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Leadership and Strategic Management in Education

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September 2010 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study'- Mentoring & Tutoring

`The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational Research

Leadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today.

This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution.

It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities.

The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.


 
PART ONE: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION
 
Leadership and Management
 
What Is Educational Management?
 
The Purpose of Educational Management
 
The Context of Educational Management
 
Strategy and Self-Management
 
PART TWO: VISION, MISSION AND STRATEGY
 
Vision
 
Mission
 
Strategy
 
PART THREE: LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
 
Leadership and Management
 
Theory and Practice
 
Transformational and Transactional Leadership
 
Educational Leadership
 
The Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Leadership
 
Leadership of the Autonomous School or College
 
Strategic Leadership
 
Gender in Educational Leadership
 
Leadership and Roles
 
PART FOUR: ORGANISATIONAL THEORY AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
 
The Theory/Practice Divide
 
The Relevance of Theory to Good Practice
 
The Nature of Theory in Educational Management
 
Models of Educational Management
 
Organizational Culture
 
Organizational Culture and Strategic Management
 
Conceptual Pluralism
 
Using Theory to Improve Practice
 
PART FIVE: THE PURPOSE OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
 
The Concept of Effectiveness
 
The Concept of Improvement
 
The Concept of Quality
 
Origins of TQM and Its Application to Education
 
Re-Engineering
 
PART SIX: STRATEGIC AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING IN EDUCATION
 
Who is Involved in Strategic Planning?
 
Development Planning
 
Management Style and Development Planning
 
Development Planning, Improvement and Effectiveness and Change
 
PART SEVEN: MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE

This book is accessible in its straightforward, uncomplicated and straight-forward introduction to practitioner research. The different sections are clarity to some complex issues and aspects of research necessary for postgraduate study. The critical perspectives covered, aided by useful diagrams and identified Action Research case studies, makes this an informative read.

Mr Cal Cooper
Division of Psychology, Northampton University
April 19, 2015

Considered an essential book to master degree students in educational management. In a very simple and efective way this book from Tony Bush and Marianne Coleman adresses the major issues of education leadership and management.

Dr Ana Almeida
Escola de Educação, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências
February 17, 2015

A good author but not his best publication.

Mrs Louise Boole
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 14, 2014

informative very detailed slightly specific to schools so elements would be not relevant for the sessions however concepts are useful.

Mrs Laura Castles
Management, Torfaen Training
February 14, 2014

An added benefit to the course bringing a wider context to the youth work students

Mr Simon Gillings
Institute of Education and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
July 18, 2012

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