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Values for Educational Leadership

Values for Educational Leadership

June 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What are values? Where do our values come from? How do our values make a difference in education?

For educational leaders to achieve distinction in their practice, it is vital to establish clear personal values rather than reacting to the implicit values of others. This engaging book guides readers in considering the values they bring to their task and the values they intend to promote.

Values for Educational Leadership promotes critical thought and constructive analysis about underlying values that involve:

  • Aims and moral purpose in education
  • Individual qualities in educational leadership
  • Vision in education
  • School ethos and culture
  • Schools as an educational communities

Inviting reflection using valuable case studies and work-through activities, this resource is ideal for anyone working toward professional qualifications such as NPQH and is invaluable for educators aspiring to excellence in educational leadership.

1. Values and their place in educational leadership
2. Educational aims and moral purpose
3. The individual leader
4. Vision in education
5. School ethos and culture
6. Community and democracy
7. References
8. Index

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