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Leading and Managing People in Education

Leading and Managing People in Education

Third Edition

July 2013 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This cutting-edge publication is drawn on international research and practice, and undoubtedly encourages reflection and personal development. The authors are experts in the field of education leadership and management.'
- Professor Raj Mestry, University of Johannesburg

The Third Edition of this successful and respected book covers leadership and management of people at all levels in educational organisations. It contains up-to-date research and literature, covering the entire spectrum of educational institutions.

This new and revised edition:

  • deals with issues such as succession planning, leadership development and diversity
  • has an enhanced focus on international trends, examples and research
  • acknowledges the changing English context, including the shift to system leadership, academies and free schools
  • covers changes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, researchers and academics; candidates on professional leadership qualifications; middle and senior managers, and aspiring leaders in schools and colleges.

Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

David Middlewood is a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick.

The Context for Leadership and Management
Models of Educational Leadership
Leading and Managing the Whole Workforce
Organizational Cultures
Organizational Structure and Roles
Leading and Managing for Diversity
Motivation and Job Satisfaction
Leading and Managing through Teams
Recruitment and Selection
Induction and Retention
Mentoring and Coaching
Leading and Managing People for Performance
Organizational Learning and Professional Development
Succession Planning and Leadership Development
Author index
Subject index

This book offers a succinct and accessible overview of up-to-date and internationally located issues and advice around leading in educational settings.  It draws on the work of key authors in the field, including that of the highly credible authors, which indicates the solid evidence
base for the book.

Alison Fox
Educational Management Administration & Leadership

Authoritative, & reader-friendly. Recommended.

Marian Nicholson
The Teacher Trainer Vol 28 No 1
The Teacher Trainer Vol 28 No 1

I acquired this text with the intention of suggesting it to a group of undergraduate students undertaking Supervision training with health and counselling professionals working within a context of education. The intention was that it would offer the students information about coaching with members of this group that often happens as part of the supervision process.
The text offers a great deal of information about the management and leadership of educational professionals and so it did not quite satisfy the brief I had for it. However as I am also involved with the education of other teachers it fitted neatly into a requirement we have for a text to inform our PGCE level teachers about leadership and management within their context.
The authors are clearly subject specialists and offer a compelling and meaty text that will meet the needs of the educator at undergraduate and I think postgraduate (level 7, masters).

Mr Andrew Thorne
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
June 30, 2014

This book is used by the teacher leading the course to support her practice

Mrs Davina Balls
Health and Social Care Department, Great Yarmouth College
November 22, 2013

An excellent theory book, which identifies the key principles of leadership and management.
excellent links to literature and research.
the links made to practice allow the reader to draw comparisons to roles within leadership

Mrs Leanne Hall
Care and Education, Tyne Metropolitan College
October 13, 2013

A useful review of key issues at a time when government is placing increasing emphasis on leadership in education.

Mr Neil Rutledge
September 23, 2013

Useful for those new to management in the sector. This details effective strategies and helpful/useful advice to be effective in leading a team.

Mrs Julie Clarkson
Early Years, Craven College
September 18, 2013

This book is written in a very readable style.It explores the differing nature fo leadership and mangement models.It offers many perspectives from both the British educational system and other countries systems.It is a useful book for those trainees that find themselves in a managment role and wish to deeepen theri understanding of mangement systems and practices.

Mrs Adele Sewell
tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College
September 17, 2013

As a third edition, the coaching and mentoring section was still in need of further refining. There is much more separation between coaching and mentoring and this text does not fully differentiate between the two.

Mrs Karen Duncan
OCNYHR Learning Centre, Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region
July 25, 2013

Excellent easy to follow book with case studies and good reflection opportunities.

Miss Paula Ledson
Health, Socail CAre and Childcare, Warrington Collegiate Institute
July 15, 2013

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