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Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Fourth Edition

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Leadership & Management

November 2010 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management, and links them to contemporary policy and practice. Leadership continues to be one of the major criteria used to differentiate the models; but the author now makes clear links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership.

The author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries. This relates to global interest in concepts of leadership and management and to an increasing recognition of the need to customize theory and practice to each context and culture rather than adopting a `one size fits all' approach.

For the Fourth Edition, the essential conceptual models remain. New case study material has been added from the full range of education and non-school settings, from early years through to further and higher education. Each chapter now includes key words, summary and end of chapter materials including issues for discussion. Key terms are defined in-text for the non-expert reader and all references and relevant key legislation details have been fully updated.

This book is essential reading for all teachers who aspire to management, as well as for experienced leaders on Masters' level courses, and for those studying school management as part of education studies degrees.

The Importance of Leadership and Management for Education
Models of Educational Leadership and Management
Formal Models
Collegial Models
Political Models
Subjective Models
Ambiguity Models
Cultural Models

'Much has changed in educational leadership and management since the first edition appeared in 1986. Preparation for leadership in schools, colleges, and universities has radically changed in many parts of the world during these decades. Throughout this period, the editions of Tony Bush's book have remained a significant resource for scholars, students and practitioners, reflecting both continuities and evolution in leadership and management theory. This latest edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the range of relevant theory and ways of thinking about the interplay of different theories. It is a foundational text for all those interested in how educational leadership and management can be understood and developed' -
Professor Jacky Lumby, University of Southampton

'At a time when education is about instrumental delivery and can do

enthusiasm for reforms, it is heartening to see that a book about

theory and theorising is in its fourth edition. Tony Bush's focus on

helping the field to describe and understand practice is helpful and

crucial for professional learning and development' -
Professor Helen M Gunter University of Manchester

This is a core text within this field. I would like to see more texts written about management and leadership in the educational context.

Miss Susan Rabbitt
Bolton Business School, Bolton University
November 14, 2016

This is a concise book which effectively explores a wide range of leadership and management models. This book will be particularly helpful for level 6 students as it will give them the opportunity to critique models and make links with practice. The description on the reverse of the book talks about early years and I think it would have been valuable to make this more clear within the text of the book.

Mrs Sandra Shaffi
Education, Bolton University
July 19, 2016

This text enables the students at Level 6 to engage with theories and concepts around issues they may not have come across before. An accessible and useful text.

Mrs Cathryn Keighley
Children, Young People and Families, Leeds Trinity University
April 28, 2016

This title covers both the impartant aspects of management within education and also the important practice of leadership; both being disctinct from eachother.

Although written for an educational audience, I feel that the concepts and applications could well apply to other management and leadership scenarios.

Mr Allister Ross Smith
Science and Technology, Adam Smith College
February 1, 2016

This supplements masters modules covering leadership theories very well. I would like a more varied coverage of what's out there and what's used at the moment to supplement learning.

Ms Deborah June Rowberry
College Of Human And Health Sciences, Swansea University
September 29, 2015

A good book which explains theories in easily understood terms

Ms Fiona Hall
School of Education, Staffordshire University
March 12, 2015

Useful text book for developing wider management theory understanding around models and structures.

Mrs Vanessa Rawlings
Children, You, University Campus Suffolk
January 26, 2015

A source of excellent background materials for anyone studying higher education leadership and management courses.

Mr Kevin Walter
Computing, Gloucestershire Univ.
September 16, 2014

A good text but will date quickly.

Mrs Louise Boole
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 14, 2014

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