Ethical Leadership for School Administrators and Teachers

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About the Book

The mission of educational leadership seems to have shifted from culture growth to standardized testing. This book suggests that the time has come for educational leaders to re-evaluate their mission and redirect their schools to a broader curriculum emphasizing the moral nature of learning.
The author also suggests activities that can encourage leaders to change their methods. Leadership requirements, principles, characteristics, skills, climate and performance standards are set out in six chapters, two appendices provide additional information, and a third lists web resources available through the Internet. A glossary, notes, bibliography, and index complete the work.

About the Author(s)

Now retired, Joseph P. Hester taught at the university level for ten years, at the public school level for ten years, and served as a public school administrator for seventeen years. He holds the Master in Theology from Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, and the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia, Athens. He has written extensively on ethics, philosophy and education and is also the author of Public School Safety: A Handbook with a Resource Guide (2003) and The Ten Commandments: A Handbook of Religious, Legal and Social Issues (2003). He lives in Claremont, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Joseph P. Hester
Foreword by H. Darrell Young
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 231
Bibliographic Info: appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1715-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8083-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by H. Darrell Young      1

Preface      3

Introduction      5

1. Leadership Needs: A Focus on Requirements      15

2. Leadership Principles: A Focus on Foundations      35

3. Leadership Characteristics: A Focus on Character      75

4. Leadership Skills: A Focus on Strategies for Success      100

5. Leadership Climate: A Focus on Growing Leaders      145

6. Leadership Performance: A Focus on Assessment      166

Appendix A. Manifesto: Ethical Leadership for Educators      175


Appendix B. Becoming an Ethical Leader: Tools for Self-Evaluation      178


Appendix C. Web Resources      182


Glossary      195


Notes      205


Bibliography      213


Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Library Media Connection; “pragmatically organized”—Catholic Library World.