Essentials of School Leadership

ISBN-10: 1847875661

ISBN-13: 9781847875662

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Brent Davies
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Description: `At the very time when leadership is recognized as the key to sustainable reform, [this book] is right on the mark. This is a comprehensive, powerful treatment of all core elements of new leadership from the ethical to the political, from the emotional to the entrepreneurial. A must-have compendium for those grappling with the present and future of school leadership' Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto; and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario `The jewels in the book are the opening and closing chapters by Brent and Barbara Davies on "strategic" leadership, and by Andy Hargreaves on "sustainability" leadership. The book is worth buying for those alone, and for Geoff Southworth's reflective, practical piece on "learning-centred" leadership. This is one for the staffroom library' Tim Brighouse recently Chief Adviser for London Schools and formerly Chief Education Officer for Birmingham Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.  Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.

Introduction: The Essentials Of School Leadership
Strategic and Transformational Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Ethical and Moral Leadership
Invitational Leadership
Ethical Leadership
Learning and Leadership in Interrelationships
Learning-Centered Leadership
Constructivist Leadership
Leadership Skills and Abilities
Poetical and Political Leadership
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Developing and Sustaining Leaders
Leadership Development in Schools
Sustainable Leadership
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