EDUL 7063 (PO2) Philosophy of Leadership in Education - William Allan Kritsonis, PhD


Published on

EDUL 7063 (PO2) Philosophy of Leadership in Education - William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

EDUL 7063 (PO2) Philosophy of Leadership in Education - William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

  1. 1. PVAMU EDUL 7063 (P02)– Philosophy of Leadership in EducationDepartment of Educational Leadership & Counseling College of Whitlowe R. Green College of EducationInstructor Name: William KritsonisOffice Location: Delco 233Office Phone: 936-261-3530Fax: 936-261-3617Email Address: wakritsonis@pvamu.eduU.S. Postal Service Address: Prairie View A&M University P.O. Box 519 Mail Stop 2420 Prairie View, TX 77446Office Hours: 12:00—5:00 PM (Thursday); 1:00—5:30 PM & 8:20—10:00 PM (Friday); 10:00 – 11:00 AM & 1:50 – 4:40 PM (Saturday)Virtual Office Hours: NoneCourse Location: Prairie View A&M University Campus Delco-Rm # 242Class Meeting Days & Times: Saturday 11:00 – 1:50 PMCatalog Description: EDUL 7063 Philosophy of Leadership in EducationExamines the philosophy of leadership in education and the art of effectively managing and influencing the behavior ofothers as an extension of who we are. This approach is driven by our beliefs about human nature resulting from ourexperiences and value systems.Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral programCo-requisites: NoneSuggested Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning by William Allan Kritsonis, PhDTexts (Not Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under any Conditions by Kolter, J.,Required) Rathgeber, H., Mueller, P., & Johnson, S. (2005). New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 13: 9780312361983.House Bill 2504:Please Note: House Bill 2504 does allow students the choice not to purchase the class textbook(s). Student’s havethe choice of using alternative methods to access textbook information (internet websites, books on reserved at thelibrary, etc). Students are required and held accountability to complete all assignments as noted in the syllabus.Access to Learning Resources: PVAMU Library: phone: (936) 261-1500; web: University Bookstore: phone: (936) 261-1990; web: Goals or Overview: The goals of this course are to: 1. Comprehend the importance of understanding philosophy is generally divided into the main groups of Ethics, Aesthetics, Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Axiology 2. Comprehend the importance of developing a philosophy of leadership in education 3. Comprehend alternative methods of philosophical thinking and analysis 4. Comprehend a philosophy of leadership that shapes improvement efforts within schools 5. Comprehend a philosophy of the fundamental mission of schools to increase the achievement of all studentsCourse Outcomes/ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to: 1. Prepare school administrators as problem solvers, critical thinkers, and decision makers 2. Prepare school administrators as educational leaders who use multiple methods and implement 1
  2. 2. context-appropriate strategies that capitalize on the diversity of the school community to improve school programs and culture (ELCC 2.1) 3. Prepare school administrators to apply principles of effective instruction to improve instructional practices and curricular materials (ELCC 2.2a) 4. Prepare school administrators to make recommendations regarding the design, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum that fully accommodates learners’ diverse needs (ELCC 2.2b) 5. Prepare school administrators to assist personnel in understanding and applying best practices for student learning (ELCC 2.3a) 6. Prepare school administrators to apply human development theory, proven learning and motivational theories, and concern for diversity to the learning process (ELCC 2.3b)Accrediting Body: ( ELCC/NCATE) Standards Met: (ELCC Standards 2.1,2.2a,2.2b,2.3a, & 2.3b)At the end of this course, the student will 1. Be able to define the principles and practices in implementing philosophical thought processes 2. Be able to recall those philosophical principles and practices that are beneficial for solving issues and problems 3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply philosophical content and pedagogical knowledge and assess student learning 4. Identify one’s own philosophy of education 5. Be able to develop the importance of selecting competent school leaders with a solid appreciation and understanding of philosophies of education 6. Define ELCC Standards 2.1,2.2a,2.2b,2.3a, & 2.3b E-FOLD-P (CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK) Educator as Facilitator of Learning for Diverse Populations 5.0 To prepare beginning administrators as problem solvers, critical thinkers and decision makers. 6.0 To prepare beginning administrators as facilitators of teacher and student growth and development through understanding of leadership dimensions. 7.0 To provide beginning administrators with an awareness of human diversity, a knowledge of the importance and skills needed for effective community and parental involvement. 8.0 To prepare beginning administrators to be reflect and continual learners with knowledge and value of self- appraisal techniques and goal setting for a strong personal commitment. 2
