The What's in it for Schools series has been written by experts in the field for an audience of busy practitioners. The books present research and thinking about topical education issues and present it in an accessible and relevant way.
What makes a good leader? Does good leadership matter in helping schools be more successful? This concise and accessible book examines leadership in a practical way by helping principals, heads, teachers and parents establish their roles and responsibilities and get to grips with the unique leadership requirements of schools.
The author explores issues such as leadership, what it is and how it works, character and culture as keys to improvement, how to build commitment, motivation and improved performance, and using local standards and assessments to improve schools and leadership as a form of social capital.
Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration and Senior Fellow, Center for Educational Leadership at Trinity University, San Antonio
1. The Real Context for Leadership; 2. Leading with Ideas; 3. New Leadership, Roles and Competencies; 4. Leading Communities of Responsibility; 5. School Character, School Effectiveness and Layered Standards; 6. Leadership and Learning: Seacrching for a Better Theory; 7. Where the Real World Begins: A Postscript by Richard Middleton