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Towards a theory of leadership practice: a distributed perspective
School‐level conditions and school leadership, in particular, are key issues in efforts to change instruction. While new organizational structures and new leadership roles matter to instructionalExpand
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Investigating School Leadership Practice: A Distributed Perspective
actions, and interactions of school leadership as they unfold together in the daily life of schools. The research program involves in-depth observations and interviews with formal and informalExpand
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The New Instructional Leadership: Creating Data-Driven Instructional Systems in School
The recent press for high-stakes accountability has challenged school leaders to use data to guide the practices of teaching and learning. This article considers how local school leaders buildExpand
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The second educational revolution: rethinking education in the age of technology
This paper drew upon a recent book (Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology) to summarize a number of prospects and challenges arising from the appropriation of digital technology into learning and educational practice. Expand
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Systems of Practice: How Leaders Use Artifacts to Create Professional Community in Schools
This article explores how local school leaders construct the conditions for professional community in their schools. This paper argues that professional community is a special form of social capitalExpand
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School Formative Feedback Systems
Data-driven instructional improvement relies on developing coherent systems that allow school staff to generate, interpret, and act upon quality formative information on students and school programs.Expand
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Accessing, Documenting, and Communicating Practical Wisdom: The Phronesis of School Leadership Practice
  • R. Halverson
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Education
  • 1 November 2004
Successful school leaders rely on a complex blend of knowledge, skill, theory, disposition, and values in their work to improve student learning. Recent research has called for methods to access,Expand
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Video Games and the Future of Learning
Will video games change the way we learn? We argue here for a particular view of games—and of learning—as activities that are most powerful when they are personally meaningful, experiential, social,Expand
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IMPLEMENTING TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEMS How Principals Make Sense of Complex Artifacts to Shape Local Instructional Practice 1
This study examines how local school leaders make sense of complex programs designed to evaluate teachers and teaching, and how the resulting teacher evaluation practices help to create conditions for more substantive conversations about reforming teaching practice. Expand
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