  3. 3. Quality Without Compromise Closing the Loop The Six Question Model at Prairie View A&M University Outcome What lts Is esu s Desired? egie Ma pen? fR Ho e it at trat o eo Wh wt Did p k You Ha ? S Us Do Continuous Improvement Th ts? Circle (CIC) ? w sed l ll Ho su We e As It be Wh re Wi at Re ses ans s ult When Me es Will it R Be Assessed? Cycle Dana/Thomas-Smith/Closing the Loop Six Question Model/landscapeCourse Requirements & Evaluation MethodsThis course will utilize the following instruments to determine student grades and proficiency of the learningoutcomes for the course. Manuscript – written assignment designed to measure ability to apply presented course material (20 points deduction for late assignment) Exercises – written assignments designed to supplement and reinforce course material (20 points deduction for each late assignment) Final Exam – written test designed to measure knowledge of presented course material (Book: Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning) Class Participation – Class participation/discussion/attendanceGrading Matrix Instrument Value (points or percentages) Total Manuscript Ways of Knowing through the 100 Realms of Meaning Due: April 9 Exercise: Activities for 13 Virtues Notebook on the 13 Virtues 130 Due: April 30 Exercise: Activities for Notebook on William Kritsonis On 150 Philosophy of Schooling Schooling Chapter 3: Notebook 1-15 Philosophies of Schooling, pages 81-159 Due: April 30 Final Exam Ways of Knowing through the 100 Realms of Meaning Date: May 7 Class Participation/Discussion 5 pts. X 15 class sessions 75 Total: 555 3
  4. 4. Grade Determination:A = 501 – 555 ptsB = 446 – 500 ptsC = 391 – 445 ptsD = 336 – 390 ptsF = 335 and BelowEvaluation of Research Papers/Manuscripts for Dr. Kritsonis’ Classes A (90-100 pts) - The research paper has a clear beginning, middle, and an end. This is clearly original, superiorwork product with no spelling or grammatical errors. The information is compelling and supported. The paper has aconclusion that is supported by the evidence. B (80-89 pts) - The research paper has most of the requirements to receive an “A”, but falls short in one or moreareas. Spelling and grammatical errors, no matter how minor, usually result in the grade of a “B” even if all otherindices have been met.C (70-79 pts) - The research paper fails to meet one or more of the above requirements and contains manyspelling, grammatical or syntactical errors. The information is not clear or not supportable. The paper is asuperficial treatment and not very original.D (60 – 69) - The research paper is unacceptable. The information shows no real understanding of the premises.The connections are not clear.F (59 and below) - The research paper is unacceptable. In addition to the above errors, there are many spelling,grammatical or syntactical errors in this paper.True OutcomesTrue Outcomes was a tool used by the University for Assessment Purposes. Currently, PVAMU is transitioningfrom it to another assessment tool for students. The new assessment tool and artifacts for spring 2011 will beannounced during the course of the semester.eCoursesPVAMU is moving to a new course management system (CMS) for online and web-assisted courses. Starting in2008 Fall semester, WebCT will be replaced by eCourses-an upgraded version of WebCT 4.1 with improvedcapabilities and better integration with the new Banner Student Information System.Course ProceduresSubmission of Assignments for Dr. Kritsonis (Face to Face Class)Please submit two bound hard copies of the manuscript on Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning. Themanuscript must be 10-12 pages using APA guidelines for national publication (double spaced that includesreferences and citations). You will turn in two notebooks of your completed work representing Benjamin Franklin’s 13Virtues. Please submit two copies of the Activities for Philosophy of Schooling Notebook. It should reflect deepthinking, imagination, creativity, and critical analysis (double spaced that includes references and other citations).There will be a 20 point deduction for late submissions.Formatting Documents:Microsoft Word is the standard word processing tool used at PVAMU. If you’re using other word processors, besure to use the “save as” tool and save the document in either the Microsoft Word, Rich-Text, or plain text format.Exam PolicyExams should be taken as scheduled. No makeup examinations will be allowed except under documentedemergencies (See Student Handbook).Professional Organizations and JournalsAmerican Association for School AdministratorsNational Association of Elementary School PrincipalsNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsPhi Delta KappaTexas Elementary Principals and Supervisors AssociationTexas Association of Secondary School PrincipalsAmerican Journal of Education 4
