Temporarily Out of Stock Online
In this issue, authors who have been involved in developing newstrategies for leadership practice provide perspectives oneducational change and current experience in the United Kingdom,Israel, and the United States. Their personally significant themesdemonstrate that in response to fundamental change, new leadershipcultures are essential to the development of more effectiveschools. For school communities and practitioners these changesbring new responsibilities together with associated opportunitiesfor professional leadership at school level.
Increasingly in education, as in all professional organizations,leaders acknowledge that major distinctions exist between theinadequacies of positional management processes and the clearunderstanding of high-quality interpersonal relationships that arerequired if effective leadership is to flourish in schools.Although the contexts are remarkably diverse, it is evident thatconcepts of leadership distributed among all practitioners on anearned basis rather than limited to and based on positional statusare pivotal to the development of shared leadership practicethrough mutually valued interactive processes.
It is hoped that these international perspectives will enhanceunderstanding of the positive realities of earned leadershipprocesses and contribute to a clarifying dialogue along theprofessional highway toward more effective schools.
This is the 9th issue of the quarterly journal New Directionsfor School Leadership.
About the Author
Table of Contents1. Leader and follower relationships: Emerging perceptions aboutthe conceptual nature of followership in education(VivianWilliams)2. Looking back from the front: Practical reflections onleadership(David Johnson)3. Collaborative leadership and partnership management(William J.Casile, Reeny D. Davison)4. The ambiguity of moral leadership in Catholic schools(JamesArthur)5. Leadership beyond the curriculum: The role of the schoolcommunity in character education(James E. Antis)6. School leadership in a reformed educational environment(GrahamDeeks)7. The emerging role of school leadership in Israel: From externalto internal locus of control(Ami Volansky, Avi Habinski)