Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration

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Drawing together current thinking and research, this Reader will help you understand and critically analyse key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including:

leadership perspectives and values

external and internal contexts

autonomy and accountability

partnership and collaboration

leading strategy...

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Overview

Drawing together current thinking and research, this Reader will help you understand and critically analyse key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including:

leadership perspectives and values

external and internal contexts

autonomy and accountability

partnership and collaboration

leading strategy and change.

The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organizations and their external contexts. This book is an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programmes. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as a personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in various educational organizations.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

About the Editors x

Introduction Margaret Preedy Nigel Bennett Christine Wise 1

Part 1 Leadership theories and values 9

1 An overview of the leadership discourses Simon Western 11

2 From successful school leadership towards distributed leadership Lejf Moos 25

3 Leading with moral purpose: the place of ethics Paul T. Begley 38

4 Emotional intelligence, emotional labour and affective leadership Sam Held Judy McKimm 52

Part 2 Strategic leadership and managing change 65

5 Concepts of leadership in organizational change Gill Robinson Hickman 67

6 The nature and dimensions of strategic leadership Brent Davies Barbara J. Davies 83

7 The strategy lenses Gerry Johnson Richard Whittington Kevan Scholes 96

8 The practice of leadership in the messy world of organizations Jean-Louis Denis Ann Langley Linda Rouleau 115

Part 3 Leadership in context 129

9 Reframing the role of organizations in policy implementation: resources for practice, in practice James P. Spillane Louis M. Gomez Leigh Mesler 131

10 Contextualizing leader dynamics: how public service leaders endeavour to build influence Mike Wallace Michael Tomlinson 145

11 Stories of compliance and subversion in a prescriptive policy environment John MacBeath 159

12 Evaluation, accountability, and performance measurement in national education systems: trends, methods, and issues Katherine E. Ryan Irwin Feller 173

13 'Blended leadership': employee perspectives on effective leadership in the UK Further Education sector David Collinson Margaret Collinson 189

14 Leadership for diversity and inclusion Jacky Lumby 201

Part 4 Partnerships and collaboration 213

15 Reconfiguring urban leadership: taking a perspective on community Kathryn A. Riley 215

16 Networks as power bases for school improvement Tessa A. Moore Michael P. Kelly 227

17 Inter-professional work and expertise: new roles at the boundaries of schools Anne Edwards Ingrid Lunt Eleni Stamou 240

18 Approaches to system leadership: lessons learned and policy pointers Beatriz Pont David Hopkins 253

Part 5 Looking to the future 267

19 Leadership, participation and power in the school system Richard Hatcher 269

20 The fourth way Andy Hargreaves Dennis Shirley 283

Index 289

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