  5. 5. American School Board JournalEducation Administration AbstractsEducation Administration QuarterlyEducation WeekEducational LeadershipNASSP BulletinNational FORUM Journals ( Delta KappanTASSP News HighlightsTEPSA JournalTexas StudyTheory Into PracticeToday’s EducationReferencesAmerican Association for School Administrators ( Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the APA (6th ed.). Washington DC: AuthorEducational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) Standards ( School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards ( Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) ( 16 WEEK CALENDARWeek 1: Jan. 22, 2011 Topic: Introduction to class, discussion of syllabus and course requirements, and pretest Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 2: Jan. 29, 2011 Topic: Introduction and Part I: Meaning and Human Nature (Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning) Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 3: Feb. 5, 2011 Topic: Part II: Fundamentals Patterns of Meaning (Introduction) and First Realm: Symbolics Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 4: Feb. 12, 2011 Topic: Second Realm: Empirics Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for both NotebooksWeek 5: Feb. 19, 2011 Topic: Third Realm: Esthetics Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 6: Feb. 26, 2011 Topic: Fourth Realm: Synnoetics Assignment: Begin Work on Manuscript and Continue Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 7: Mar. 5, 2011 Topic: Fifth Realm: Ethics Assignment: Work on Manuscript and Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 8: Mar. 12. 2011 Topic: Sixth Realm: Synoptics Assignment: Work on Manuscript and Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 9: Mar. 19, 2011 Topic: SPRING BREAK Assignment: Work on Manuscript and Weekly Activities for Both Notebooks 5
  6. 6. Week 10: Mar. 26, 2011 Topic: Part III: The Curriculum for General Education Assignment: Work on Manuscript and Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 11: April 2, 2011 Topic: Continuation of Part III Assignment: Work on Manuscript and Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 12: April 9, 2011 Topic: Continuation of Part III Manuscript due on Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 13: April 16, 2011 Topic: Discussion of Notebooks Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 14: April 23, 2011 Topic: EASTER HOLIDAY Assignment: Work on Weekly Activities for Both NotebooksWeek 15: April 30, 2011 Topic: Discussion of Notebooks Notebooks due on the 13 Virtues and the Philosophies of Schooling Assignment: Study for Final ExamWeek 16: May 7, 2011 Topic: Final Exam (Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Knowing) Assignment:University Rules and ProceduresDisability statement (See Student Handbook):Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request accommodations in class shouldregister with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) early in the semester so that appropriatearrangements may be made. In accordance with federal laws, a student requesting special accommodations mustprovide documentation of their disability to the SSD coordinator.Academic misconduct (See Student Handbook):You are expected to practice academic honesty in every aspect of this course and all other courses. Make sure youare familiar with your Student Handbook, especially the section on academic misconduct. Students who engage inacademic misconduct are subject to university disciplinary procedures.Forms of academic dishonesty: 1. Cheating: deception in which a student misrepresents that he/she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he/she has not mastered; giving or receiving aid unauthorized by the instructor on assignments or examinations. 2. Academic misconduct: tampering with grades or taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of a scheduled test. 3. Fabrication: use of invented information or falsified research. 4. Plagiarism: unacknowledged quotation and/or paraphrase of someone else’s words, ideas, or data as one’s own in work submitted for credit. Failure to identify information or essays from the Internet and submitting them as one’s own work also constitutes plagiarism.Nonacademic misconduct (See Student Handbook)The university respects the rights of instructors to teach and students to learn. Maintenance of these rightsrequires campus conditions that do not impede their exercise. Campus behavior that interferes with either (1) theinstructor’s ability to conduct the class, (2) the inability of other students to profit from the instructional program, or 6
