Learning-Oriented Leadership Model (Drago-Severson)

This post is in response to a friend’s question about getting some easy-to-digest information about the learning-oriented leadership model.

  • Drago-Severson, E. (2008). 4 practices serve as pillars for adult learning. Journal of Staff Development, 29(4), 60-63. Click for DS 2008 Article.
  • Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (March 2011). Leading and learning together (part 1): Promising practices for principals supporting adult development. Instructional Leader, 10-12. Click for DS BS 2011 Article Part 1
  • Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2011, in press). Leading and learning together (part 2): Promising practices for principals supporting adult development. Instructional Leader. Click for DS BS 2011 Article Part 2
  • Benis Scheier-Dolberg, S. E. (2011). Diagram of Learning-Oriented Leadership Model.  Other readings that offer a more in-depth look at the learning-oriented leadership model:
  • Drago-Severson, E. (2004). Helping teachers learn: Principal leadership for adult growth and development. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin.
  • Drago-Severson, E. (2009). Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Drago-Severson, E. (2012 forthcoming). Creating spaces for leadership: A guide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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