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The Practices of School Middle Leadership

Leading Professional Learning

Authors: Grootenboer, Peter

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  • Addresses the gap between the role and practices of middle leaders as key to quality education
    Offers a timely contribution that focuses on understudied areas of middle leadership
    Uses practice theory to analyse middle leadership as a practice

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This book uses practice theory to examine the role of ‘middle-leadership’. In particular, it investigates the practices of ‘leading in the middle’ in the cultural-discursive, material-economic, and social-political domains – i.e., the sayings, doings and relatings of middle leading. This perspective acknowledges the ecological arrangement of leading practices in schools, and the necessity of considering the unavoidable reality of the site. The analysis is used to promote the need to view leading in the middle as a form of praxis – a morally and ethically informed practice that requires thoughtful decision-making and action in situations where the outcomes are not always clear. This book focuses on the practice of leading for those in ‘middle management’ positions in primary and secondary schools, such as those responsible for curriculum leadership, including senior teachers, assistant principals, and curriculum leaders. In their positions that bridge ‘management’ and ‘the classroom’ they are significant leaders in promoting and sustaining effective pedagogy for good learning outcomes, and they have to continue to provide high-quality teaching in their own classrooms, while simultaneously being a mentor, coach, supporter and evaluator for their colleagues.

About the authors

Peter Grootenboer was a school teacher and leader for 12 years before moving into the tertiary sector. He received the national Jim Campbell Award for teaching excellence. He is now a Professor of Education at Griffith University and the Deputy Director of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. His research interests include mathematics education, educational leadership, practice/praxis theory, and action research.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Practices of School Middle Leadership
Book Subtitle
Leading Professional Learning
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0768-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0768-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0766-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4494-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 196
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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