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Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

First Edition
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January 2003 | 310 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management and leadership development for head teacher induction programs. It is also suitable for use on short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

This book is part of the three-volume series, Leading and Managing for Effective Education. The series provides high quality readings on key contemporary issues including:

  • Leadership, values and contextual influences
  • Leadership preparation
  • Strategy and managing change
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Improvement and accountability
  • Leading and managing people and teams

Margaret Preedy, Ron Glatter and Christine Wise
Strategic Leadership Challenges
Kenneth Leithwood, Doris Jantzi and Rosanne Steinback
Future Schools and Leaders' Values
Benjamin Levin
Conceptualizing Educational Reform
Ron Glatter
Governance, Autonomy and Accountability in Education
Mike Bottery
Uses and Abuses of Quality
The Need for a Civic Version

Clive Dimmock and Allan Walker
Developing Comparative and International Educational Leadership and Management
A Cross-Cultural Model

Louise Stoll
School Culture and Improvement
David Hargreaves
Helping Practitioners Explore Their School's Culture
Nick Foskett
Strategy, External Relations and Marketing
Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes
Understanding Strategy Development
Brent Davies and Linda Ellison
Strategic Analysis
Obtaining the Data and Building a Strategic View

Michael Fullan
Planning, Doing and Coping with Change
Agnes McMahon
Fair Furlong Primary School
Five Years On

Tim Simkins
Reform, Accountability and Strategic Choice in Education
Peter Mortimore and John MacBeath
Schools Effectiveness and Improvement
The Story So Far

Janet Ouston
School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Critique of a Movement

Paul Martinez
Effectiveness and Improvement
School and College Research Compared

John MacBeath with Michael Schratz, Denis Meuret and Lars Jakobsen
Self-Evaluation in European Schools
Case Examples


`Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement contains essays that will be invaluable to those seeking succinct guides to the subtle elements of school improvement' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement

'Severely practical, in that they are directed towards practitioners who are serious about their careers and are seeking structured professional development, yet grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, these 'readers' or collections of articles, represent excellent value-for-money and can be recommended to those who with to have an authoritative source from which to update their knowledge in a particular filed yet have not the time to cover the complete corpus of core literature.' - Educational Research

The editors have managed to balance powerful authors in an impressive survey of current thinking about education.

School Leadership & Management, February 2004

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