`It should be essential reading at the National College for School Leadership' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine
`This book continues Michael Bottery's principled and persuasive assault on the application by policymakers of fashionable, shallow and decontextualised solutions (in this case leadership) to fundamental problems and issues in the definition, design and purposes of education. It is distinguished by its embeddedness in wider social science ideas and debates, enabling the challenges that schools and teachers face to be set in context, and by its sharp assessment of the impact of decades of the erosion of trust and meaning on educational work' - Jenny Ozga, Professor of Educational Research, Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh
In this book Mike Bottery presents critical issues about the purposes of educational leadership.
He examines how `official' concepts of leadership are driven by demands which are not always to the educational, political, or social benefit of practitioners.
This book will help educational leaders and aspiring educational leaders to examine their own values and practice.
Michael Bottery is Professor of Education at the University of Hull. He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Seattle Pacific, and Noted Scholar at the University of British Columbia, and Chair of the UK Standing Conference for Research into Education, Leadership and Management for 2004-5. He has taught and lectured in North America, the Far East, the Caribbean, and in various parts of Europe. This is his seventh book.
The Book's Intentions Shifting Frames of Reference: The Need for Ecological Leadership PART ONE: SETTING THE CONTEXT The Global Challenge The Impact of Commodification and Fragmentation The Impact of Standardization and Control PART TWO: EXAMINING THE IMPACT The Impact on Trust The Impact on Truth and Meaning The Impact on Identity PART THREE: BEGINNING A RESPONSE Learning Communities in a World of Control and Fragmentation Professionals at the Crossroad Models of Educational Leadership