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Developing Successful Leadership

Davies, Brent, Brundrett, Mark (Eds.)

2010, XVI, 165p.

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  • International coverage of leadership in education
  • The text brings together leading scholars from around the world
  • Key points on developing educational leaders drawn from international research
Research has shown that school leadership is second only to classroom teaching in its effect on pupil learning. As the demands on management teams become ever more complex, this volume offers a fresh and expansive view on the challenges to be met in developing a leadership career. With contributions from some of the most accomplished commentators on school leadership and management from around the world, this book moves away from the simple ‘how to’ of becoming a principal, focusing instead on the wider issues of becoming a successful leader. The central aim has been to assemble powerful statements from international authorities that encapsulate leading-edge thinking on a group of interconnected themes based on the notion of developing successful leadership in, and beyond, schools. In so doing the text examines strategies for existing leaders developing their full capacity as well as enhancing the skills of those new to, or aspiring to, a leadership role. The chapters contributed by a carefully selected group of leading educationalists present insights on a number of central themes, including: • Developing new skill sets in leadership • The ethical and moral dimensions of leading an organisation • Leadership for instructional and pedagogical success • Developing leadership capacity and capability through strategic activity Rather than taking a technical approach of how to undertake the managerial or administrative tasks, the authors seek instead to develop critical leadership perspectives and skills, with chapters on vitally important topics such as strategies for maximizing the potential of the leadership team as a whole. They draw not only upon the literature in the field of educational leadership but also a wider literature in the field of business and management. This diversity of perspective ensures this book’s appeal to a broad international readership.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Diversity - Educational Leadership - classroom teaching - educational administration - ethical and moral dimensio - leadership career - leadership development - learning - management - principal - pupil learning - school leadership - schools - strategies - succesful leader

Related subjects » Education & Language

Table of contents 

1 Introduction Brent Davies and Mark Brundrett Section one 2 Developing a strategic leadership perspective Brent Davies& Barbara Davies 3 Developing ethical leadership Jerry Starratt Section two 4 Developing leadership for learning Dean Fink 5 Developing Instructional leadership Philip Hallinger 6 Developing leadership to improve student outcomes Ken Leithwood & Linda Massey Section three 7 Developing your leadership team Mark Brundrett 8 Developing entrepreneurial leadership Guilbert Hentschke 9 Developing as a system leader Rob Higham & David Hopkins Section four 10 Developing leadership capital Brian Caldwell 11 Developing leadership development Geoff Southworth 12 Developing Inner Leadership David Loader

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