Leading and Managing People in Education
- Tony Bush - University of Nottingham, UK
- David Middlewood - University of Warwick, UK
- Professor Raj Mestry, University of Johannesburg
The Third Edition of this successful and respected book covers leadership and management of people at all levels in educational organisations. It contains up-to-date research and literature, covering the entire spectrum of educational institutions.
This new and revised edition:
- deals with issues such as succession planning, leadership development and diversity
- has an enhanced focus on international trends, examples and research
- acknowledges the changing English context, including the shift to system leadership, academies and free schools
- covers changes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, researchers and academics; candidates on professional leadership qualifications; middle and senior managers, and aspiring leaders in schools and colleges.
Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
David Middlewood is a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick.
I acquired this text with the intention of suggesting it to a group of undergraduate students undertaking Supervision training with health and counselling professionals working within a context of education. The intention was that it would offer the students information about coaching with members of this group that often happens as part of the supervision process.
The text offers a great deal of information about the management and leadership of educational professionals and so it did not quite satisfy the brief I had for it. However as I am also involved with the education of other teachers it fitted neatly into a requirement we have for a text to inform our PGCE level teachers about leadership and management within their context.
The authors are clearly subject specialists and offer a compelling and meaty text that will meet the needs of the educator at undergraduate and I think postgraduate (level 7, masters).
This book is used by the teacher leading the course to support her practice
An excellent theory book, which identifies the key principles of leadership and management.
excellent links to literature and research.
the links made to practice allow the reader to draw comparisons to roles within leadership
A useful review of key issues at a time when government is placing increasing emphasis on leadership in education.
Useful for those new to management in the sector. This details effective strategies and helpful/useful advice to be effective in leading a team.
This book is written in a very readable style.It explores the differing nature fo leadership and mangement models.It offers many perspectives from both the British educational system and other countries systems.It is a useful book for those trainees that find themselves in a managment role and wish to deeepen theri understanding of mangement systems and practices.
As a third edition, the coaching and mentoring section was still in need of further refining. There is much more separation between coaching and mentoring and this text does not fully differentiate between the two.
Excellent easy to follow book with case studies and good reflection opportunities.
A very useful book for any student studying leadership and management within education.
An up to date book specifically generated for leading and managing people in education; this is particularly useful as books tend to be generic to business. Useful sub headings.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: The context for leadership and management