Understanding School Leadership

Understanding School Leadership

by Peter Earley, Dick Weindling
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761943714

ISBN-13: 9780761943716

Pub. Date: 10/18/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Earley (education management, U. of London) and Weindling, both formerly with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), have been conducting research on school leadership in the UK for two decades. They combine findings from several of their studies, including a longitudinal project begun in 1982-1985 with in- depth research on the first years of

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Earley (education management, U. of London) and Weindling, both formerly with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), have been conducting research on school leadership in the UK for two decades. They combine findings from several of their studies, including a longitudinal project begun in 1982-1985 with in- depth research on the first years of headship, which led to subsequent resurveying of participants in 1989, 1995, and 2003. The authors examine the changing role and nature of headship at both the primary and secondary levels; the concept of distributed, or shared, leadership for school improvement; and the future role of headteachers as seen within a context of recruitment and retention problems, and stress and burnout. Distributed by Sage Publications. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761943716
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/18/2004
Series:
Published in association with the British Educational Leadership and Management Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THE CHANGING ROLE AND NATURE OF HEADSHIP
A Changing Discourse
From Management to Leadership
Stages of Headship
Who Becomes a Head and How Long Do They Stay?
The Changing Appeal and Reality of Headship
Outstanding Leaders
School Leadership in Action - A Case Study
Accountability and Ethically Responsible School Leadership
Images of Leadership
PART TWO: DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Leadership Teams and SMTs - Three Research Projects
The Heart of the School? Middle Leaders
Governing Bodies and Leadership
Governing Bodies and School Improvement
Effective Schools and Improvement Strategies
Developing Leaders and Leadership Capacity

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