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Ph.D in Education Leadership Program

In the Department of Organization and Leadership

Featured Publications

Helping Educators Grow

“How can we help aspiring and practicing leaders develop the internal capacities they need to teach, learn, and lead in the increasingly complex environment that constitutes the field of education today?” In Helping Educators Grow: Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development, Drago-Severson presents a new learning-oriented model of leadership development that draws on twenty-five years of teaching and research with educators from around the world. Favoring the creation of professional learning environments that fully support adult growth, she presents and elaborates on a valuable conceptual framework based on the core elements of care, respect, trust, collaboration, and intentionality.”

Reach the Highest Standard in Profession Learning

Professor Ellie Drago-Severson just published Reach the Highest Standard in Profession Learning in association with Learning Designs. This groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. 

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Tell Me So I Can Hear You

In Tell Me So I Can Hear You, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano show how education leaders can learn to deliver feedback in a way that strengthens relationships as well as performance and builds the capacity for growth. The authors provide real-life examples with practical strategies for creating a safe space for feedback, finding the right words, and bridging feedback and action. Tell Me So I Can Hear You offers invaluable guidance to help educators support a culture of learning in classrooms, schools, and districts.

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Learning for Leadership: Developmental Strategies for Building Capacity in Our Schools

"Can those who teach in and lead our schools dramatically improve the development of their students without a new commitment to their own ongoing development? Drago-Severson and her co-authors think not. But more than this, they provide an expansively intelligent, intensely practical, research-based route to realizing this new commitment." (Robert G. Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development 2013-03-25)

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Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools

“With this comprehensive and compelling book, Eleanor Drago-Severson establishes herself as a leading expert on authoritative leadership in education.” (Howard Gardner, Author of Leading Minds 2009-04-06)

"As complete a primer for leading adult learning as can be found in print today. Each chapter includes cases and lessons from the field and reflective questions. Eleanor Drago-Severson combines research and practice to create an essential handbook for leaders of adults." (The School Administrator Magazine, January 2011 2010-12-22). Learn more! 

Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development

"Drago-Severson has created an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to learn how to be a school’s ‘principal adult educator.’" (Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development)

"Helping Teachers Learn is a remarkably ambitious and comprehensive work that describes how principals may effectively exercise leadership in support of teacher learning within schools. The book is an extraordinary treasure chest of real world examples, insights, and uncommon sense." (Richard H. Ackerman) Learn more!

Becoming Adult Learners: Principles and Practices for Effective Development                         

"Provides a lush map for the territory that lies ahead as well as practical guidelines for how adult educators can work together to make a real adn positive difference in the world" -From the Foreword by Laurent A. Parks Daloz

"Grounded in theory and illustrated with rich examples 'on the ground', this book sensitively protrays the changes that maybut may not–take place in serious adult learning over time" -Howard Gardner, author of Changing Minds.

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Using Data in Schools to Inform Leadership and Decision Making

Professor Alex Bowers just recently published Using Data in Schools to Inform Leadership and Decision Making with co-editors Dr. Alan Shoho and Dr. Bruce Barnett. This is the fifth book in the International Research on School Leadership series! The book focuses on the use of data in schools and districts as useful information for leadership and decision making. Schools are awash in data and information, from test scores, to grades, to discipline reports, and attendance as just a short list of student information sources, while additional streams of data feed into schools and districts from teachers and parents as well as local, regional and national policy levels. Learn more‌!

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