* How can we understand and theorise school leadership?
* How can school leadership work towards enhancing student learning?
* What are the constraints and possibilities for school leadership at the beginning of a new century?
This title is relevant to anyone concerned with improving schooling and enhancing the professional practices of educators.
The authors focus on leadership for enhancing student outcomes, both academic and social. While recognizing the significance of the principal or headteacher in school leadership, the authors argue a strong case for the dispersal of leadership:
* Based on extensive research conducted within schools
* Focuses on leading learning across the school
* Theoretically sound; reflects the theories of Bourdieu and Foucault
* Politically aware; discusses the context of leadership within school communities, educational systems, global pressures, new policy directions
Current, topical and thoughtful, Leading Learning is key reading for principals or headteachers, teachers, and other school leaders, policy makers and for students studying educational administration.
Bob Lingard is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland where he teaches and researches educational policy, the sociology of education and school reform. He is also Chair of the Queensland Studies Authority. Debra Hayes is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Technology, Sydney where she teaches and researches in the areas of sociology of education and pedagogies. Martin Mills is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, where he teaches and researches in the sociology of education and gender. Pam Christie is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, where she teaches and researches leadership and school change, and globalization and education. She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand.
Acknowledgements Introduction Leadership as pedagogy Leading theory Leading the field Leadership as discourse Conclusion Bibliography Index.