Leading the Sustainable School

Author: Debra Massey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441180982
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When Debra Massey took over as Head of Howe Dell it had a deficit budget, falling numbers on roll, poor SATs results and an ever-delayed new school build. Within a year the school was oversubscribed and attendance significantly improved - and the pupils say it's down to the school's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curriculum. In Leading the Sustainable School, Debra explains how making leadership the right - and responsibility - of every stakeholder, taking a few risks and using common sense can improve school attainment and enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a challenge or initiative, followed by action points to apply to your own setting. From developing a team of leaders, to self-evaluation tools, this book offers practical advice on raising standards in an efficient and sustainable way. The companion website for the book features training tools to use with staff and links to useful websites, making this a complete package for current or aspiring leaders.

Curriculum Construction

Author: Laurie Brady
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1486005152
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Curriculum Construction, 5e introduces and analyses all aspects of curriculum development, interpretation and implementation. The text develops students’ understanding of both the theoretical and practical components of curriculum construction. The theoretical dimension of the text includes coverage of the broad social and political influences on a curriculum; coverage of global contexts, national curriculum initiatives; and a discussion of values in education. The practical section of the text provides teachers, as well as members of the school community, with the knowledge and skills to engage fully in the task of curriculum construction.

The Essentials of School Leadership

Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412902892
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A new edition of this book is available `In conclusion this is an excellent collection of writers and their ideas. It is difficult to think where else such a resource would be available under one cover. An inspiring and valuable book that school leaders should read' - International Journal of Educational Management `The strength of the book lies in its accessibility to both dipping and serious readers; those with a vague interest in the general field of leadership and those who want to identify, pursue or hone a particular leadership style. What the editor does not offer is another book of leadership styles for their own sake, nor does he set one style against another but acknowledges an array of leadership styles to grow leaders of sustainable schools in differing circumstances and environments. A clearly structured, essential text for anyone serious about leadership' - ESCalate `The Essentials of School Leadership contains many of my favourite writers on educational leadership, Brian Caldwell, Brent Davies, Brenda Beatty, Andy Hargreaves, Kenneth Leithwood, Robert Starratt and Linda Lambert. I like to keep fresh by following their thinking, and I wasn't disappointed, finding writing that is insightful and mostly practical' - Professor David Loader, Australian College of Educators `The jewels in the book are the opening and closing chapters by Brent and Barbara Davies on "strategic" leadership, any 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, TES Friday Magazine `Educational reform is entering a new phase. In many educational systems there is a move from 'national prescription', which has produced significant gains in the short term to a focus on 'schools leading reform'. Here the promise is of more sustainable development in the medium term, but this is crucially dependent on the quality of school leadership. In his new book The Essentials of School Leadership, Brent Davies and his collaborators offer us a comprehensive, reflective yet eminently practical review of the approaches to school leadership that underpin the continuing rise in educational standards and the building of professional capacity in our schools' - David Hopkins, Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education and Skills `At the very time when leadership is recognized as the key to sustainable reform, Brent Davies' The Essentials of School Leadership 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 entrpreneurial. A must-have compendium for those grappling with the present and future of school leadership' - Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada A joint publication with Corwin Press and NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Press Examining current themes in educational leadership and considering the dimensions of various types of leadership, this book includes contributions from internationally recognised leading authors on the subject. Each chapter introduces the reader to a main theme or facet of leadership with the book as a whole giving an overview of the key ideas in the field. With a clear introduction by Brent Davies, this book provides a core source book as well as a contemporary introduction to the essentials of educational leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students in the UK, US, Australia and worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Improving School Leadership Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Author: Specialists Schools and Academies Trust
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264033085
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership and to leadership development programmes for system improvement.

Qualities of Effective Teachers

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416604618
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful? In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices. Learn how effective teachers *Prepare to be effective educators. *Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments. *Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction. *Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning. *Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom. This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.

Sustainable Leadership

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429214
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Sustainable Leadership, Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink address one of the most important and often neglected aspects of leadership: sustainability. The authors set out a compelling and original framework of seven principles for sustainable leadership characterized by Depth of learning and real achievement rather than superficially tested performance; Length of impact over the long haul, beyond individual leaders, through effectively managed succession; Breadth of influence, where leadership becomes a distributed responsibility; Justice in ensuring that leadership actions do no harm to and actively benefit students in other schools; Diversity that replaces standardization and alignment with diversity and cohesion; Resourcefulness that conserves and renews leaders' energy and doesn't burn them out; and Conservation that builds on the best of the past to create an even better future. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.

Learning to Lead Together

Author: Janet H. Chrispeels
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266948
Format: PDF
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Changing for Good

Author: Melissa Evans-Andris
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412968682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most beneficial school improvements are the ones that last. This book offers strategies for sustaining improvement by creating a shared vision, distributing leadership, and celebrating gains.

Distributed School Leadership

Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136019588
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tomorrow’s schools will need new forms of leadership. The old hierarchical models of leadership simply do not fit any longer. We need to develop new leaders at all levels of the system if we are serious about sustaining improvement and change. But, how do we go about this? The book focuses on the why, how and what of distributed leadership by offering a practical insight into what it looks like in schools. It argues that our new system leaders are already in schools and that the main challenge is to develop them and maximise their collective capacity to make a difference. Drawing on the ‘Developing Leaders Programme’, which aimed to develop young leaders in schools, it provides practical examples and case-study evidence of distributed leadership in action. The main aims of the book are to: provide a clear account of more widely distributed leadership offer evidence about its positive impact on organisational and individual learning give case-study exemplars and practical illustrations of how it works in practice. The book also considers the leadership of networks and the new forms of partnership schools are engaged in. It looks at how lateral capacity is built and the part distributed leadership plays in generating leadership capacity between schools. It will be of interest to headteachers, aspiring school leaders, teachers and educational professionals.