Released on 2003-01-14Categories Education

Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

Author: Margaret Preedy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761940588

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 841

This book is an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management and leadership development for head teacher induction programs. It is also suitable for use on short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Released on 2018-10-08Categories Social Science

Strategic Leadership: Realizing Student Aspiration Outcomes

Strategic Leadership: Realizing Student Aspiration Outcomes

Author: Inas Zulkipli Ph.D.

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543747799

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 681

Strategic leadership is considered alienated to the education administrators’ fraternity. The scholars of education were unaware of this knowledge because education stood by itself. The dynamic globalization changed the world in almost everything, including education. This dynamic and fast-changing environment almost shocked the education fraternity. Instantaneously, they felt left out and lacking of effective and dynamic strategies to cope up with the swift change. Therefore, the new and contemporary educational strategic leadership knowledge content of this book is able to contribute to the endeavors of future educational leaders. Our precious book is definitely invaluable to educational leaders and educational managers all over the world. As for postgraduate students in educational leadership, this book might be useful for you as well.
Released on 2012-01-01Categories Education

School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times

School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times

Author: Scott Eacott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460916571

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 726

This book is dedicated to an analysis and synthesis of research on strategy and school leadership, with the ultimate goal of suggesting a new research programme. Each chapter takes up this challenge through different means, resulting in an overview of the construct of strategy within the practice of school leadership. It is hoped that each of these chapters encourages students, practitioners and scholars to continue to investigate this important topic and to undertake the methodological challenges set out to advance our understanding of strategy and school leadership in managerialist times. Despite maintain a primarily scholarly focus – as such a focus is exceedingly important for the advancement of any domain of inquiry – it is also recognised that many of the ideas discussed have profound practical significance for schools and those who lead and manage them. The arguments in this book, particularly those in the latter chapters seek to expand the horizons of scholarship and understanding on the topic of strategy and school leadership. Although this should not be interpreted as a prescriptive call for how further inquiry should be undertaken, it is but one voice in the conversation. The reviews, studies, analysis and proposed research programme of this book argue that the strategies of school leaders are of considerable theoretical and practical importance to schools, the governance of schooling and the behaviour and performance of schools. While this book offers a blueprint for further inquiry, it remains for the reader to accept the challenge. Doing so will enable important new insights into strategy and school leadership.
Released on 2020-12Categories Educational leadership

The Strategy Playbook for Educational Leaders

The Strategy Playbook for Educational Leaders

Author: Isobel Stevenson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367331705

Category: Educational leadership

Page: 128

View: 262

This how-to resource provides leaders with a concrete framework for a strategic improvement plan, helping educators link the "principles" to "processes" of planning. Packed with key takeaways and additional resources, this book provides the concrete tools to design a strong strategy for improvement and enables educational leaders to think constructively about why we plan, what an effective strategic plan should contain, and how to create meaningful dialogue to support plan development, implementation, and monitoring for continuous improvement. The Strategy Playbook for Educational Leaders provides superintendents, central office staff, principals, and teacher leaders with the opportunity to reframe the process of their strategic planning and breathe new life into the activity.
Released on 2000-05-31Categories Education

Leadership and Strategic Management in Education

Leadership and Strategic Management in Education

Author: Tony Bush

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857022271

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 548

`This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study' - Mentoring and Tutoring `The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational Research Leadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today. This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution. It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities. The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.
Released on 2006-03-01Categories Education

Improving Urban Schools: Leadership And Collaboration

Improving Urban Schools: Leadership And Collaboration

Author: Ainscow, Mel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219117

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 546

Drawing on research evidence, Improving Urban Schools addresses the question of how primary and secondary urban schools can be improved in a more inclusive way. The authors argue that urban schools and their communities have within them expertise that tends to be overlooked, and latent creativity that should be mobilised to move thinking and progress forward. They show that new approaches to leadership, various forms of collaborative school-to-school partnerships, and major changes in national policy development are needed to make use of this untapped energy.
Released on 2006-08-05Categories Education

