Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager

Author: Megan Crawford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908418
Format: PDF, ePub
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'This book is refreshing and distinctive. It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education. Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.' - Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development. With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader. Content includes: · the influence of local and national contexts; · accountability; · working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders; · approaches to change; · becoming a strategic leader; · the educational leader as researcher. This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761940524
Format: PDF
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In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management in relation to contemporary policy and practice, making clear the links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership. The author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries. New case study material has been added to this edition from the full range of education and non-school settings, from early years through to further and higher education.

School Leadership in the 21st Century

Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415279526
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively. In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including: the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership leading and managing change leading and managing staff in high performance schools information for student learning and organisational learning transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century. The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.

Understanding Educational Leadership People Power And Culture

Author: Busher, Hugh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335217176
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Understanding Educational Leadership is key reading for teachers, headteachers, school leaders, policy makers, Education students and practitioners, and others who have an interest in improving schooling."--BOOK JACKET.

Developing Teacher Leaders

Author: Frank Crowther
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412963745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With five new case studies, this revised edition shows principals and staff developers how to collaborate with teachers in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership.

Educational Leadership And Management Developing Insights And Skills

Author: Coleman, Marianne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236081
Format: PDF, ePub
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Demonstrates the insights and skills needed by leaders in education in an increasingly diverse society. This book integrates theory with practice by presenting a real life scenario in each chapter. It promotes an ethical stance based on values of social justice and equity with a strong focus on cultural diversity.

School Leadership for the 21st Century

Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415133661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Education reform has been a dominating feature not only of education in the UK, but also in many countries across the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school leaders develop the skills which will enable them to lead their new responsibilities effectively. The writers of this book argue that in order to be an effective leader, school leaders need to have a clear understanding of: * the changing context of education; * the changing nature of self-managing schools; * their own leadership and management skills within this environment. The book focuses on these leadership and management perspectives using a competency and knowledge approach. It provides a clear framework which enables school leaders to develop and reflect upon their own skills. All school leaders will find that this book gives them a much needed insight into leading schools as they move into the 21st century. Brent Davies is Professor and Director of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. Linda Ellison is a Principal Lecturer in Education Management and Secretary of BEMAS. Both have published very widely in the field.

Educational Leadership Learning

Author: Law, Sue
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335197523
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Within the context of 'learning age' and the Teacher Training Agency's National Standards, this book explores many of the key issues facing those both aspiring to and already involved in leadership and management, whether at middle or senior levels. It also evaluates issues central to leadership in a variety of professional educational settings.

The New Work of Educational Leaders

Author: Peter Gronn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446238296
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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`If there in one word to describe the issues addressed by Peter Gronn in The New Work of Educational Leaders it's "timely" And if there is one book that education policy makers, system CEOs and education ministers should find the time to read, this is it' - Educare News `This book is essential reading fro those involved in educational leadership and policy development. This work is also valuable for those interested in the locally organized and interactionally achieved context of institutional work' - Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics if Education `Though based in Australia, Peter Gronn shows familiarity with the British education system, and this boo is relevant to those in the compulsory and post-compulsory sectors interested in the themes of education leadership' - Learning and Skills Research In The New Work of Educational Leaders, Peter Gronn provides a new framework for understanding leadership practice. The work of leaders will increasingly be shaped by three overriding but contradictory themes: design; distribution; and disengagement. These are the `architecture' of school and educational leadership. Designer-leadership is the use of mandatory standards of assessment and accreditation for school leaders, such as the National Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in the United Kingdom and the (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards in the United States. Distributed patterns of leadership have developed in response to the intensification of school leaders' work under policy regimes of site-based and school self-management. Disengagement describes a culture of abstention, in which school systems anticipate leadership succession problems, such as projected shortages and recurring recruitment difficulties.

Understanding School Leadership

Author: Peter Earley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412931924
Format: PDF, Kindle
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`This is a book packed with ideas and insights. It is informed by evidence from school leaders and provides a valuable overview of many important theories and research findings. A strength of the book is the way it pulls together empirical research the authors have conducted over the last 20 years. Such a long term view offers a new and needed long term perspective on school leadership and enables the authors to show how trends in leaders' careers, thinking and practice have emerged and unfolded. Researchers and practitioners alike will find something of value in this book' - Professor Geoff Southworth, Director of Research, National College for School Leadership '[A]n excellent, well-written, extensively referenced, empirically based contribution to school leadership thinking... Earley and Weindling offer valuable insights for all of us: serving headteachers/principles, advisory and distinct-wide policy makers and aspiring headteachers' - Journal of Educational Administration By giving a detailed picture of the rapidly developing field of educational leadership, this book focuses on how to become a more effective manager and on understanding the vital importance of the manager's role in school improvement. Written in a clear and readable style, it contains an extensive exploration of leadership models and management strategies and is based on the latest research. The text is supplemented with case studies of leadership in action. Understanding School Leadership is indispensable reading for those who have a managerial role within their school and for students of educational management.