Distributed School Leadership: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders / Edition 1

Distributed School Leadership: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders / Edition 1

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Distributed School Leadership: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders / Edition 1

Tomorrow's schools will need new forms of leadership. The old hierarchical models of leadership simply do not fit any longer. We need to develop new leaders at all levels of the system if we are serious about sustaining improvement and change. But, how do we go about this?

The book focuses on the why, how and what of distributed leadership by offering a practical insight into what it looks like in schools. It argues that our new system leaders are already in schools and that the main challenge is to develop them and maximise their collective capacity to make a difference. Drawing on the 'Developing Leaders Programme', which aimed to develop young leaders in schools, it provides practical examples and case-study evidence of distributed leadership in action. The main aims of the book are to:

  • provide a clear account of more widely distributed leadership
  • offer evidence about its positive impact on organisational and individual learning
  • give case-study exemplars and practical illustrations of how it works in practice.

The book also considers the leadership of networks and the new forms of partnership schools are engaged in. It looks at how lateral capacity is built and the part distributed leadership plays in generating leadership capacity between schools. It will be of interest to headteachers, aspiring school leaders, teachers and educational professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415419581
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/13/2008
Series: Leading School Transformation Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Acknowledgement xi

Foreword xiii

1 Leadership in a changing world 1

2 Leadership in crisis 16

3 Distributed leadership 28

4 Distributed leadership: the theory 36

5 Distributed leadership: the evidence 42

6 Distributed leadership in context 55

7 Distributed leadership practice: within schools 66

8 Distributed leadership practice: between and outside schools 101

9 Distributed leadership and knowledge creation 115

10 Future leadership 139

References 159

Index 171

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