1st Edition

Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Edited By Bob Johnson Jr., Sharon D. Kruse Copyright 2019
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Grounded in the theory of sociologist Karl Weick, this edited volume explores key concepts of educational leadership and organizational learning. Chapter authors analyze and reflect on the implications of Weick’s thinking on leadership preparation and development. Providing a thorough understanding of the influence of his ideas in education, this volume unpacks the ways in which Weick’s ideas influence and shape organizational learning and educational leadership and policy today.

    Chapter 1: Educational Leadership, School Organizations and Karl Weick: An Introduction, Bob L. Johnson Jr. and Sharon D. Kruse

    Chapter 2: Leadership as ‘Disciplined Imagination’: On Developing the Cognitively Agile Leader, Bob L. Johnson Jr.

    Chapter 3: Weick’s Spines of Leaders: Reflections on an Early Essay, Sharon Conley

    Chapter 4: Leaders as Bricoleurs: Sensemaking as a Pathway to Skillful Leadership, S. David Brazer

    Chapter 5: Where the Action Is: Enactment as the First Movement of Sensemaking, David Eddy-Spicer

    Chapter 6: Karl Weick’s Organizing, Scott C. Bauer

    Chapter 7: Mindful Leadership and High Reliability Schools, Barbara Gilbert

    Chapter 8: Past, Present, and Future of Coupling as a Leadership Concept, Angeline K. Spain and Sarah L. Woulfin

    Chapter 9: Exploring the Ideas of Coupling and Complexity in Schools, Mel Hawkins and Chris James

    Chapter 10: Leading and Organizing in Schools: Connecting the Dots, Charting the Future, Sharon D. Kruse and Bob L. Johnson Jr.


    Bob L. Johnson, Jr. is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at University of Alabama.

    Sharon D. Kruse is Academic Director and Professor of Educational Leadership at Washington State University – Vancouver.