necessary tools to make their schools the best they can be.
- A highly practical leadership guide written by a leading guru in the educational leadership arena.
--Roland Barth, founding director, Harvard Principals' Center
“In 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.”
--Susan Moore Johnson, Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“Any 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.”
--Linda Lambert, professor emeritus, California State University, Hayward
“Tom 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.”
--John MacBeath, professor of educational leadership, Cambridge University
"This book is inspired and inspiring. Drawing on an impressive array of theory and research, Sergiovanni identifies the practical uses of virtue and the democratice leadership. The lessons he teachers put leadership within the reach of ordinary people who have the heart to make a difference for all students."
--Willis Hawley, professor of education and public affairs, University of Maryland
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