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Passionate Leadership in Education

Passionate Leadership in Education

Edited by:
  • Brent Davies - University of Hull, UK
  • Tim Brighouse - Adviser, Hamlyn Foundation & Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of Londo

August 2008 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'I recommend the book as an inspiration to those who are looking for the words that express what they may already do (or will do in the future!) for these well known writers have world wide experience in recognising and knowing what it is that makes the passionate leader' - International Journal of Educational Management

'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership…Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives

'Passionate Leadership is a fantastic book by leading thinkers and doers in the education field. It takes moral purpose to new levels, and above all it puts passion in perspective. The book shows that it is not passion by itself that counts but in combination with strategies, insights and daily wisdom. Above all this is a book of action , not rhetoric.' - Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario

'How opportune that Brent Davies and Tim Brighouse have produced a book on "Passionate Leadership". As school leaders are becoming increasingly disillusioned with instrumental forms of educational reform, Davies, Brighouse and their contributors offer a new vision of leadership one that is driven by a belief that teaching is about enabling every child to reach their potential, and a conviction that schools should be places filled with joy and optimism in the pursuit of social justice. This inspiration will encourage all our leaders to take their work to a new level.' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC iNet Chair of International Leadership, Formerly the Chief Adviser to three Secretary of States

In this book, internationally recognized writers on leadership explore what makes leaders passionate about their role and their schools.

The contributors show that leadership must move on from the realm of a role or job towards an energy and commitment for enhancing children's learning and children's lives. They maintain that passion must be the driving force that moves vision into action, through a range of chapters from internationally known contributors Brent Davies, Tim Brighouse, Geoff Southworth, Chris Day, John MacBeath, Andy Hargreaves, John Novak, Brain Caldwell, and Alan Flintham. What sustains and drives leaders to achieve in a changing and challenging educational environment? What maintains their passion for education and children's achievement? This book seeks to answer these questions.

The book is essential for all students on leadership programs and educational professionals looking to achieve self and organisational improvement.

Tim Brighouse
The Passionate Teacher and the Passionate Leader in the Passionate School
John Novak
Inviting Passionate Educational Leadership
Alan Flintham
Reservoirs of Hope - Sustaining Passion in Leadership
Chris Day
Successful Leadership: an Intelligent Passion
Brent Davies
Passionate Leadership in Action
John MacBeath
Not So Much a Passion More a Way of Life
Andy Hargreaves
Passionate Leadership as Sustainable Leadership
Geoff Southworth
Passionate Work: Towards a Natural History of Headship
Brian Caldwell
Enchanted Leadership

'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership…Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives

This is a fantastic book featuring Andy Hargreaves and Tim Brighouse. A great overall look at passionate leadership with sound and well referenced studies.
Alastair Arnott

Mr Alastair Arnott
School For Education Futures, Wolverhampton University
February 21, 2014

Well written and easy to read. Many students have incorporated this book into their assignment writing and appreciate its straightforward style.

Ms Jay Henry
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 23, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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