Leadership in Post Compulsory Education

Author: Marian Iszatt-White
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441104380
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The issue of 'leadership', the need for good, insightful and decisive leaders is a prominent theme in Education. Yet few can define exactly what leadership is. This book examines the phenomenon of leadership in post-compulsory education through the careful description and analysis of a long-term observational study of college principals at work. In contrast to other, more theoretical, attempts to understand leadership, this book develops an understanding of leadership by pointing to specific examples of what leaders actually do as they go about their everyday work of resolving organisational issues. Instead of presenting leaders as charismatic heroes this book investigates a number of familiar, routine, aspects of everyday leadership work: how leadership is 'performed'; the various technologies - email, documents, slide presentations - involved in leadership work; the everyday management of organisational personnel and meetings; and how success and failure is defined and understood by the leaders themselves. It concludes with some suggestions of what is learned from understanding leadership as everyday work and some 'cautionary tales' for those who would become educational leaders themselves.

Leadership in Post Compulsory Education

Author: Jill Jameson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134024665
Format: PDF
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Leadership of different kinds exists at many levels in the post-compulsory sector-from principles to programme leaders, administrative staff and even caretakers. Based around case studies of current leaders in post-compulsory education, this unique book explores a number of leadership models and styles in order to provide inspiration and guidance for the next wave of potential leaders. * Captures authentic "voices of the leaders" * Includes examples of further, adult, community and prison education * Covers all type of leadership: charismatic leaders, academic leaders, spiritual leaders, women leaders, ethnic leaders, ethnic leaders, business leaders Presenting a wide and holistic view of leadership at different levels, this book is relevant for all potential and current leaders in post-compulsory education. By encouraging readers to review and reflect on the models described, the book will inspire leaders of the future to develop their own leadership styles and visions.

Mentoring Teachers in Post Compulsory Education

Author: Bryan Cunningham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317854969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This timely new handbook will be an essential read for all college staff who find themselves involved in mentoring trainee teachers in post-compulsory education, either through choice or necessity! Describing all of the expectations, responsibilities and rewards involved in mentoring college teachers in training; the book provides advice and support on: * What to expect as a mentor and what your mentee expects of you! * Organizing and conducting observations * Time management * Using appropriate language with your mentee * What to do when things go wrong! Accessible, practical and supportive, this book will help make mentoring an easier, more enjoyable and ultimately rewarding experience for all new mentors in the post-compulsory workplace. It will also be of great value to both teachers trainers and key staff in colleges, such as staff development managers, who play an important role in overseeing the delivery and quality of mentoring activities.

Teaching in Post Compulsory Education

Author: Fred Fawbert
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441166130
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This practical guide to the numerous diverse contexts within Further Education today provides a valuable resource for intending or experienced teachers, trainers and support workers within post-compulsory education who are working towards professional awards based on National Standards. It contains material on such key aspects of professional development as planning, delivering, assessing and evaluating teaching and learning. Information is also provided on such influential factors as the Common Inspection Framework, Ofsted, Learning and Skills Council and the Basic Skills Agency.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Ann R J Briggs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446260487
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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders

Author: David Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441178031
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"A Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders is a distillation of the key skills and attitudes that you will need to possess if you are to survive and indeed thrive in such a situation. It highlights examples of good, bad and questionable practice from college leaders and managers of all ages. It is a handbook of practical advice and tried and tested approaches to the many problems and challenges that you are likely to face." David Collins CBE This is the definitive survival guide to leading and managing a FE College for College Leaders and Senior Managers. The tremendously experienced and successful College Principal, David Collins, covers every aspect of running a College, from shaping the organization and communicating a vision to planning and marketing the program right through to dealing with people and improving quality. Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for ambitious senior staff in the FE sector.

The New Work of Educational Leaders

Author: Peter Gronn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849208166
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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.

Developing Educational Leadership

Author: Lesley Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446276201
Format: PDF, Kindle
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`The papers in the book make a very useful and stimulating contribution to the current debate about evidence-informed practice in relation to developing educational leadership' - Journal of In-Service Education `This is a very worthwhile book with, unusually, something for different dispositions. Reading it is like attending a research conference; an activity restricted to a fortunate few. For those who have never attended one, put this on your bookshelf! I would recommend that it takes a prominent place on reading lists for masters courses in educational leadership' - Mervyn Flecknoe, Leeds Metropolitan University Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice (EIPP) has emerged as an important concept. The availability and growing interest in evidence, alongside pressure for improved public services have made it a key component of the government's modernization agenda. It is relevant to all parts of the public sector, to education, and specifically, to educational leadership. Successful educational leadership is regarded as an essential factor in raising educational standards. In this book, the editors have drawn together key figures in the field of EIPP to introduce its role in informing educational leadership, with the aim of improving learning and teaching. The EIPP approach is considered, both for structuring research studies and for the analysis of the data generated. Relevant examples are also provided to inform the current debate. This book is important reading for educational professionals, policy makers, practitioners and students.

Rethinking Educational Leadership

Author: Nigel Bennett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949251
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Focusing on current research and thinking about leadership, a wide range of prominent international contributors present a rare self-critical look at their own assertions and test alternative leadership models against recent research projects.

Ultimate FE Leadership and Management Handbook

Author: Jill Jameson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826490124
Format: PDF
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This wonderfully accessible guide will introduce senior and middle managers in FE to practical strategies to encourage successful, good quality leadership and management in further education institutions. It will introduce strategic and operational leadership and management theories underlying these strategies, their practical implementation in institutions, and place within further education in the UK. The book will help readers to understand important factors to take into consideration when planning for effective strategic and operational leadership and management of FE institutions. A 'how to' guide to some key tasks for leader-managers is outlined to ensure a clear focus is maintained on learners, staff, high quality provision and good standards in leadership and management, while meeting inspectorate and external audit requirements.