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Educational Leadership
Context, Strategy and Collaboration

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November 2011 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, this Reader will help you to understand and critically analyse key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including:

- leadership perspectives and values

- external and internal contexts

- autonomy and accountability

- partnership and collaboration

- leading strategy and change.

The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organisations and their external contexts and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. The Reader will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.

This book will be an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programmes. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organisations.

Dr Maggie Preedy, Professor Nigel Bennett and Dr Christine Wise have taught, researched and published widely in the field of educational leadership and management. Maggie Preedy and Christine Wise are Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University, UK. Nigel Bennett is Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Management in Education at The Open University.

 
PART ONE: LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND VALUES
Simon Western
An overview of the leadership discourses
Lejf Moos
From successful school leadership towards distributed leadership
Paul T. Begley
The nature and specialised purposes of educational leadership
Sam Held and Judy McKimm
Emotional intelligence, emotional labour and affective leadership
 
PART TWO: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGING CHANGE
Gill Robinson Hickman
Concepts of leadership in organisational change
Brent Davies and Barbara J. Davies
The nature and dimensions of strategic leadership
Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes and Richard Whittington
The strategy lenses
Jean-Louis Denis, Ann Langley and Linda Rouleau
The practice of leadership in the messy world of organisation
 
PART THREE: LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT
James P. Spillane, Louis M. Gomez and Leigh Mesler
Reframing the role of organisations in policy implementation: resources for practice, in practice
Mike Wallace and Michael Tomlinson
Contextualising leader dynamics: how public service leaders endeavour to build influence
John MacBeath
Stories of compliance and subversion in a prescriptive policy environment
Katherine E. Ryan and Irwin Feller
Evaluation, accountability and performance measurement in national education systems: trends, methods and issues
David Collinson and Margaret Collinson
'Blended leadership': employee perspectives on effective leadership in the UK Further Education sector
Jacky Lumby
Leadership for diversity and inclusion
 
PART FOUR: PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION
Kathryn A. Riley
Reconfiguring urban leadership: taking a perspective on community
Tessa A. Moore and Michael P. Kelly
Networks as power bases for school improvement
Anne Edwards, Ingrid Lunt and Eleni Stamou
Inter-professional work and expertise: new roles at the boundaries of schools
Beatriz Pont and David Hopkins
Approaches to system leadership: lessons learned and policy pointers
 
PART FIVE: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Richard Hatcher
Leadership, participation and power in the school system
Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley
The fourth way

The context of this text, most notably the wealth of articles contained, has the potential to engender some lively classroom debate amongst educational professionals.

Mrs Hazel Beadle
CPD, Chichester University
November 15, 2011
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