You are here

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management
Share

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management

First Edition
Edited by:


January 2003 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`In Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management, Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson provide students with an eminently usable text. Although the theoretical underpinnings and conceptualizations of leadership issues invariably differ, this book provides a lucid guide to plumbing their ambiguities' - Educational Review

`This is a book that should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly as masters level '- International Journal of Educational Management

`I bought this book just a few days ago and I was surprised to realise the simple and yet scientific way it is written! I have started my postgraduate studies in Educational Management and this book will definitely make things easier! I would like to cordially thank Professor Wallace and Mrs Louise Poulson for this book which will help the majority of the students who enter the "labyrinth" of postgraduate research and surely need a kind of instruction manual to start! ' - Amazon Review

`One of the most useful books that I have come across for my students' - Professor Les Bell, Director of Doctorate of Education, University of Leicester

`Very impressed with the first chapter. Have recommended it to our research department for use with our graduate students. Thorough and practical' - Philip Hallinger, Executive Director of the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand

This unique book combines the teaching quality of a text with exemplary reports of small-scale and larger research studies, as well as a literature review by leading academics.

Part One shows how to develop as a critical reader and self-critical writer of literature; and how to apply these insights in planning a written assignment, dissertation or thesis. The book provides a framework for the critical analysis of any text, and shows how to incorporate this in a literature review.

Part Two presents accounts of leading-edge research, offering insights into key issues in the field of educational leadership, management and administration. The reader is invited to practice literature review skills by applying the critical analysis questions to any research report. Readers can use the models of good research practice presented here in their own design of an investigation for a dissertation or thesis.

Part Three shows how a high quality literature review may be constructed and addresses a key issue in the field.

Contributors include:

· Sharon Kruse

. Karen Seashore Louis

· Kenneth Leithwood

· Phillip Hallinger and Ronald Heck

· Derek Glover and Rosalind Levacic

· Ray Bolam

This book will be useful to postgraduate students on research-based masters and doctorate courses in educational leadership, management and administration. It is relevant for students doing research training in the social sciences and humanities. It is can also be used as a teaching resource by supervisors of masters and doctorate level students.

This series, edited by Mike Wallace, supports research-based teaching on masters and taught doctorate courses in the humanities and social sciences fields of enquiry. Each book is a 'three in one' text designed to assist advanced course tutors and dissertation supervisors with key research-based teaching tasks and aims to:

• develop students' critical understanding of research literature

• increase students' appreciation of what can be achieved in small-scale investigations similar to those which they undertake for their dissertation

• present students with major findings, generalisations and concepts connected to their particular field.

 
PART ONE: BECOMING A CRITICAL CONSUMER OF THE LITERATURE
Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson
Critical Reading for Self-Critical Writing
Louise Poulson and Mike Wallace
Designing and Writing about Research
Developing a Critical Frame of Mind

 
 
PART TWO: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF REPORTING RESEARCH
Bill Mulford, Lawrie Kendall and Diana Kendall
Local School Management
Does It Make a Difference?

 
Derek Glover and Rosalind Leva[ac]ci[ac]c
Investigating Effective Resource Management in Secondary Schools
The Evidence of Inspection Reports

 
Philip Hallinger and Portkasem Kantamara
Understanding and Contributing to School Improvement in Thailand
A Research and Development Project

 
Ray Bolam and Chris Turner
Heads of Secondary School Subject Departments and the Improvement of Teaching and Learning
Sharon Kruse and Karen Seashore Louis
Evaluating Technology and Instructional Innovation
When Clear Findings Are Not Evident

 
Stephen Gough
International Development Education
Managing Change in Caribbean Countries

 
Kenneth Leithwood and Doris Jantzi
Transformational Leadership Effects on Student Engagement with School
 
PART THREE: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF REPORTING A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Philip Hallinger and Ronald Heck
Understanding the Contribution of Leadership to School Improvement

`Very impressed with the first chapter. Have recommended it to our research department for use with our graduate students. Thorough and practical' - Philip Hallinger, Executive Director of the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand

`This is a book that should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly as masters level '- International Journal of Educational Management


The students used this title to enhance their research skills. It is an excellent book.

Mr Yassin Hassan
Department of Business and Management, Sussex University
June 23, 2016

I'm sure I have recently submitted feedback for this book. However, like the global aspect. It's useful as many of my students are completing their first M level module and need help in critical reading. Although too focused on 'schools' (my programme prepares teachers for HE), nevertheless a useful text.

Mrs Carrie Kirby
School Health & Social Care, Oxford Brookes University
December 1, 2010

Suggested as key reading for PGC(Professional) Education as a vital text in developing research skills within the education field.

Ms Alison Davies
Management , BPP Business School
February 9, 2010

This was an interesting book and in many ways I did like it. At the moment though I will not be adopting the book

Mrs Mia Forss
Management , Arcada Polytechnic
October 14, 2009

Preview this book

For instructors

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761947967
£30.99
ISBN: 9780761947950
£106.00

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.