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Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Fifth Edition

July 2020 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This fifth edition of Tony Bush’s bestselling text explores the links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership, and their application to policy and practice globally across varied educational contexts.

This fully updated new edition is informed by an enhanced global perspective and expanded coverage of important contemporary issues including teacher leadership, professional learning communities, transformational leadership, instructional leadership and a critical assessment of distributed leadership.

This is essential reading for all teachers who aspire to management, as well as for experienced leaders on Masters’ level courses, and for those studying school management as part of education degrees.

Chapter 1: The Importance of Leadership and Management for Education
Chapter 2: Models of Educational Leadership and Management
Chapter 3: Formal Models
Chapter 4: Collegial Models
Chapter 5: Political Models
Chapter 6: Subjective Models
Chapter 7: Ambiguity Models
Chapter 8: Cultural Models
Chapter 9: Conclusion

Theories of Educational Management and Leadership presents a range of conceptual frameworks and educational management models and practices to education managers, practitioners, and scholars. The book takes into consideration different contexts and cultures rather than imposing one particular approach or model to fill in the gap between theory and practice in educational management. The volume prompts its readers to compare and contrast a range of educational leadership models and to decide which apply to various contexts. This book will be of value to academics and practitioners in the field of educational management, as it rigorously supports the explanation of educational management models with authentic examples from across the world and with evidence from current studies carried out in the education field.

Arzu Akkaya

The course has been revalidated and is no longer running as is.

Mrs Nikki Schofield
Nursing, University of Derby Radiography
December 21, 2023

This book is easy to read - explain difficult terminology well. A must have for students learning leadership and management theories.

Mrs Emma Whittam
Dept of Health & Social Development, Burnley College
November 21, 2021

Clear and concise. Easy to read and follow

Miss Louise Hannan
University Centre, Bridgwater & Taunton College
September 8, 2020

A useful and relevant text which provides a clear application of theory in the context of leadership practice. The chapters on organisational culture were particularly useful

Mrs Julie Kent
School of Education (Clifton), Nottingham Trent University
April 16, 2021

Good basic overview of main L&M models

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher
August 17, 2020

This edition clearly sets out the different models of educational leadership and management in an appropriate style. This makes this book an accessible text for all levels of learners interested in different theoretical approaches to understanding and applying practice in Education.

Mrs Gabrielle Morley
School of Education, University Centre Blackburn
December 15, 2020
  • Chapter 4: New sections on ‘Professional learning communities’, ‘allocative distribution’, ‘critiques of distributed leadership’ and ‘teacher leadership’
  • Chapter 5: New section ‘transformational leadership’
  • Chapter 8: New sections on ‘spiritual leadership’ and ‘linking moral and managerial leadership’
  • Chapter 9: New section on 'teacher leadership'

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