Subject Leadership and School Improvement

Author: Hugh Busher
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761966203
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Curriculum and subject leadership in schools has recently gained substantial attention from both researchers and policy-makers. The Teacher Training Agency (TTA) has reinforced the importance of subject leadership in school improvement, proposing a new measure of such leadership competence through the creation of national subject leader standards (NPQSL). Subject Leadership and School Improvement reflects critically on the work of subject and curriculum leaders especially in schools in England and Wales, that is, those within the policy framework of The National Curriculum and the Teacher Training Agency. The book debates the functions of subject leaders in primary and secondary schools, using current researc

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education

Author: Mark Brundrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136980105
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The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led and with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership, policy, curriculum, human resources, and accountability. Each book in the series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process, themes and impact. Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell What is the role of leadership in developing strategies that enhance learning outcomes? Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education addresses the interconnected issues of quality and accountability in the education system and provides a coherent framework within which these issues can be analysed. The authors outline the significance of promoting quality in all educational establishments and go on to discuss why quality and accountability have become so essential to the framework of leadership in education, how quality and accountability have been utilised on a national and international scale and what the defining characteristics of these terms are. The book is divided into three sections which explore three linked key aspects: Part I focuses on the concept and nature of quality and accountability and the process of developing a culture of quality; Part II addresses the issues of managing staff and resources, leadership for high-quality teaching and learning and relationships with stakeholders; Part III considers the impact and prospect of quality and accountability, including internal evaluation and external inspection. The book will appeal to educational leaders and managers, advisors and inspectors, and academic researchers. It will also be of particular relevance to Masters and doctoral degree students specialising in school leadership and management.

Understanding School Leadership

Author: Peter Earley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761943716
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Written in a clear and readable style, the book contains an extensive exploration of leadership models and management strategies and is based on the latest research.

Rethinking Educational Leadership

Author: Nigel Bennett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949251
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Focusing on current research and thinking about leadership, a wide range of prominent international contributors present a rare self-critical look at their own assertions and test alternative leadership models against recent research projects.

Developing educational leadership

Author: Lesley Anderson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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`The papers in the book make a very useful and stimulating contribution to the current debate about evidence-informed practice in relation to developing educational leadership' - Journal of In-Service Education `This is a very worthwhile book with, unusually, something for different dispositions. Reading it is like attending a research conference; an activity restricted to a fortunate few. For those who have never attended one, put this on your bookshelf! I would recommend that it takes a prominent place on reading lists for masters courses in educational leadership' - Mervyn Flecknoe, Leeds Metropolitan University Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice (EIPP) has emerged as an important concept. The availability and growing interest in evidence, alongside pressure for improved public services have made it a key component of the government's modernization agenda. It is relevant to all parts of the public sector, to education, and specifically, to educational leadership. Successful educational leadership is regarded as an essential factor in raising educational standards. In this book, the editors have drawn together key figures in the field of EIPP to introduce its role in informing educational leadership, with the aim of improving learning and teaching. The EIPP approach is considered, both for structuring research studies and for the analysis of the data generated. Relevant examples are also provided to inform the current debate. This book is important reading for educational professionals, policy makers, practitioners and students.

Effective Educational Leadership

Author: Nigel Bennett
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This book is an essential for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management resource and for leadership development provision for head teacher induction programs, NPQH and LPSH. It is also suitable for short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

Author: Neil Burton
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN:
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The focus of teacher training is shifting away from specialized subject knowledge and towards the development of transferable skills that can be employed in coordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book examines the management and leadership techniques that trainees and practising teachers need in order to become subject consultants or effective members of a senior management team. With an emphasis on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum management, the book also deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. Drawing on their considerable experience, the authors guide readers through: - establishing a direction - working with resources - leading and motivating colleagues. This book is an essential resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession. Mark Brundrett is a Senior Research Consultant at the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester. Previously, he taught in secondary, middle and primary schools and was a headteacher for five years. He has also taught at several higher education institutions and was Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hull. Neil Burton is currently the MA Education Programme leader at De Montford University, Bedford, where he also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training courses. He has worked in senior positions in primary and secondary schools, advised on primary science and technology in a large Local Educaiton Authority, and taught on MBA and EdD programmes at various universities.

Managing Special and Inclusive Education

Author: Stephen Rayner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607563
Format: PDF, Docs
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'This book is about putting the theory of effective management and leadership into practice in the constantly changing context of meeting the complex needs of children and young people...It is an excellent resource for those who work in, or who aspire to work in, children's services, education or multidisciplinary settings, at managerial or leadership level' - British Journal of Special Education This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. The author examines context, policy and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field. The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts. Written for aspiring and practising school leaders, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.

Poorly Performing Staff in Schools and How to Manage Them

Author: Tessa Atton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113464096X
Format: PDF
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This book will help headteachers, managers and governors diagnose and tackle poor performance where it has arisen and help them to prevent poor performance in the future. The book investigates a whole range of solutions and issues and includes detailed case-studies on: * remedial action * disciplinary action * legal and moral issues * employment law * dismissals and appeals.

Leadership in Education

Author: Clive Dimmock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136729275
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leadership in Education provides an authoritative, critical and insightful review of leadership.