This groundbreaking book, titled The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World, focuses on effectively leading schools in the digital age (21st Century and beyond) where a majority of all stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and business owners are digital natives.
Written by an award-winning practitioner and international scholar, the author infuses this approach as it applies to all aspects of school leadership. Chapters include Leading Schools in Today's World, Social Media for School Leaders 101, The Importance of Being a Life-Long Learner, Closing the Achievement Gap, Ethics and Leadership, Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, School Climate and School Culture, Work-Life Balance, Professional Learning Network, Leading for Inclusiveness, Educational Policy, School Law, School Finance and Human Resources, and Tips for School Leaders.
The book will become a staple in university school leadership programs across the country.
The 21st Century School Leader is a text that must be adopted in every school leader preparation program. The topics are spot on, from social media to work-life balance to leading for inclusiveness to school culture and everything in between. Dr. Fowler is at the forefront of ushering in a new era of school leadership!
Dr. David DeJong (Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, The University of South Dakota)
As a successful school principal and professor, I am extremely impressed with the accuracy, profoundness, and utility of The 21st Century School Leader. This book captures the essence of effective school leadership in the current age of accountability.
Dr. Arvin Johnson (Former Principal and Current Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University)