'This book is refreshing and distinctive. It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education. Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.' - Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development. With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader. Content includes: · the influence of local and national contexts; · accountability; · working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders; · approaches to change; · becoming a strategic leader; · the educational leader as researcher. This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.
In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management in relation to contemporary policy and practice, making clear the 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. New case study material has been added to this edition from the full range of education and non-school settings, from early years through to further and higher education.
Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively. In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including: the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership leading and managing change leading and managing staff in high performance schools information for student learning and organisational learning transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century. The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.
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.
Demonstrates the insights and skills needed by leaders in education in an increasingly diverse society. This book integrates theory with practice by presenting a real life scenario in each chapter. It promotes an ethical stance based on values of social justice and equity with a strong focus on cultural diversity.
The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is the core textbook for aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. Taking a practical and research-grounded approach, this inspiring text prepares school leaders to successfully face the challenges that they will deal with on a day-to-day basis and throughout their careers. From curriculum development to staff development to policy and discipline, it addresses the most up-to-date practices in developing leadership skills. The book provides a wide array of pedagogical features to help practicing and aspiring school principals improve programs, create a safer and more enriching environment for students and faculty; meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards; and much more. After reading The Principal, the educational leaders of tomorrow will be equipped with innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts and ideas that will help them make a powerful impact on not just those who walk through the school doors, but the community as well.
This first-of-its-kind work addresses the needs of students, instructors, and practitioners, helping new, experienced, and prospective assistant principals develop the skills they need most.
This new collection of readings draws together three major and interrelated priorities for the educational manager: developing and maintaining quality, using resources effectively, and establishing a strategic overview and direction for the organization. In explaining these three concerns, the book aims to help educational managers to improve their own practice, by encouraging critical reflection on management processes and on how conceptual frameworks and research evidence can contribute to more effective professional performance in schools and colleges. The collection has a strongly practical flavour, focusing on frameworks, ideas and approaches that teachers can test out and develop in their own professional contexts. It includes material based on a wide range of educational settings, enabling managers to transcend sector boundaries in their thinking and to draw on insights from other sectors. This volume forms part of the Leadership and Management in Education series. This four book series provides a carefully chosen selection of high quality readings on key contemporary themes in educational management: professional development, reflection on practice, leadership, team working, effectiveness and improvement, quality, strategy and resources. The series will be an important resource for classroom teachers and lecturers as well as those holding designated management posts in schools and colleges and will provide a valuable basis for professional development programmes.
This book shows how school leaders at all levels from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the enjoyment of successful learning among the members of a school.
There are more than 200,000 teaching assistants(TAs) in the UK. This comprehensive, practical book deals with how to make use of them effectively. Written by a recognised authority on TAs the book investigates the roles of leadership and management the various roles of TAs and what distinguishes them from other support staff the whole-school learning environment Auditing the needs of the school and the needs of the TAs good practice in appointing and developing TAs – technicalities, examples and proforma. using a TA in the classroom - guidance for teachers leading a team of TAs. This supportive and stimulating book is complemented with practical and effective strategies for managing TAs. TAs can contribute to higher standards for pupils, better curriculum delivery, improved work-life balance and effectiveness for teachers and support for whole school policies. Including examples of good practice, real-life accounts, research evidence, sources of help and suggestions for further reading, this book provides all the guidance a manager will need to help them make the best use of their TAs.
'This wide-ranging and thought-provoking book provides an alternative approach to personal and professional leadership development. Although directed at headteachers, it has much to say to all staff irrespective of whether they are in formal positions of leadership. Given the increased attention to professional development, this is a timely publication, and will cause those who read it reflect as well as providing a wealth of approaches and ideas which can be used in their school' - Colin Parker, Headteacher of King Edward VI Aston School, Managing Schools Today `This is an exceptionally good book that clearly brings together the author's experience as a headteacher and academic. Harry Tomlinson is an educationalist with deep insights into the personal development dimension of leadership. This is not your standard leadership book; instead it is a unique set of ideas, concepts and observations that comprehensively covers 'the how' of building leadership abilities.With twenty chapters, this is a significant resource for practitioners, leadership developers and academics' - Professor Brent Davies, International Journal Educational Management `This is undeniably, a terrifically rich and well-researched text which could be the starting point for a variety of personal development journeys. It has enormous value in asserting the importance of personal growth as the foundation for professional development' - Times Education Supplement `This book will undoubtedly help school leaders and potential leaders acquire a basic understanding of the essential elements in understanding themselves and others in the professional context' - Times Educational Supplement There are many books about professional development for leaders in schools and teachers, particularly in the context of performance management. Though this book takes account of these, the focus is initially very much on personal development through self-understanding and self-management, because this has to be the basis for profound professional development. This book provides an alternative approach to personal and professional leadership development. For the first time this wide range of topics has been covered in a book on educational leadership. Practical activities are included to encourage the learning process. The first part of the book looks at the individual and the personal learning, development of emotional intelligence and modeling excellence which provide the basis for professional development. In the middle chapters the author focuses on the interpersonal and team development processes such as career management, coaching and decision making. The concluding chapters explore issues at the school level but always concentrating on the individual leadership development required. These include major current concerns such as knowledge management, the learning organization and the work-life balance. The author reaches out to include evidence from beyond the world of schools and education in order to enhance understanding. This book provides an in-depth resource and a learning opportunity for all those concerned with educational leadership.
