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Shared leadership in inclusive school

Course Summary

This course is designed for educators who are interested in promoting shared leadership in inclusive schools. It will explore the concept of shared leadership, its benefits, and strategies for implementing it in inclusive school settings. Participants will develop skills in collaboration, communication, and negotiation to facilitate shared leadership, and learn best practices for promoting shared leadership in inclusive schools.

Course Detailed Description

Shared leadership is an approach to leadership that involves multiple individuals in decision-making, problem-solving, and other aspects of leadership. This approach has been found to be effective in promoting inclusivity, collaboration, and decision-making that benefits all members of a community. In inclusive schools, shared leadership is especially important, as it can help ensure that the needs of all students are being met and that the school is operating in a manner that is inclusive and equitable.

 

This course is designed for educators who are interested in promoting shared leadership in inclusive schools. It will explore the concept of shared leadership, its benefits, and strategies for implementing it in inclusive school settings. Participants will develop skills in collaboration, communication, and negotiation to facilitate shared leadership, and learn best practices for promoting shared leadership in inclusive schools. Additionally, the course will address barriers to shared leadership and provide strategies for overcoming them.

 

Through a combination of lectures, discussion, case studies, and hands-on activities, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of shared leadership and its significance in inclusive schools. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership practices and to develop a plan for promoting shared leadership in their own schools. This course is an essential resource for educators who are committed to promoting inclusivity and equity in their schools.

COURSE SCHEDULE (Day by day):

Day 1​

  • Introduction 

  • Course outline 

  • Ice-breaking activities

  • Introduction of the participants, their goals for the class and their challenges, school presentations 

  • Defining shared leadership and inclusive schools

  • Understanding the benefits of shared leadership in inclusive schools

  • Discussing the role of the teacher as a leader in inclusive schools

Day 2

  • Understanding the key components of a collaborative culture in inclusive schools

  • Developing strategies to encourage collaboration and teamwork

  • Discussing how to create a supportive environment for all stakeholders

Day 3 

  • Developing effective communication skills for inclusive schools

  • Understanding the importance of active listening in inclusive schools

  • Discussing the role of conflict resolution in shared leadership


Day 4

  • Observing the shared leadership model in action

  • Case studies with teachers, principals and students

  • Participating in workshops and discussions on shared leadership


Day 5

  • Discussing the practical steps for implementing shared leadership in inclusive schools

  • Developing action plans for incorporating shared leadership in school practices

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of shared leadership in inclusive schools


Day 6

  • Course closure and cultural activities ​

  • Awarding of Certificates

  • Course closure and cultural activities 

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of shared leadership and its significance in inclusive schools.

  • Develop skills in collaboration, communication, and negotiation to facilitate shared leadership.

  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of shared leadership in inclusive school settings.

  • Understand the barriers to shared leadership and strategies to overcome them.

  • Learn best practices and strategies for promoting shared leadership in inclusive schools.

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