Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 200 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381572
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How do we encourage meaningful growth in our schools and classrooms? With over a decade of research and development, including thousands of conversations with leaders, teachers, and students from around the world, the authors of Leadership in Education suggest that sustained and purposeful growth starts with provocation: an emotional incitement that causes reflection, a shift in thinking, and a variation in the course of action. This resource shows educators how to adopt a “leader-as-provocateur” mindset by demonstrating highly effective ways of questioning that affirm mutual respect, build trust, stimulate reflection, strengthen partnerships, and use inquiry to guide action. A quick and compelling read, this textbook is the ideal resource for graduate students in education and leadership programs across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Chapter 1: Why Grow From the Inside Out?

Chapter 2: Where Can Growth Begin?

Chapter 3: Generative Leadership: How Is Leading Connected to Learning?

Chapter 4: Generative Dialogue: How Do You Lead without Having All the Answers?

Chapter 5: The Power of Reflection: "I Wonder Why We Have to Reflect So Much?"

Chapter 6: Collaboration and Leadership: "How Can Leadership Create Synergy?"

Chapter 7: Instructional Leadership to Instructional Practice: "How Can I Be a Leader of Learners?"

Chapter 8: Measuring Success: "What Impacts Can be Generated by Leading without Answers?"


Contributor Biographies


Pamela Adams

Pamela Adams is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Carmen Mombourquette

Carmen Mombourquette is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

David Townsend

David Townsend is a retired Associate Professor formerly of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

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