Researching Educational Leadership and Management
Methods and Approaches
- Mark Brundrett - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- Christopher Rhodes - University of Birmingham, UK
December 2013 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results.
Students using the book are supported by features such as:
- key learning objectives in each chapter
- examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures
- explanation of key terms and questions
- further reading and key web links for each chapter.
This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.
PART ONE: PREPARING TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Introduction: Key Issues in Research on Educational Leadership
Theories of Educational Research
Ensuring Reliability, Validity or 'Trustworthiness' in Research
Reviewing Existing Ideas to Develop a Conceptual Framework
PART TWO: DESIGNING AND USING RESEARCH TOOLS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH
Developing a Sample
Interviews and Focus Groups
Action Research and Practitioner Inquiry
PART THREE: ANALYSING DATA AND REPORTING THE FINDINGS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Qualitative Data
The Uses of Leadership Research
Conclusions: Writing Reports and Making Sense of Outcomes
Recommended reading for those who are in manegerial positions in the setting. this gives a valued viewpoint that enables students to devleop their own practice and provide a critical voice in their text.
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Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Two: Theories of Educational Research