"The Essential FE Toolkit" is Continuum's brand new series on further education (FE) for teachers and college leaders. The series boasts 24 specialist, fact-filled volumes written by FE experts with significant knowledge and experience in their individual fields. Competitively priced, compact and accessible, each book should prove essential reading for FE lecturers and managers. This wonderfully accessible guide will introduce senior and middle managers in FE to practical strategies to encourage successful, good quality leadership and management in further education institutions. It will introduce strategic and operational leadership and management theories underlying these strategies, their practical implementation in institutions, and place within further education in the UK. The book will help readers to understand important factors to take into consideration when planning for effective strategic and operational leadership and management of FE institutions.
A 'how to' guide to some key tasks for leader-managers is outlined to ensure a clear focus is maintained on learners, staff, high quality provision and good standards in leadership and management, while meeting inspectorate and external audit requirements.
Dr Jill Jameson is Director of Research at the University of Greenwich, UK. She is the Series Editor of the 'Essential FE Toolkit Series.' Ian McNay is Emeritus Professor in Education and Training at the University of Greenwich, UK.
Introduction; 1. Leading and managing FE Institutions; 2. Leadership in FE; 3. Management in FE; 4. 'Senior' versus 'middle' management roles; 5. Problems with Leadership and Management; 6. Formal and informal models of leadership; 7. Links between theory and practice; 8. Managing for excellent high quality provision; 9. Diversity and authenticity in management; 10. Lessons from outstanding leader-managers; 11. Lessons from outstanding leader-managers; Conclusion.