Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

ISBN-10: 1848601913

ISBN-13: 9781848601918

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Tony Bush

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In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management, and links them to contemporary policy and practice. Leadership continues to be one of the major criteria used to differentiate the models but the author now makes clear links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership.The author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries. This relates to global interest in concepts of leadership and management and to an increasing recognition of the need to customize theory and practice to each context and culture rather that adopting a 'one size fits all' approach.For the fourth edition, the essential conceptual models remain. New case study material has been added from the full range of education and non-school settings, from early years through to further and higher education. Each chapter now includes key words, summary and end of chapter materials including issues for discussion. Key terms are defined in-text for the non-expert reader and all references and relevant key legislation details have been fully updated.This book is essential reading for all teachers who aspire to management, as well as for experienced leaders on Masters' level courses, and for those studying school management as part of education studies degrees.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, and previously held similar posts at the universities of Leicester, Reading and Lincoln. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Preface
The Importance of Leadership and Management for Education
What is educational management?
What is educational leadership?
Distinguishing educational leadership and management
The chronology of educational leadership and management
Decentralization and self-management
The significance of the educational context
Instructional leadership
Conclusion
Models of Educational Leadership and Management
The theory/practice divide
The relevance of theory to good practice
The nature of theory
The characteristics of theory
Diversity in educational leadership and management
Models of educational management: an introduction
Models of educational leadership: an introducation
Formal Models
Central features of formal models
Structural models
Systems models
Bureaucratic models
Rational Models
Hierarchical models
Formal models: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Managerial leadership
The limitations of formal models
Conclusion: are formal models still valid?
Collegial Models
Central features of collegial models
Collegial models in higher education
Collegial models in secondary schools
Collegial models in primary schools
Collegial models: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Transformational leadership
Participative leadership
Distributed leadership
Limitations of collegial models
Conclusion: is collegiality an unattainable ideal?
Political models
Central features of political models
Baldridge's political model
Sources of power in education
Political strategies in education
Political models: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Transactional leadership
The limitations of political models
Conclusion: are political models valid?
Subjective Models
Central features of subjective models
Subjective models and qualitative research
Subjective models: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Postmodern leadership
Emotional leadership
The limitations of subjective models
Conclusion: the importance of the individual
Ambiguity Models
Central features of ambiguity models
The garbage can model
Applying the ambiguity model: Oakfields School
Ambiguity models: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Contingent leadership
The limitations of ambiguity models
Conclusion: ambiguity or rationality?
Cultural Models
What do we mean by culture?
Societal culture
Central features of organizational culture
Developing a learning culture
Organizational culture: goals, structure, environment and leadership
Moral leadership
Limitations of organizational culture
Conclusion: values and action
Conclusion
Comparing the management models
Comparing the leadership models
Applying the models to schools and colleges
Attempts at synthesis
Using theory to improve practice
Author Index
Subject Index
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