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Rethinking Educational Leadership

Author : John West-Burnham
ISBN : 9781441174277
Genre : Education
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John West-Burnham offers a radical critique of prevailing models of leadership in education, particularly models of school leadership, notably the British view of headship. For almost a generation, school leadership has been focused on the concept of improvement, within a policy context of improvement and a prevailing culture rooted in incremental adjustment rather than a fundamental reappraisal. Transformation is a particularly evocative concept; it is one of those words that it is almost impossible to raise objections to. However, as is so often the case with such words, its power is often proportionate to the ambiguity with which it is used. In the context of a discussion about transforming schools three broad categories of usage might be identified: transformation as improved performance, transformation as the achievement of optimum effectiveness and transformation as profound change. It is in this latter respect that the book will offer an alternative model of leadership. Transformation is not about improving output or efficiency; it is not about incremental improvement or optimising organizational effectiveness. Transformation is rather about the profound change of every component of the organization following a fundamental reconceptualisation of its purpose and nature. Transformation is a process that ensures that an organization is appropriate to the context in which it operates. Transformation is about questioning the very nature of the school as an organization and the nature of organizations. The distinctive nature of this book is that it will focus on leadership attitudes, values and personal qualities (the elusive and intangible elements of leadership) rather than simply reworking the traditional blend of knowledge, skills and experience. Central to the book will be the notion of the personal 'mind map' - the model of leadership that determines personal behaviour. The book will focus on helping leaders review and reconceptualise their personal mindscapes. The book will have a strongly practical focus and is designed to be a resource for school leaders who find that their work is increasingly moving beyond traditional boundaries into areas for which there are few precedents and only limited resources.

Rethinking Educational Leadership

Author : Nigel Bennett
ISBN : 0761949259
Genre : Education
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Focusing on current research and thinking about leadership, a wide range of prominent international contributors present a rare self-critical look at their own assertions and test alternative leadership models against recent research projects.

Rethinking The Education Improvement Agenda

Author : Kevin J. Flint
ISBN : 9781441170187
Genre : Education
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Offering a philosophical perspective to the educational improvement agenda, this engaging text provides a new language for research into educational improvement, bringing leading-edge philosophy to current practice. Drawing on philosophical work, including that of Derrida, Foucault and Heidegger, the authors deconstruct the ethic of improvement before exploring key dimensions of education, its institutions and technologies. Each chapter draws on international case studies, provides engaging questions and makes suggestions for further reading to support the reader. Topics covered include: • The Ethic of Improvement • Teacher Education • Leadership and Management • Lifelong Learning • The Rhetoric of Numbers • The Governance of Childhood • The State of Education Research An essential text for all looking at how we think and talk about education and improvement.

Leading And Managing Schools

Author : Helen O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9780857023957
Genre : Education
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School leadership and management are fundamental components of school improvement. This is the first study of its kind to relate the principles of effective leadership to the broad spectrum of school life in Ireland. A key resource for school leaders in their personal and professional study, Leadership and Management in Schools critically appraises issues in leading and managing schools. The editors bring together an array of renowned scholars to inform and stimulate the debate on the future of leadership development in Irish schools. Each author explores different perspectives and sets a framework for rethinking school leadership and management and an agenda for future research. The book includes in-depth discussions of a broad spectrum of issues encountered by practitioners, such as justice and equality as cornerstones of any educational system, principles of good governance, and the key positions of accountability and leadership of change. Inspiring and informative in its style, the authors bring together a range of perspectives on every aspect of school leadership and management, from well known contributors such as Michael Fullan, Ciaran Sugrue and Marty Linsky, creating a unique and rich canvas. Focusing on national and international perspectives this book adds to the growing canon of international studies of school leadership.

Rethinking Education For Social Cohesion

Author : M. Shuayb
ISBN : 9781137283900
Genre : Social Science
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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.

Transforming School Leadership With Isllc And Elcc

Author : J. Allen Queen
ISBN : 9781317921523
Genre : Education
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Authoritative and practical, this book is co-authored by Neil Shipman, former ISLLC Director. It provides kknowledge and tools to help principals-in-training and practitioners apply the ISLLC and ELCC standards in their schools. Each chapter contains a research-based discussion and practical applications of the standard, along with suggested activities, assignments, and case studies.

Rethinking Education

Author : Stephen Murgatroyd
ISBN : 9781105094224
Genre : Education
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This publication represents the first of a series of books that will profile some of the forward thinking work being undertaken by leading education researchers and policy experts focused on transforming the face of public education and the future of Alberta. The Co-creating a Learning Alberta book series is a partnership with leading public policy thinkers and the Alberta Teachers' Association that flows from the public lecture series called "Learning our Way to the Next Alberta." Since its inception in 2004, this lecture series has drawn over 5,000 participants and continues to push our thinking about the hopes and possibilities for the future of this province and is profiled at In these public lectures, three questions have come to dominate the conversations about the future of the Alberta: What is the Alberta that the world needs to see? What kind of Albertans do we need to become to get us there? and How will leadership in learning help us become our best selves?

Critical Perspectives On Educational Leadership

Author : John Smyth
ISBN : 9781135388591
Genre : Education
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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rethinking The Education Mess A Systems Approach To Education Reform

Author : I. Mitroff
ISBN : 9781137386045
Genre : Education
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Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.

Developing Teacher Leaders

Author : Frank Crowther
ISBN : 9781412963756
Genre : Education
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With five new case studies, this revised edition shows principals and staff developers how to collaborate with teachers in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership.

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