'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programmes. Clearly written chapters and sections are contributed by an array of internationally recognized senior scholars of educational leadership. Connections between leadership concepts and practices are presented clearly and thoroughly, with particular attention to the development of leaders'
-Ken Brien, Ed.D., Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice'
-Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh
'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future'
-David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education
This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches.
This revised edition includes sections on:
- key concepts in theory
- the practice of educational leadership and management
- developing educational leaders
Focused and accessible, the book contains:
- an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter
- discussion and summaries of key research issues
Written by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses.
Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (CERS) at Liverpool John Moores University.
Professor Mark Brundrett is Professor of Educational Research and Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Services at Liverpool John Moores University (CERES).
Introduction - Mark Brundrett PART ONE: KEY CONCEPTS IN THE THEORY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership - John West-Burnham Leading and Managing Change - Mark Brundrett Leadership for Learning: Does Collaborative Leadership Make a Difference? - Philip Hallinger and Ronald H. Heck School Effectiveness and Improvement: Using a Dynamic Approach to Improve Quality in Education - Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides, and Panayiotis Antoniou PART TWO: THE PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT The Nature and Dimensions of Strategic Leadership - Brent Davies and Barbara J. Davies Pursuing Leadership for Learning in the School: Form Must Follow Function - Simon Clarke and Tom O'Donoghue Leading and Managing People - Justine Mercer The Effective Deployment of Resources - Neil Burton Leading for Quality and Accountability - Christopher Rhodes Overlapping Social Spheres: The Social Domain of Schools, Parents and the Community - Megan Crawford PART THREE: DEVELOPING EDUCATIONAL LEADERS Educating 21st Century School Leaders: Learning from MBA Programmes - Philip Hallinger and Kamontip Snidvongs Developing Middle Leaders: The Problematic Nature of Socialization Theory and Leadership Learning - Wei Zhang The Transition to Headship/ Principalship - Deirdre Torrance The Impact of International, National, and Local Forces on the Enactment of Quality Leadership Preparation Programmes - Darren A. Bryant, Allan Walker and Moosung Lee