Democratic Leadership in Education

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'The theory and practice of democracy and democratic leadership have implications for how we understand what ought to be counted as 'improving schools'

In this book Woods focuses on the idea of democratic leadership, examining what is meant by democratic leadership, what forms it can take, and how it is relevant to school education and learning. He shows how the ideals and theories of democratic leadership can translate into practice, and sets out some of the challenges that democratic leadership poses in the context of contemporary education .

Democratic Leadership in Education challenges conventional approaches to leadership and many of the assumptions inherent in educational policy. It is about understanding and exploring both the idea of democratic leadership and its practical relevance through examples drawn from practice and research.

An enlightening resource for practitioners and students on professional development and academic courses, this book will be essential reading for all policy makers, academics and others (such as inspectors) who critically examine leadership and management of educational institutions.

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Table of Contents

Meanings of Democratic Leadership
A Developmental Conception of Democratic Practice
Models of Leadership
Why Democratic Leadership?
An Open Approach to Knowledge
Links to Learning
Obstacles and Challenges
Free Space and Firm Framing
Capabilities and Skills for Democratic Leadership
Complexities and Demands of Practice
Dualities of Democratic Leadership

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