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Principles of Educational Leadership & Management
This new edition brings together leading authorities from across the globe to provide a truly international perspective into educational leadership and management in school and post-school sectors. Covering both developed and developing countries, it is underpinned by a substantially updated analysis of theory, research, policy and practice.
Key topics include:
- How leadership and management differ in education
- An overview of key models of educational leadership
- The relationship between leadership capabilities and enhanced student outcomes
- Leading for diversity and inclusion and the policy and practice challenges that follow leadership for social justice
This is essential reading for anyone taking courses in educational leadership and management at postgraduate level, or as professional development, and for current and aspiring educational leaders seeking to enhance their practice.
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This book is essential reading for all educational leaders. It provides academic research in a style that is accessible for leaders across all levels of education. This book is extremely well structured, covering a wide range of topics which enable educators to meet the challenges of leading in the 21st Century. -- Martin Bassett Amazingly, it is over a quarter of a century since the first edition of The Principles of Educational Leadership and Management was first published. The latest edition, the third, is very different from its predecessors and reflects how far the field has developed over that time period. The 20 chapters in this edited collection are from specialists and leading authorities and offer the reader, in a most helpful and insightful way, a truly international perspective. The contributions cover a variety of key topics in educational contexts, in both developed and developing countries. In sum, leadership and management theory, research, policy and practice are all addressed and research-based insights offered from both school and post-school contexts in a diverse and ever-changing education landscape. A most useful addition to your library! -- Peter Earley This book provides educational leaders and those interested in educational leadership with a very useful synthesis of current theory informing leadership practice. The different chapters offer a variety of perspectives on relevant topics such as the purpose and nature of leadership, approaches to leadership practice and the importance of context. -- Associate Professor Kate Thornton This book brings together an insightful collection of papers by key authors in the education field. They offer interesting challenges to existing concepts as well as new thought-provoking ideas on issues such as ethics and culture. Recognising the ever more complex environment that our education sector is operating in, and the global and political influences at play, this book is a must for academics, practitioners and students who want to refresh their leadership learning in the context of today's education sector. -- Carol Steed This is an engaging text which, drawing material from a range of disciplines, robustly tackles a number of the prevailing issues within the contemporary educational environment. As such this text has the potential to offer value to practitioners, researchers, students and academic staff. -- Hazel Beadle * University of Chichester *