Learning for Leadership is about how school principals can initiate and maintain programs and practices to develop the leadership potential of teachers in their school. It explains the theory behind the concept of educational leadership and then, in a series of 'lessons', it tells the story of a school much admired for its leadership development. Together, the research and the case study present a strong argument for the introduction of similar programs in schools throughout Australia.
Michelle Anderson has almost 20 years of experience in education at school, regional, state, national and international levels. She is currently an ACER Senior Research Fellow. At ACER she has worked on Standards for School Leadership (for Teaching Australia) and the Australian Country Background Report for the OECD's Improving School Leadership Activity (for DEST). Christine Cawsey is Principal of Rooty Hill High School, a comprehensive 7-12 school in Sydney. In 2007, she was a winner in the National Awards for Quality Schooling for Excellence by a Principal. She is Deputy President of the NSWSPC and her academic interests include school culture, communication, leadership development and quality teaching.