Professional Development for Leaders and Managers of Self-Governing Schools

Professional Development for Leaders and Managers of Self-Governing Schools

Author: David Gamage

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402049293

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 589

The global trend toward self-governing schools (SGS) liberates school heads from bureaucratic shackles, making them leaders in their own right. The many challenges posed by the SGS model make it imperative that school leaders pursue professional development in leadership and management. This book draws on the author’s 34 years of experience in guiding, educating and training school leaders to offer a cutting edge prescription for professional development in school leadership.
Released on 2012-03-19Categories Education

Managing Effective Relationships in Education

Managing Effective Relationships in Education

Author: Carol Cardno

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258552

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 444

'This is an important book and essential reading for all leaders in education. Carol Cardno expertly shows how effectiveness can be enhanced when complex problems are openly, collaboratively and trustingly resolved. This book offers a refreshing insight into the complexities of being a leader and exercising effective leadership in modernised organisations' -Professor Tanya Fitzgerald, La Trobe University, Melbourne Combining a theoretical and a practical approach, this book provides a guide to educational administration, management and leadership across sectors. The author focuses on two particular topics: organisational learning and dilemma management. More specifically, the author looks at how to bring about productive relationships in order to solve complex problems. By drawing attention to particular sets of theory and practice, Cardno presents seminal and recent research that can be applied to practice in an original way. The author demonstrates that effectiveness is enhanced when complex problems are resolved collaboratively and trustingly. Productive relationships are shown to rely on openness and dialogue. This book will stimulate and support practising and aspiring educational leaders at all levels and in all types of educational organisations. Students, practitioners and researchers in the early childhood, school and tertiary sectors will find this book to be indispensable. Dr Carol Cardno is Professor of Educational Management and until recently was Head of the School of Education at Unitec Institute of Technology. She has held several school management positions and was principal of Waitakere College before establishing an Educational Management Centre at Unitec in 1991.
Released on 2020-01-28Categories Psychology

Leadership for Educational Psychologists

Leadership for Educational Psychologists

Author: Julia Hardy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119628606

Category: Psychology

Page: 235

View: 693

Written by and for educational psychologists, this valuable text includes reflections and practical support that will equip professionals to confidently handle the challenges inherent to leadership in the field for decades to come. The book: Meets a need to support new and existing educational psychologists (EPs) in understanding a range of leadership models Provides useful frameworks to apply to the Local Authority contexts where leaders are working Offers chapters that can be read independently as stand-alone topics or in sequential order Is derived from decades of courses for leaders of educational psychology Written by experienced educational psychologists (EPs) for other EPs in leadership positions and those aspiring to become leaders, this unique and practical book addresses a number of themes including the debate over the nature of leadership and the growing concern for equity and ethics in practice. It emphasises the importance of building and maintaining relationships at all levels, especially during challenging times. Leadership for Educational Psychologists: Principles & Practicalities offers chapters covering such topics as: managing educational psychology services (EPSs); past and present leadership frameworks; ethical leadership; change management; women in leadership; inspirational and outward-facing leadership; educational psychology within a Welsh context; appreciative enquiry; recruitment and retention; managing data and quality standards; selling educational psychology services; and more. The book finishes with a section on available support mechanisms for EPs in leadership positions. Leadership for Educational Psychologists will be of great benefit to educational psychologists in leadership, including existing principal and senior educational psychologists, as well as those planning to move into promoted posts within EPSs. It will also be of interest to policymakers in local government, public sector leaders who manage professionals within local authorities, and voluntary and community organisations.
Released on 2004Categories Business & Economics

Leadership in Organizations

Leadership in Organizations

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415310334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 809

Includes contributions from some of the most distinctive leaders in the field, this volume outlines agendas for leadership and development, offering readers innovative ideas about what constitutes leadership.