Passionate Leadership in Education

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Overview

In this book, internationally recognized writers on leadership explore what makes leaders passionate about their role and their schools.

The contributors show that leadership must move on from the realm of a role or job towards an energy and commitment for enhancing children's learning and children's lives. They maintain that passion must be the driving force that moves vision into action, through a range of chapters from internationally known contributors Brent Davies, Tim Brighouse, Geoff Southworth, Chris Day, John Mac Beath, Andy Hargreaves, Dean Fink, John Novak, Brain Caldwell, Alan Flintham, and Kenneth Leithwood. What sustains and drives leaders to achieve in a changing and challenging educational environment? What maintains their passion for education and children's achievement? This book seeks to answer these questions.

The book is essential for all students in leadership programs and educational professionals looking to achieve self and organizational improvement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412948623
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.

Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CORE IDEAS ABOUT PASSIONATE TEACHERS, LEADERS AND SCHOOL
The Passionate Teacher and the Passionate Leader in the Passionate School - Tim Brighouse
PART TWO: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP
Inviting Passionate Educational Leadership - John Novak
Reservoirs of Hope - Sustaining Passion in Leadership - Alan Flintham
PART THREE: RESEARCH ON PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP
Successful Leadership: an Intelligent Passion - Chris Day
Passionate Leadership in Action - Brent Davies
PART FOUR: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Not So Much a Passion More a Way of Life - John Mac Beath
Passionate Leadership as Sustainable Leadership - Andy Hargreaves
PART FIVE: BUILDING A MODEL OF PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP
Passionate Work: Towards a Natural History of Headship - Geoff Southworth
Enchanted Leadership - Brian Caldwell

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