Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights into:
- Moral and ethical leadership
- Distributed leadership
- Developing leaders
- Leadership for learning
- Building and leading learning cultures
- Managing human and financial resources
- Leadership for diversity
- Leadership, partnerships and community
- Professionalism and professional development
The book is for scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in educational leadership, management and administration, as well as for senior leaders in education and those taking professional leadership qualifications.
Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Nottingham, and previously held professorial positions at the universities of Leicester, Reading, Lincoln, and Warwick. He is a vice-president and Council member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and was awarded the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He has been the editor of the Society’s international academic journal, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL) since 2002. He is also a Fellow of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM). Tony has published more than 90 refereed journal articles, and 30 books, including his best-selling ‘Theories of Educational Leadership and Management’, which is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into several languages. His extensive international work includes consultancy, research external examining, and invited keynote presentations, in 22 countries on all six continents.
Les Bell is Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership at the Universities of Leicester and Lincoln. He trained as a teacher at Goldsmiths College, London and taught in both primary and secondary schools. He joined the Education Department at Coventry College of Education and subsequently became a member of the Education Department at the University of Warwick. He has held posts at the Universities of Warwick, Liverpool John Moores, Lincoln and Leicester. He has written and researched extensively on educational management and leadership, particularly on ambiguity theory, strategy and change management, leading schools in challenging circumstances, new developments in educational leadership and the formulation and implementation impact of government policy and its impact on schools. He is co-editor, with Howard Stevenson, of Organizing Public Education – a four volume collection in the Major Works series. London, Sage His latest publications Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstance: Strategies for Success. London. Bloomsbury Press (2016), (with Phil Smith) and Agency, Structure and the NEET Policy Problem: The Experiences of Young People. London. Bloomsbury (2017) (with Ian Thurlby-Campbell)
David Middlewood is currently a part-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Educational Studies in the University of Warwick, having previously worked at the University of Lincoln and the University of Leicester where he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working in Higher Education, David taught in schools for many years, culminating in the principalship of a comprehensive secondary school for nine years, where awards were won for creative arts and equal opportunities. He has taught and researched extensively in the UK and also in various countries in Europe and Africa, being a visiting professor in New Zealand and in South Africa. David has written and edited more than twenty books, many on people leadership and management, strategic leadership, appraisal, practitioner research and some recent research includes work on high performing teams, support staff and student voice. He was co-editor of two professional journals for both primary and secondary school leaders for over six years. He recently co-authored a book on the leadership of groups of schools and his current work (with Ian Abbott) concerns leadership of learning for disadvantaged pupils.
'[A]n excellent, well-written, extensively referenced, empirically based contribution to school leadership thinking... Earley and Weindling offer valuable insights for all of us: serving headteachers/principles, advisory and distinct-wide policy makers and aspiring headteachers' - Journal of Educational Administration
By giving a detailed picture of the rapidly developing field of educational leadership, this book focuses on how to become a more effective manager and on understanding the vital importance of the manager's role in school improvement.
Written in a clear and readable style, it contains an extensive exploration of leadership models and management strategies and is based on the latest research. The text is supplemented with case studies of leadership in action.
Understanding School Leadership is indispensable reading for those who have a managerial role within their school and for students of educational management.
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`If one were on a fact-finding mission to gain insight into leadership thought and practice in education, then this book is an excellent resource' - Education News
`This book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Educational Leadership. It blends theory with practice and provides an important resource for many aspects of leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. The book will appeal to the academic reader, the postgraduate student and those involved in providing leadership courses at a professional level. There is an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, integrating examples from a variety of cultural settings and exploring education at all phases from primary to higher' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Journal of In-Service Education
`Leadership in Education offers an excellent analysis of the current debate: well informed on research and practice, positive but critical. It is particularly strong on what it calls "the railway-bookstall offerings of context-independent leadership".... There is a great deal of practical wisdom within these very accessible pages' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement
This book deals with leadership in all sectors, from primary to higher education. It presents an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, with the integration of exemplars from different cultural settings.
The authors provide a wide range of conceptual perspectives on leadership. Themes include:
- the efficacy of centralized versus distributed concepts of leadership
- the contrast between competency and academic models of leadership development
- the contradistinction between functionalist and democratic models of leadership.
These themes are developed in four sections:
- Leadership development
- Teachers as leaders
- Leadership in practice
Clive Dimmock, Peter Gronn, Marianne Coleman, Peter Ribbins, Ray Bolam, Peter Newton, Kenneth Leithwood, Helen Gunter, Lynn Davis, Clive Harber and Graham Peeke
This book is recommended to all involved in educational management, particularly to students, teachers, researchers, policy makers and educational administrators.
The Centre for Educational Leadership and Management series, edited by Tony Bush, examines the impact of the many changes in the management of schools and colleges, drawing on empirical evidence. The approach if analytical rather than descriptive and generates conclusions about the most effective ways of managing schools on the basis of research evidence.
'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today
The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings to improve practice in schools and colleges.
'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice'
-Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh
'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future'
-David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education
This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches.
This revised edition includes sections on:
- key concepts in theory
- the practice of educational leadership and management
- developing educational leaders
Focused and accessible, the book contains:
- an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter
- discussion and summaries of key research issues
Written by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses.
Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (CERS) at Liverpool John Moores University.
This new and revised edition:deals with issues such as succession planning, leadership development and diversity has an enhanced focus on international trends, examples and research acknowledges the changing English context, including the shift to system leadership, academies and free schools covers changes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, researchers and academics; candidates on professional leadership qualifications; middle and senior managers, and aspiring leaders in schools and colleges.
Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
David Middlewood is a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick.