Principles of School Leadership

Author: Mark Brundrett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programmes. Clearly written chapters and sections are contributed by an array of internationally recognized senior scholars of educational leadership. Connections between leadership concepts and practices are presented clearly and thoroughly, with particular attention to the development of leaders' -Ken Brien, Ed.D., Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick 'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice' -Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh 'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future' -David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches. This revised edition includes sections on: - key concepts in theory - the practice of educational leadership and management - developing educational leaders Focused and accessible, the book contains: - an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter - figures - discussion and summaries of key research issues Written by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses. Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (CERS) at Liverpool John Moores University.

The Principles of Educational Leadership Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446245781
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Fully revised and thoroughly updated, this second edition of this classic book brings together many leading international authors on educational leadership, with brand new chapters from leaders in the field Ken Leithwood, Paul Begley, Allan Walker and Alma Harris. Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights into: - Moral and ethical leadership - Distributed leadership - Developing leaders - Leadership for learning - Building and leading learning cultures - Managing human and financial resources - Leadership for diversity - Leadership, partnerships and community - Professionalism and professional development The book is for scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in educational leadership, management and administration, as well as for senior leaders in education and those taking professional leadership qualifications.

Developing Ethical Principles for School Leadership

Author: Lisa Bass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317420527
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Co-published with UCEA, this new textbook tackles Standard #2 of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)—Ethics and Professional Norms. This volume includes specific strategies for school leaders to develop knowledge and skills in supporting the learning and development of all students, as well as understanding the dynamics and importance of ethics in leadership practice. By presenting problem-posing cases, theoretical grounding, relevant research, implications for practice, and learning activities, this book provides aspiring leaders with the background, learning experiences, and analytical tools to successfully promote ethical leadership and student success in their contexts. Special features include: • Case Studies—provide an opportunity to practice ethical reasoning and engage in the discussion of complexities and debates within each case. • Learning Activites—a range of exercises help readers make connections to the PSEL standard. • Important Resources—includes resources that support and encourage students to explore each of the chapter’s elements.

The Principals Principles

Author: David Robinson
Publisher: Partridge Africa
ISBN: 1482808676
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education is a right for all young people in the world, yet quality and relevant education is still elusive. Schools are searching for the perfect recipe for success in a rapidly changing world. Principals are at the focal point of educational delivery, which makes leading schools throughout the world one of the most stressful and challenging occupations. It is a profession that requires many different life, leadership, and management skills. Working with people is, at best, filled with drama, and in addition, principals lead schools crowded with impressionable and volatile children or teenagers with all their changing hormones, peer pressure, the stresses of society, and the challenges emanating from their complex family structures. Teachers are facing huge challenges in the classroom that force heads of schools to give more supportive and constructive leadership. Creating the perfect balance between discipline, compassion, maintaining academic standards, and a relevant academic path for students, all while leading a motivated and skilled staff of teachers is a mammoth task for any individual. This book is a guide to the challenges facing a principal and the skills needed to navigate a school to success.

Decision Making in Educational Leadership

Author: Stephanie Chitpin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135015937
Format: PDF
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The increased focus on raising standards in education requires leaders to engage in complex decision making about teacher assessment, mandated accountability measures, and the collection and use of large amounts of data. Showcasing exemplary practices of school and district administrators, Decision Making in Educational Leadership covers issues concerning the role of emotion, ethical and legal ramifications, the use of data, and complexity in decision making. Chapter authors in this research-based volume explore what administrators and school leaders actually know about educational problems, how they draw upon and revise theories of action for responding to problems, and which theories are tenable in educational decision making. This important resource provides a broad and international perspective on effective models and methods of educational decision making and shares valuable knowledge about how theory can be translated into practice in a variety of school settings.