  7. 7. (3) campus behavior that interferes with the rights of others will not be tolerated. An individual engaging in suchdisruptive behavior may be subject to disciplinary action. Such incidents will be adjudicated by the Dean ofStudents under nonacademic procedures.Sexual misconduct (See Student Handbook):Sexual harassment of students and employers at Prairie View A&M University is unacceptable and will not betolerated. Any member of the university community violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.Attendance Policy:Prairie View A&M University requires regular class attendance. Excessive absences will result in lowered grades.Excessive absenteeism, whether excused or unexcused, may result in a student’s course grade being reduced orin assignment of a grade of “F”. Absences are accumulated beginning with the first day of class.Student Academic Appeals ProcessAuthority and responsibility for assigning grades to students rests with the faculty. However, in those instanceswhere students believe that miscommunication, errors, or unfairness of any kind may have adversely affected theinstructors assessment of their academic performance, the student has a right to appeal by the procedure listed inthe Undergraduate Catalog and by doing so within thirty days of receiving the grade or experiencing any otherproblematic academic event that prompted the complaint.Two “C” RulePlease Note: Continual matriculation at PVAMU requires that no more than two C’s shall be earned in a graduatedegree program. Any grade earned below a C means automatic dismissal from the graduate program.NOTE: No grade of “C” or below will be accepted toward certification.Technical Considerations for Online and Web-Assist CoursesMinimum Hardware and Software Requirements: -Pentium with Windows XP or PowerMac with OS 9 -56K modem or network access -Internet provider with SLIP or PPP -8X or greater CD-ROM -64MB RAM -Hard drive with 40MB available space -15” monitor, 800x600, color or 16 bit -Sound card w/speakers -Microphone and recording software -Keyboard & mouse -Netscape Communicator ver. 4.61 or Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 5.0 /plug-ins -Participants should have a basic proficiency of the following computer skills: ·Sending and receiving email ·A working knowledge of the Internet ·Proficiency in Microsoft Word ·Proficiency in the Acrobat PDF Reader ·Basic knowledge of Windows or Mac O.S.Netiquette (online etiquette): students are expected to participate in all discussions and virtual classroom chatswhen directed to do so. Students are to be respectful and courteous to others in the discussions. Foul or abusivelanguage will not be tolerated. When referring to information from books, websites or articles, please use APAstandards to reference sources.Technical Support: Students should call the Prairie View A&M University Helpdesk at 936-261-2525 for technicalissues with accessing your online course. The helpdesk is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. For othertechnical questions regarding your online course, call the Office of Distance Learning at 936-261-3290 or 936-261-3282 7
  8. 8. Communication Expectations and Standards:All emails will receive a response from the instructor within 48 hours.You can send email anytime that is convenient to you, but I check my email messages continuously during the daythroughout the work-week (Monday through Friday). I will respond to email messages during the work-week by theclose of business (5:00 pm) on the day following my receipt of them. Emails that I receive on Friday will beresponded to by the close of business on the following Monday. NOTICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITYPrairie View A&M University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handleinquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Name: Renee R. Williams Title: Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator Institution: Prairie View A&M University Office of Student Affairs & Institutional Relations Address: P.O. Box 519: MS 1107 A.I. Thomas Building, St 013 Prairie View, Texas 77446 Telephone: 936-261-2123 Fax: 936-261-2138 Email: rrwilliams@pvamu.eduIndividuals requesting a disability accommodation should contact: Name: Dr. Kay Norman Title: Administrator for Diagnostic Testing and Disability Services Institution: Prairie View A&M University Email: 8