Education Game Changers

Author: Karen E. Starr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475806337
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Education Game Changers describes policy paradoxes challenging the sustainability of educational provision as we know it and the imperatives they present for educational leadership, business, and governance.

Educational Leadership for a More Sustainable World

Author: Mike Bottery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472568273
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Educational Leadership for a More Sustainable World argues that current crises in educational policies and practice, including the recruitment and retention of educational leaders, ultimately derive from the interactions between four key challenges which also underpin current global and societal issues of sustainability: A culture of consumption Global energy demands Climate change Emerging population patterns Mike Bottery argues that problems in dealing with these four global challenges, as well as many crises in education, are in large part due to a failure to appreciate their complex interactions and effects, and of the need for sufficiently complex responses. The result is that many policies in many areas hinder rather than facilitate appropriate solutions. However, by showing that the dynamics of crises in educational sustainability have many similarities to those of global systems, this book argues that the adoption of a number of core practices and values can help educational leaders develop greater sustainability, not only in their own area of activity but can also help them make a valuable contribution to greater sustainability at the global level as well.

Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership Reform

Author: Anthony H. Normore
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857244469
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume focuses on educational reform, leadership development programs and professional development processes intended to prepare and develop prospective and practicing educational leaders into leadership positions and examines issues that affect leaders serving in the role of educational leader/learner.

Proof Policy and Practice

Author: Paul E. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227538
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can we “fix” our schools? Improve graduation rates in college? What works? These are questions that make the headlines and vex policy makers, practitioners, and educational researchers. While they strive to improve society, there are frequently gulfs of mutual incomprehension among them. Academics, longing for more influence, may wrongly fault irrationality, ideology, or ignorance for the failure of research to inform policy and practice more powerfully. Policy makers and practitioners may doubt that academics can deliver ideas that will reliably yield desirable results. This book bridges the divide. It argues that unrealistic expectations lead to both unproductive research and impossible standards for “evidence-based” policy and practice, and it offers promising ways for evidence to contribute to improvement. It analyzes the utility and limitations of the different research methods that have been applied to policy and practice, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of educational reform strategies. It explains why using evidence for “accountability” often makes things worse rather than better. Paul Lingenfelter offers educational researchers and policy makers a framework for considering such questions as: What problems are important and accessible? What methods will be fruitful? Which help policy makers and practitioners make choices and learn how to improve? What information is relevant? What knowledge is valid and useful? How can policy makers and practitioners establish a more productive division of labor based on their respective capabilities and limitations? He cautions against the illusion that straight-forward scientific approaches and data can be successfully applied to society’s most complex problems. While explaining why no single policy or intervention can solve complex problems, he concludes that determination, measurement, analysis, and adaptation based on evidence in specific situations can lead to significant improvement. This positive, even-handed introduction to the use of research for problem-solving concludes by suggesting emerging practices and approaches that can help scholars, practitioners, and policy leaders become more successful in reaching their fundamental goals.

Creative Genius

Author: Peter Fisk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857080233
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Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. "Future back" thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality "now forward". The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers and game changers. Engage your right brain, open your eyes, think more holistically... intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn't just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents ten tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is "the best and last" in the Genius series by bestselling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius.

How To Lead A Quest

Author: Jason Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730324710
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so when it comes to developing strategy, we default to our defaults.We favour quick fixes, easy templates and familiar approaches, developing ‘robust plans' that do little to mitigate strategic risk or generate new value. The result? The future comes, and businesses die. But no longer! *cue trumpets* How to Lead a Quest is a book for pioneering leaders - folks who know that enterprise strategy is far too important to condemn to ‘smart goals', 'a clear vision for the future' and other such rubbish. Within this book, you'll discover how to: liberate enterprise leadership and workplace cultures from the curse of efficiency, default thinking and the delusion of progress explore complex and uncertain futures to find profound insights that mitigate strategic risks and ensure your business model remains viable create new value and enduring relevance by pioneering into unchartered and unprecedented territory embed new structures and rituals into your enterprise to build for the future, while still delivering operational excellence today. Not for the faint of heart or short-of-wit, this uniquely refreshing book bravely tackles the paradox that is pioneering leadership. You'll discover how to lead meaningful progress - even if you don't know what the goal or destination looks like.

The Game Changers

Author: Samantha Brett and Steph Adams
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772726
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The path to success is rarely straightforward, especially for women. However, with more female trailblazers out there than ever before, achieving their career goals in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, business, politics and beyond, the game is being changed forever. Television journalist Samantha Brett and global influencer Steph Adams have spent more than two decades between them interviewing and profiling some of the most inspiring and successful women in the world. They quickly realised that these women had a few distinct qualities in common: they are fearless in their pursuits and unafraid to go after what they want, and they do not let fear of failure stop them. And they know the importance of getting back up after you've fallen down, and of trying one more time even when it seems like every avenue has been exhausted. In The Game Changers, Samantha and Steph have handpicked the world's most inspiring women, and these women are letting you into their worlds. They are sharing their secrets to overcoming fears and challenges, and inspiring you to keep motivated, no matter how tough things become! This book features exclusive first-hand essays from the women you know and love. You'll hear success secrets and inspirational stories from the likes of Meghan Markle, Arianna Huffington, Elle Macpherson, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow - and many, many more. Become a Game Changer today!

Accelerating Change in Schools

Author: Linda Dudar
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786355027
Format: PDF
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This book presents major findings from a research study exploring the leadership needed to enact rapid change - defined as three years or less - in various school contexts, overtly including the perspectives of leaders, teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders.

Above and Beyond the Bottom Line

Author: Karen Starr
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational
ISBN: 9780864318398
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"Above and Beyond the Bottom Line provides insights into the dynamic evolution and exponential expansion of education business and the rise of the education business manager - now an indispensable member of educational leadership teams."--Back cover.