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Leadership in Education

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May 2003 | 202 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Leadership in education is receiving increasing attention, and this text contributes much to the debate. A useful text that will appeal to a wide audience of senior managers, teachers, programme designers and researchers' - Learning and Skills Research

`If one were on a fact-finding mission to gain insight into leadership thought and practice in education, then this book is an excellent resource' - Education News

`This book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Educational Leadership. It blends theory with practice and provides an important resource for many aspects of leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. The book will appeal to the academic reader, the postgraduate student and those involved in providing leadership courses at a professional level. There is an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, integrating examples from a variety of cultural settings and exploring education at all phases from primary to higher' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Journal of In-Service Education

`Leadership in Education offers an excellent analysis of the current debate: well informed on research and practice, positive but critical. It is particularly strong on what it calls "the railway-bookstall offerings of context-independent leadership"…. There is a great deal of practical wisdom within these very accessible pages' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement

This book deals with leadership in all sectors, from primary to higher education. It presents an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, with the integration of exemplars from different cultural settings.

The authors provide a wide range of conceptual perspectives on leadership. Themes include:

- the efficacy of centralized versus distributed concepts of leadership

- the contrast between competency and academic models of leadership development

- the contradistinction between functionalist and democratic models of leadership.

These themes are developed in four sections:

- Conceptualization

- Leadership development

- Teachers as leaders

- Leadership in practice

Contributors include:

Clive Dimmock, Peter Gronn, Marianne Coleman, Peter Ribbins, Ray Bolam, Peter Newton, Kenneth Leithwood, Helen Gunter, Lynn Davis, Clive Harber and Graham Peeke

This book is recommended to all involved in educational management, particularly to students, teachers, researchers, policy makers and educational administrators.

The Centre for Educational Leadership and Management series, edited by Tony Bush, examines the impact of the many changes in the management of schools and colleges, drawing on empirical evidence. The approach if analytical rather than descriptive and generates conclusions about the most effective ways of managing schools on the basis of research evidence.


 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUALISING LEADERSHIP
Clive Dimmock
Leadership in Learning-Centred Schools
Cultural Context, Functions and Qualities

 
Peter Gronn
Leadership's Place in a Community of Practice
Marianne Coleman
Gender in Educational Leadership
 
PART TWO: DEVELOPING LEADERS, DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP
Peter Ribbins
Biography and the Study of School Leader Careers
Towards a Humanistic Approach

 
Ray Bolam
Models of Leadership Development
Learning from International Experience and Research

 
Peter Newton
The National College for School Leadership
Its Role in Developing Leaders

 
 
PART THREE: TEACHERS AS LEADERS
Kenneth Leithwood
Teacher Leadership
Its Nature, Development and Impact on Schools and Students

 
Helen M Gunter
Teacher Leadership
Prospects and Possibilities

 
Clive Harber and Lynn Davies
Effective Leadership for War and Peace
 
PART FOUR: PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE
Mark Brundrett and Neil Burton
Leading High-Performing Schools
Graham Peeke
Leadership in Further Education
David Watson
Leadership in UK Higher Education

`Leadership in Education offers an excellent analysis of the current debate: well informed on research and practice, positive but critical. It is particularly strong on what it calls "the railway-bookstall offerings of context-independent leadership"…. There is a great deal of practical wisdom within these very accessible pages' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement

`If one were on a fact-finding mission to gain insight into leadership thought and practice in education, then this book is an excellent resource' - Education News


This title examines leadership from the point of view of education. The concept of teacher leadership is a fairly new field in education and this book does the field justice.
Written in a clear and understandable style, it will be of great benefit for teacher leaders (of which all teacher are!) and to educational managers and leaders alike.

Mr Allister Ross Smith
Science and Technology, Adam Smith College
February 1, 2016

Supported students understanding of wider leadership strategies and linked to application of strategies well

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
November 29, 2013

This text would be a useful resource for Masters and Professional Doctorate students who are interested in exploring academic leadership in higher education. Two chapters that may be of particular interest to this audience focus on communities of practice and leadership in higher education.

Dr Margaret Smith
School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
April 7, 2013

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