Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement
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Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement by Alma Harris
Book DescriptionWhat form of leadership promotes school improvement? How do schools build leadership capacity? How do schools sustain improvement in changing times? This book offers a new perspective on the relationship between leadership and school improvement. It emphasises the importance of maximising the leadership capabilities of all those within the organization, and offers guidance about the way in which this is achieved. Whilst drawing upon the latest research evidence concerning schools improvement, it is intended to be a practical guide to building leadership capacity and is written primarily for those working in schools. Through case study illustrations, Alma Harris and Linda Lambert demonstrate how leadership capacity can be built in schools in very different contexts. Practical material is provided to assist schools in generating the internal capacity for change and development. The central message of this book is one of investing in leadership at all levels within the organization to maintain and sustain school improvement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335211784
(77mm x 49mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alma Harris
Uplifting Leadership, Hardback (June 2014)
What does it take to do more with less? How can you do better than before, or better than others? How do you turn losses into wins, or near-bankruptcy into strong profitability, or abject failure into stellar success? The power of uplift enables any organization to do more with less, beat the competition, and perform better than ever.
Distributed Leadership Matters, Paperback (January 2014)
This book explores the practical application of distributed school leadership, combining theory and practice to demonstrate how this approach can result in better learner outcomes.
Leading School Turnaround, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Alma Harris
A recent study estimates that the number of schools who miss the AYP mark will more than double to 5,000 schools in 2009-2010.
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Author Biography - Alma Harris
Alma Harris is Professor of School Leadership and Director of the Leadership, Policy and Improvement Unit at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She has published extensively on the theme of leadership and school improvement and her latest books include: Effective Leadership for School Improvement (2003) Routledge/Falmer; School Improvement: What's in it for Schools? (2002) Routledge/Falmer. Leading the Improving Department (2002) David Fulton. Her most recent research work has focused upon effective leadership in schools facing challenging circumstances and the relationship between teacher leadership and school improvement. She is currently working with the DfES, National College for School Leadership, General Teaching Council and NUT in a research and development capacity. Linda Lambert is a Professor Emeritus and the founding Director of the Educational Leadership Center, California State University. She has been a teacher, leader, principal, district and county professional development director, coordinator of a Principals' Center and Leadership Academy, and designer of four major restructuring programs. From 1989 to 1993 she worked in Egypt to set up a National Curriculum Center, and in Thailand and Mexico in leadership development. She is the author of several books including: Developing Sustainable Leadership Capacity in Schools and District; Building Leadership Capacity in Schools; The Constructivist Leader 2E and Who Will Save Our Schools: Teachers as Constructivist Leaders.
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