Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

by Neil Burton, Mark Brundrett
     
 

This work examines the theoretical and practical underpinnings of distributed leadership in primary schools and addresses problems of this new conception of school leadership. The book overviews key components of middle leadership, then discusses the role of the middle leader in managing for change in schools and looks at staff training for leadership. A final chapter… See more details below

Overview

This work examines the theoretical and practical underpinnings of distributed leadership in primary schools and addresses problems of this new conception of school leadership. The book overviews key components of middle leadership, then discusses the role of the middle leader in managing for change in schools and looks at staff training for leadership. A final chapter reviews school-based research for evidence-based decision-making. Author information is not given. The book is distributed by Sage Publications. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412902526
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Burton is Partnership Manager and Associate Tutor of education masters courses with the University of Leicester, having worked in teacher education for several universities for the past 20 years. He is a member of the editorial board of Education 3-13 and is a recent past Chair of the Association for the Study of Primary Education. In addition to working with several school-based initial teacher training providers, he also teaches children (6-18 years-old) in schools on a regular basis for the joy of it.

Professor Mark Brundrett is Professor of Educational Research and Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Services at Liverpool John Moores University (CERES).

Table of Contents

Sect. AAn overview of the components1
1Introduction : in search of subject leadership2
2The effective classroom practitioner15
3From subject to curriculum30
Sect. BEstablishing a direction45
4Leadership, management and the middle leader46
5Middle leaders managing change58
6Monitoring and evaluating progress73
7Accountability and the middle leader84
Sect. CWorking with resources101
8Identifying and organizing learning resources102
9Budgeting for the cost of learning resources118
Sect. DLeading and motivating colleagues and pupils133
10Human resources : leading and managing to improve performance134
11Curriculum leadership155
12Classroom and school-based research for evidence-based decision-making173

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