The Business of School Leadership

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319657
Format: PDF, ePub
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The role of school principals and their executive staff has changed rapidly and radically over the last decade. They are now required to be, not only leading educators, but also effective business persons. The reality is, however, that most school leaders have little if any formal training for these business roles and very limited personal experience in managing these matters. This book assists school leaders in developing the understanding, knowledge, and skill of business processes that they need to perform this 'new' role effectively. The book does not aim to convert school leaders into accountants or entrepreneurs or marketing specialists. What it provides are the key principles and tactics of business operations that school leaders need if they are to effectively manage both the educational and business imperatives of their schools. In a sense, it is intended that this book should become the 'business bible' for school leaders - the single reliable resource they can turn to on a daily basis to assist them in addressing business issues.

The Principles and Practice of Educational Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761947929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Principles and Practice of Educational Management contains newly commissioned material from leading national and international authors who provide a review of relevant theory and explain relevant research in the field.

Connecting Leadership and Learning

Author: John MacBeath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134054491
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Leading schools is becoming almost daily a more complex and demanding job. Connecting Leadership and Learning reassesses the purpose of schools, the nature of learning and the qualities of leadership that make schools authentic places of learning. Starting with a review of what we can claim to know – and not know – about learning, leadership and their inter-relationship, this book explores what it means to lead schools that place learning at the centre. Drawing on research from seven different country projects - including the United States, Australia and five European countries – the authors offer five key principles for practice: a focus of learning an environment for learning a learning dialogue shared leadership accountability; internal and external. These key principles have been tested by teachers, senior leaders and school students and found to be applicable across cultural and linguistic boundaries. The challenges faced by in inner city schools, whether in London or New Jersey, prove a stern test for the five principles yet, as these schools testify, they bring a new sense of hope and resolve that learning is for everyone. Based on rigorous research yet thoroughly grounded in practice, this book aims to challenge the reader with big ideas about learning and leadership, and to break new ground in thinking about where leadership and learning meet so that practitioners can see how it works in school and classroom practice. It should be of interest to all school leaders and those aspiring to the role.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297979X
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With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.

Democratic Leadership in Education

Author: Philip Woods
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446226255
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`This is an important book for anyone who is serious about introducing or sustaining democratic leadership in schools. Busy practitioners will get much from it by going straight to the chapters about how democratic leadership could be made to work`- Kate Myers, Times Educational Supplement `I found this an interesting and stimulating book. The book's ideas are a useful counterpoint to some of the daft notions of macho leadership and management being peddled in education and indeed the public sector more widely. Woods' book has the merits that, though radical, it seeks to base its recommendations in the real world and to argue that there are possibilities for change that can bring about real improvements in everyone's experience and outcomes. Matching the rhetoric of democracy with reality – or at least making them closer – might also improve the quality of our political process, and hence increase interest and reduce cynicism about politics, something which surely should be welcomed. Woods' agenda is significant and his book certainly worth reading' - ESCalate `Philip Woods productively refocuses our attention, not on heroes and visions but on how we understand and practise within educational institutions in ways that are social and relational. He provides a realistic and yet challenging analysis of democratic leadership in ways that speak to practitioners, policy makers and researchers. We deal everyday with issues of social justice, and Philip Woods shows us how we might think differently about it, and so work for a better system of learning and schooling' - Professor Helen Gunter, School of Education, University of Manchester 'Not another bunny, but a welcome academic fox' - Kevin Avison, Steiner Waldorf Schools' Fellowship 'The theory and practice of democracy and democratic leadership have implications for how we understand what ought to be counted as `improving schools' In this book the author focuses on the idea of democratic leadership. He examines what is meant by democratic leadership, and what forms it can take, and shows how it is relevant to school education and learning. The author shows how the ideals and theories of democratic leadership can translate into practice, and sets out some of the challenges that democratic leadership poses in the context of contemporary education . This book challenges many of the assumptions inherent in educational policy and conventional approaches to leadership. It is about understanding and exploring both the idea of democratic leadership and its practical relevance through examples drawn from practice and research. This book is for practitioners and students on professional development and academic courses. It will be essential reading for all policy-makers, academics and others (such as inspectors) who critically examine leadership and management of educational institutions. 'Every now and then a book is written in the field of leadership that stands out, says something different, is coherent, original and makes us really ponder and think. This is such a book - it will provoke policy-makers, academics, experienced practitioners and advanced students' - Camridge Journal & Education