Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, this Reader will help you to understand and critically analyse key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including:
- leadership perspectives and values
- external and internal contexts
- autonomy and accountability
- partnership and collaboration
- leading strategy and change.
The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organisations and their external contexts and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. The Reader will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.
This book will be an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programmes. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organisations.
Dr Maggie Preedy, Professor Nigel Bennett and Dr Christine Wise have taught, researched and published widely in the field of educational leadership and management. Maggie Preedy and Christine Wise are Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University, UK. Nigel Bennett is Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Management in Education at The Open University.
PART ONE: LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND VALUES An overview of the leadership discourses - Simon Western From successful school leadership towards distributed leadership - Lejf Moos The nature and specialised purposes of educational leadership - Paul T. Begley Emotional intelligence, emotional labour and affective leadership - Sam Held and Judy McKimm PART TWO: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGING CHANGE Concepts of leadership in organisational change - Gill Robinson Hickman The nature and dimensions of strategic leadership - Brent Davies and Barbara J. Davies The strategy lenses - Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes and Richard Whittington The practice of leadership in the messy world of organisation - Jean-Louis Denis, Ann Langley and Linda Rouleau PART THREE: LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT Reframing the role of organisations in policy implementation: resources for practice, in practice - James P. Spillane, Louis M. Gomez and Leigh Mesler Contextualising leader dynamics: how public service leaders endeavour to build influence - Mike Wallace and Michael Tomlinson Stories of compliance and subversion in a prescriptive policy environment - John MacBeath Evaluation, accountability and performance measurement in national education systems: trends, methods and issues - Katherine E. Ryan and Irwin Feller 'Blended leadership': employee perspectives on effective leadership in the UK Further Education sector - David Collinson and Margaret Collinson Leadership for diversity and inclusion - Jacky Lumby PART FOUR: PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION Reconfiguring urban leadership: taking a perspective on community - Kathryn A. Riley Networks as power bases for school improvement - Tessa A. Moore and Michael P. Kelly Inter-professional work and expertise: new roles at the boundaries of schools - Anne Edwards, Ingrid Lunt and Eleni Stamou Approaches to system leadership: lessons learned and policy pointers - Beatriz Pont and David Hopkins PART FIVE: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Leadership, participation and power in the school system - Richard Hatcher The fourth way - Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley