Effective School Leadership in Challenging Times
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Education leadership has been subject to a period of turmoil with rapid social change, political demands for excellence, economic pressures for austerity and the influence of technology impacting on leadership roles in multiple ways. This book draws on real examples of practice to identify the key challenges facing educational leadership and how these might be overcome drawing on recent research and interventions that have impacted positively on learner outcomes and teacher retention.
Covering all aspects of leadership including school improvement, vision and values, working with partners and leading change, the book launches the concept of atomic leadership, advocating small steps to change for maximum momentum and large-scale impact. It reveals how leaders can cooperate to trial new ways of learning and disseminate their successes and failures with a new honesty and openness about what works in our schools.
With reflective tasks in every chapter, this text will inspire debate and inform discussion at staff meetings and is essential reading for all school leaders as well as those undertaking master-level courses in educational leadership and or pursuing the National Professional Qualifications in leadership.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Leadership as Influence
Chapter 1 What is Educational Leadership?
Chapter 2 What Leaders Think
Chapter 3 The Place of Vision, Mission and Culture in a Changing World
Section 2 Leadership with Purpose
Chapter 4 Leading a Self-improving Educational System
Chapter 5 Emerging School Associations: The English Story
Chapter 6 Achieving Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Section 3 Leadership in Context
Chapter 7 Influencing Student Learning
Chapter 8 Knowledge Mobilization and Followership
Chapter 9 Working with Diversity
Chapter 10 Leading Continuing Professional Development
Section 4 Leadership with Responsibility
Chapter 11 Global Challenges, School Attendance, Teacher and Leader Supply
Chapter 12 Leveraging Technology
Chapter 13 Managing Resources and Risk
Chapter 14 The Final Word