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Leading Professional Practice in Education



November 2012 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by leading academics, this volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organizational improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies, and case examples of effective practice.

Divided into three parts, the book covers:

  • Leading learning and learner leadership, including the relationship between leadership and student learning, international research and notions of student voice
  • Change processes, considering distributed leadership, resources to support learning, and the links between accountability and organizational improvement
  • Leading professional development for educational contexts including: concepts of professional identities; formal, informal and alternative forms of professional learning and development; and professional communities of practice

Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for graduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.


Margaret Preedy
Introduction
 
PART ONE: LEADING LEARNERS AND LEARNER LEADERSHIP
Pete Bradshaw
Introduction
Sue Swaffield and John MacBeath
Leadership for Learning
Kenneth Leithwood
Leadership and Student Learning: What Works and How
Alma Harris
Teacher Leadership and Organisational Development
Viviane M. J. Robinson, Claire A. Lloyd and Kenneth J. Rowe
The Impact of Leadership on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Differential Effects of Leadership Types
Pamela R. Hallam et al
Trust and Educational Leadership: Comparing the Development and Role of Trust between U S and Ugandan School Administrators
Pat Thomson
Coming to Terms with 'Voice'
Mark Priestley
Schools, Teachers and Curriculum Change: A Balancing Act?
 
PART TWO: WORKING AS A CHANGE AGENT
Margaret Preedy
Introduction
Michael Fullan
Educational Change: Implementation and Continuation
Linda Darling-Hammond
Teaching and the Change Wars: The Professionalism Hypothesis
Jorunn Møller
School Leadership in an Age of Accountability: Tensions between Managerial and Professional Accountability
Helen S. Timperley
Distributing Leadership to Improve Outcomes for Students
Raymond Caldwell
Change from the Middle? Exploring Middle Manager Strategic and Sense-Making Agency in Public Services
Rosalind Levacic
Managing Resources to Support Learning
 
PART THREE: LEADING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Marion Cartwright
Introduction
Jacky Lumby and Fenwick English
From Simplicism to Complexity in Leadership Identity and Preparation: Exploring the Lineage and Dark Secrets
Victoria J. Marsick, Karen E. Watkins, and Barbara Lovin
Revisiting Informal and Incidental Learning as a Vehicle for Professional Learning and Development
Louise Stoll
Leading Professional Learning Communities
Tony Bush
Leadership Development
Bruce G. Barnett and Gary R. O'Mahony
Mentoring and Coaching Programmes for the Professional Development of School Leaders
Marion Cartwright
Myriad Professional Identities: The Challenge for Leading Professional Development in the Further Education Context?
Margaret Preedy
Conclusion
 
Index

Very good book and excelelnt for my students to develop deeper thinking

Mrs Donna O'Connor
EYCYP, NWRC Strabane Campus
November 20, 2012

This is a detailed book exploring leadership in educational contexts. The impact of different styles of leadership is explored as well as issues linked to implementing change in educational contexts.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
November 7, 2012
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