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.

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SKU: 9780367186043 - 88 Categories: , Ages: Adult Author: Liz Browne Publisher: Taylor & Francis Page count: 210 ISBN: 9780367186043 Publish date: 44166

Product overview

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