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Managing Effective Relationships in Education

Managing Effective Relationships in Education

April 2012 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Combining a theoretical and a practical approach, this book provides a guide to educational administration, management, and leadership across sectors. The author focuses on two particular topics: organizational learning and dilemma management. More specifically, the author looks at how to bring about productive relationships in order to solve complex problems, showing how effectiveness is enhanced when complex problems are resolved collaboratively and trustingly. This book will stimulate and support practicing and aspiring educational leaders at all levels and in all types of educational organizations.

Concepts of Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
The Leadership of Teaching and Learning
Organisational Learning in a Learning Organisation
Managing Dilemmas through Productive Dialogue
Managing and Developing Professional Performance
Managing Decision-Making Collaboratively
Productive Teamwork
Strategic Leadership and Management

'This is an important book and essential reading for all leaders in education. It skilfully weaves together theory and practice and presents a demanding curriculum for leadership learning. Drawing on her own extensive work as an educational professional and leading academic, Carol Cardno expertly shows how effectiveness can be enhanced when complex problems are openly, collaboratively and trustingly resolved. This book offers a refreshing insight into the complexities of being a leader and exercising effective leadership in modernised organisations' -

Professor Tanya Fitzgerald, La Trobe University, Melbourne

'Arguing that theory is demanding, but essential, in resolving the most complex of problems, the author writes an essential book for all leaders in education...An englightening and empowering read, well worth the effort'
-Martine Horvath, Early Years Eductor

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