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Leadership for Constructivist Schools

by Arthur Shapiro

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by ScarecrowEducation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Organization & management of education,
  • Schools,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Administration - General,
  • Education / Administration,
  • General,
  • Leadership,
  • Constructivism (Education),
  • Educational leadership,
  • Teaching,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatTextbook Binding
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11320820M
    ISBN 100810837994
    ISBN 109780810837997

    Constructivism is a theory in education that recognizes the learners' understanding and knowledge based on their own experiences prior to entering school. It is associated with various philosophical positions, particularly in epistemology as well as ontology, politics, and ethics. The origin of the theory is also linked to Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Leadership that would change our schools and our communities must be cognizant of the essential actions needed to alter the lives of teachers in schools. Constructivist leadership addresses the need for sense-making, for coherence, and for seeing educational communities as growth-producing Size: KB.

    Get this from a library! A guide to effective school leadership theories. [Matthew Lynch] -- Educational administrators know that leadership requires hundreds of judgments each day that require a sensitivity and understanding of various leadership strategies. Bridging the gap between the. leadership of all the educators in our schools. Over the years we have tended to keep leader-ship centred in those who have the formal ad-ministrative credentials. We want to enhance teacher leadership in the schools as well. Leadership connects closely with learning. We define both in terms of what we know about human by:

      This book is a collection of thoughts and ideas of various authors and researchers on constructivist leadership. Lambert suggests that "leadership that would change our schools and our communities must be cognizant of the essential actions needed to alter the lives of teachers in schools."/5.   Since the publication of the first edition in , The Constructivist Leader has provided educational leaders at all levels with a conceptual framework for leadership defined as reciprocal, purposeful learning in community. Today, learning communities based on constructivist principles are a major part of the school improvement Second Edition of this best-selling book .


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Leadership for Constructivist Schools by Arthur Shapiro Download PDF EPUB FB2

Create a school culture where your students can learn in a richer, more satisfying setting. Shapiro offers realistic methods for administrators facilitating a constructivist environment. He uses comparative case studies between the traditional and constructivist models, and concludes each chapter with a helpful summary and guide to : Textbook Binding.

Leadership for constructivist schools. [Arthur S Shapiro] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Arthur S Shapiro. Find more information about: ISBN: Contents: Constructivism in Classrooms, Teams, Learning Communities, Blocks, and Schools--and Leadership --What Does a Constructivist Classroom, Team, Learning Community, Block, and School Look.

Leadership for Constructivist Schools. Constructivism is a response to the depersonalized hugeness of our society and institutions. The constructivist model for education offers a way to decentralize the authority of a large and distant administration and return decision-making to the local level, that is, to learning communities, teaching teams, and individual classroom by: This volume suggests coupling constructivist leadership focusing on critical thinking and problem solving with developing leadership capacity to provide the necessary components for school leadership aligned with the goals of a democratic education system.

Leadership capacity as broad-based, skilful participation in the work of constructivist leadership. A report on a study of high leadership capacity schools. Identification of three phases of development toward leadership capacity: instructional, transitional and high.

Constructivist Leadership: A Framework for Building Sustainable School Improvement Principal Riley was frustrated. In her weekly staff meetings, she begged her staff to come forward with problems or issues they had, rather than griping behind her : Matthew Lynch.

Since the publication Leadership for Constructivist Schools book the first edition in"The Constructivist Leader has provided educational leaders at all levels with a conceptual framework for leadership defined as reciprocal, purposeful learning in community.

Today, learning communities based on constructivist principles are a major part of the school improvement landscape.5/5(1). Tam () lists the following four basic characteristics of constructivist learning environments, which must be considered when implementing constructivist teaching strategies: 1) Knowledge will be shared between teachers and students.

2) Teachers and students will share authority. 3) The teacher's role is one of a facilitator or guide. Since the s, constructivist theories of leadership have emerged to demonstrate new, integrated, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to the study of leadership.

In the 25 years since the concept was first introduced, the research in the field has both grown and broadened. Research on constructivist theories have been exploratory, comparative, developmental, and global in nature and pushed the understanding of leadership to include totally new methods of evaluating leadership.

Davies () writes in his book that strategic leadership is crucial for school development. According to his inference the main goal of those who led schools for last twenty years had been Author: Brent Davies.

Constructivist teaching creates motivated learners. All school subjects involve constructing new ideas. Teachers should create environments in which students can construct their own ideas and understanding. Constructivist teachers encourage students to assess how. Constructivism: An Effective Theory of Learning One experience, whic h I remember vividly during one o f my early days as a teacher, is a lesson I gave on metals and their p : Suzanne Gatt.

‘Transformational leadership’ is a term which has appeared with increasing frequency in writings about education since the late s. In the early to mid s it was used to signify an appropriate type of leadership for schools taking up the challenges of ‘restructuring’ – meaning, for the most part, some version of decentralization and site-based management.

A constructivist leader explores the way things were, by speaking to the people who were there. Then, he or she uses that knowledge to determine how things should be, and finds ways to get there.

All this is done in a context to which everyone involved can relate. Everyone in the school can perform an act of leadership, provided that s/he possesses. Constructivist teaching fosters critical thinking and creates motivated and independent learners.

This report examines constructivist teaching and learning by looking at the distinctive features of a constructivist programme, the qualities of a constructivist teacher, and the organization of a constructivist classroom.

CONSTRUCTIVISM IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: TOWARD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING James. Applefield, Richard Huber & Mahnaz Moallem The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Watson School of Education South College Rd.

Wilmington. This book introduces the concept of leadership as the facilitation of constructivist reciprocal processes among participants in an educational community. Chapter 1, "Learning and Leading Theory: A Century in the Making," (Deborah Walker and Linda Lambert) traces the dynamic history of learning and leading during this century, concluding with an indepth survey of the constructivist theory of by: In the school context, Lambert defines Constructivist Leadership as the reciprocal processes that enable participants in an educational community to construct meanings that lead toward a common purpose about schooling.

(p) These reciprocal processes entail building trust through social and professional relationships, identifying and reconstructing commonly held assumptions and beliefs, Cited by: 3.

CONSTRUCTIVIST ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN SECONDARY SCIENCE 1 leadership and/or expertise in constructivism enact this framework when assessing and evaluating students.

In this qualitative research, two participants were interviewed using semi- unaware where school knowledge is applicable to the real world (Saunders, ) and forgetFile Size: 1MB. applicability of constructivism as a theory includes the guiding principles of applying it as well as the various types of constructivism in qualitative educational research.

It aims at revealing the applicability of constructivism and classroom practice. The article recognises that constructing meaning is learning, there is no any other kindFile Size: KB. Spread the loveWhile most current literature is directed toward the use of social constructivism in educational organizations, it can be used by leaders of organizations both inside and outside of the educational sphere to bring about growth and communication.

One example of this is in the use of metaphors to further the understanding of followers, which allows them to build their own.In this educational frame, then, Constructivism is more cognitive and Constructionism more physical.

See also. Schools of thought in Critical Theory, Personal Construct Theory, Hermeneutics. Berger, P. L. and T. Luckmann (). The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.The most effective constructivist teachers today build on the legacies of educational visionaries, including Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Feuerstein, Gardner, and Diamond.

The author briefly discusses the theoretical and practical contributions of these six educational leaders.