Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community.
It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include:
- exploring models for leadership and improvement
- challenges in developing learning-focused leadership
- broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work.
This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.
Jan Robertson is Head of Department, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education. Dr. Helen Timperley is Professor Emeritus of Education at The University of Auckland. Her extensive research experience has focused on how to promote professional and leadership learning in schools in ways that make a difference to outcomes for those student learners who are currently underserved by the system. She has numerous research articles in both these areas published in international journals, has spoken at a range of invited seminars and undertaken consultancies in Europe, Canada and Australia. She has written six books on her specialty research areas with many translated into a range of languages. Most of her published and consultancy work has focused on school and system change through professional learning, professional conversations with impact and evaluative thinking in educational innovation.
PART ONE: EXPLORING MODELS FOR LEADERSHIP AND IMPROVEMENT Establishing Platforms for Leadership and Learning - Helen Timperley and Jan Robertson The Layering of Leadership - Christopher Day How Effective Leaders Reduce Educational Disparities - Russell Bishop Leadership and Student Learning: What Works and How - Kenneth Leithwood Leadership and Student Learning Outcomes - Philip Hallinger and Ronald H Heck Connecting Leadership and Learning - Geoff Southworth Realizing the Potential of System Leadership - David Hopkins PART TWO: CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING LEARNING-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP Leading Professional Learning Communities - Louise Stoll Leading Teachers' Professional Learning - Helen Timperley Leadership and Student Outcomes: Are Secondary Schools Unique? - Viviane M.J. Robinson, Linda Bendikson and John Hattie Instructional Leadership: Teacher Level - Helen Wildy and Simon Clarke PART THREE: BROADENING IDEAS OF LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT A Distributed Perspective on Learning Leadership - James Spillane et al Leadership and Diversity - Marianne Coleman Educators as Knowledge Leaders - Lorna Earl and Lynne Hannay Why the Study of Emotion Matters in School Leadership - Megan Crawford Partnership in Leadership and Learning - Jan Robertson Fusion and the Future of Leadership - Andy Hargreaves