This book is an essential for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management resource and for leadership development provision for head teacher induction programs, NPQH and LPSH. It is also suitable for short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
In the Developing the Leader Within You Workbook, John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines specific ways each reader can apply principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. Developing the Leader Within You Workbook also allows readers to discover how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this companion to the bestseller, John Maxwell shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
People are the most important resource in education and their effective leadership and management is vital to the success of all educational organizations. This new collection of readings provides an up-to-date account of current thinking about working with people in education, both as individuals and in teams. The book deals with the ways in which people perform in the workplace and examines effective leadership and management of human resources.
The global trend toward self-governing schools (SGS) liberates school heads from bureaucratic shackles, making them leaders in their own right. The many challenges posed by the SGS model make it imperative that school leaders pursue professional development in leadership and management. This book draws on the author’s 34 years of experience in guiding, educating and training school leaders to offer a cutting edge prescription for professional development in school leadership.
`The papers in the book make a very useful and stimulating contribution to the current debate about evidence-informed practice in relation to developing educational leadership' - Journal of In-Service Education `This is a very worthwhile book with, unusually, something for different dispositions. Reading it is like attending a research conference; an activity restricted to a fortunate few. For those who have never attended one, put this on your bookshelf! I would recommend that it takes a prominent place on reading lists for masters courses in educational leadership' - Mervyn Flecknoe, Leeds Metropolitan University Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice (EIPP) has emerged as an important concept. The availability and growing interest in evidence, alongside pressure for improved public services have made it a key component of the government's modernization agenda. It is relevant to all parts of the public sector, to education, and specifically, to educational leadership. Successful educational leadership is regarded as an essential factor in raising educational standards. In this book, the editors have drawn together key figures in the field of EIPP to introduce its role in informing educational leadership, with the aim of improving learning and teaching. The EIPP approach is considered, both for structuring research studies and for the analysis of the data generated. Relevant examples are also provided to inform the current debate. This book is important reading for educational professionals, policy makers, practitioners and students.
An objective discussion of educational leadership from both inside and outside the school system, focusing on ethical issues, dominant models, and today's unprecedented commitment to community involvement. * A detailed overview explains current concepts of educational leadership and their origins along with ethical issues and controversies * A timeline charts the shifting perspectives on the "ownership" of education and community involvement
Written by three noted mathematics educators, this volume presents a process-based approach to building a high-quality mathematics program based on five NCTM principles and four NCSM leadership principles.
The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook 2/e has been substantially updated and reflects important changes that have occurred since its first publication in 2004. It offers excellent counsel and guidance on all aspects of the manager’s role and provides the navigational tools to successfully operate within Higher Education organizations. Within this new edition, Peter McCaffery continues to draw on a wealth of US and UK case study materials drawn from innovative practice. This best selling guide builds upon its original strengths and remains an engaging, accessible and highly enjoyable read. Written in the unique perspective of the HE manager, it offers practical advice that can be implemented immediately by managers and university leaders at all levels. It addresses the internal ramifications of cynicism and demoralisation that are rife within many academic communities and is based on four pre-requisites essential for becoming an effective HE leader: Knowing Your Environment Knowing Your University Knowing Your Department Knowing Yourself What’s new in the second edition... New Chapter! Celebrating Diversity The Specific strategic drivers in HE University Governance The Business-Facing University The Community University Fostering Research Excellence, Fostering Teaching Excellence and Enhancing the Student Experience Internationalization Managing your Reputation Managing in a crisis Higher Education Managers, Team Leaders, Vice Chancellors, Provosts, University Presidents, Department Heads and Student Affairs Administrators will find this book to be an irreplaceable resource that occupies a permanent "within hands-reach" position on their desk and/or nearest bookshelf.
Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.