Introduces a wide range of perspectives on contemporary leadership in education, and contains detailed interviews with headteachers. The interviews reveal the subjects' own experiences at school, their reasons for taking up teaching, and the values and beliefs they bring to their positions.
Part 1 Introduction: leaders and leadership in the school, college and university - a prelude, Peter Ribbins. Part 2 Conversations: Mary Gray with Agnes McMahon; Rosemary Whinn-Sladden with Viv Garrett; Keith Bovair with Steve Rayner; Roy Blatchford with Peter Earley; Bernard Clarke with Lesley Anderson; Helen Hyde with Peter Ribbins; Mary Marsh with Janet Ouston; Mick Brown with Len Cantor; Kenneth Edwards with Hugh Busher. Part 3 Analysis: pathways to headship and principalship, Janet Ouston; principals and headteachers as leading professionals, Viv Garrett; principals and headteachers as chief executives, Hugh Busher.