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Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools

ISBN: 978-1-118-71169-9
224 pages
July 2017, Jossey-Bass
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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains:
  • Focus on Learning
  • Monitoring Teaching and Learning
  • Building Nested Learning Communities
  • Acquiring and Allocating Resources
  • Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment
Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Distributed Leadership In Action

Leadership and Span of Control

Leader of Leaders

Distributed Leadership in Action

Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning

Chapter 2: Mapping School Leadership: Research Base and Domains

Knowledge Base for the CALL Domains.

CALL Domains of School Leadership Practice

The CALL Survey in Action

Chapter 3: Domain 1: Focus on Learning

1.1 Maintaining a School-Wide Focus on Learning

1.2 Formal Leaders are Recognized as Instructional Leaders

1.3 Integrated Learning Plan

1.4 Providing Appropriate Services for All Students

Putting It All Together to Focus on Learning

Chapter 4: Domain 2: Monitoring Teaching and Learning

A Brief History of Accountability and Schools—Emergence of a New Model of Instructional Leadership

Building Information Ecologies to Support Teaching and Learning

2.1 Formative Evaluation of Student Learning

2.2 Summative Evaluation of Student Learning

2.3 Formative Evaluation of Teaching

2.4 Summative Evaluation of Teaching

Putting It All Together: Information Ecologies for 21st Century Schools

Chapter 5: Domain 3: Designing Professional Community

Designing Professional Community

3.1 Collaborative Design Focused on Problems of Teaching and Learning

3.2 Professional Learning

3.3 Socially Distributed Leadership

3.4 Coaching and Mentoring

Putting It All Together: Design as a Model for Building Professional Community

Lessons for Building Professional Community in Schools

Chapter 6: Domain 4: Acquiring and Allocating Resources

4.1 Managing the Induction and Organization of Personnel

4.2 Structuring and Maintaining Time

4.3 Supplemental Learning Opportunities for All Students

4.4 Integrating External Expertise into the School Instructional Program

4.5 Coordinating Relations with Families and External Communities

Putting It All Together: Acquiring and Allocating Resources

Chapter 7: Domain 5: Creating Safe and Effective Learning Environments

The Practices That Matter to Develop Safe and Effective Learning Environments

5.1 Clear, Consistent and Enforced Expectations for Student Behavior

5.2 Clean and Safe Learning Environment

5.3 Student Support Services Provide a Safe Haven for Students who Traditionally Struggle

Putting It All Together: Innovative Practices for Building Safe and Effective Learning Environments

Chapter 8: Mapping Leadership Practice

Mapping Leadership Practice

Appendix 1: CALL Research Publications

Appendix 2: Observations About Some Differences in CALL Results between Secondary and Elementary Schools

Appendix 3: Description of the CALL Research and Validation Project

Content Validity

User Testing

Item Analysis

Appendix 4: CALL Domains

Appendix 5: References

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Author Information

RICHARD HALVERSON is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. Rich co-directs the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network and the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and was a co-founder and co-director of the Games + Learning + Society Research Center. He is a former high school teacher and administrator. He is co-author (with Allan Collins) of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.

CAROLYN KELLEY is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Jim and Georgia Thompson Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She co-directs the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and is co-author (with Jim Shaw) of Learning First!.

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