Developing Sustainable Leadership
Edited by Brent Davies
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Developing Sustainable Leadership by Brent Davies
Book Description'School leaders and teachers know a lot more than they think they do. So, what prevents the release of that creative energy? Look, no further than this thought provoking collection of essays from world leading scholars. It treats us to a kaleidoscopic view of what we do know, what we ought to know and what we urgently need to do to harness the power of sustainable leadership. Policy makers, please take careful note!'-John MacBeath, Professor Education Leadership, University of Cambridge With increasing accountability pressures, developing and sustaining leaders is a major challenge for all those involved in education today. This book brings together eleven outstanding writers to provide insights, frameworks and ideas on how we can sustain our school leaders and develop values-based leadership in order to counter the short-term management solutions that abound.Andy Hargreaves, Dean Fink, Michael Fullan, Brent Davies, Ken Leithwood, David Hopkins, Geoff Southworth, Brian Caldwell, Chris Day, Terry Deal and Gib Hentschke represent some of the most powerful thinkers and writers in the educational leadership field who respond to the challenge of how we can develop and sustain our school leaders. While a great deal has been written on preparation for leadership, this book takes leadership thinking to the next level by providing strategies for enhancing and empowering the leaders we have. This book is a key source of ideas, insights and frameworks for all those involved in sustaining our school leaders. 'Offers a clarity to complex problems that enables both the academic and general reader to identify with the issues dealt with...the book is an enjoyable insight into several leaders' view on leadership, which Brent Davies has pulled together well and which will be of use to headteachers, aspiring leaders and academics alike' - International Journal of Educational Management
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412923965
(244mm x 170mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brent Davies
Leading the Strategically Focused School, Paperback (April 2011)
Practitioner loved author makes accessible a key development of the field
Talent Management in Education, Paperback (March 2010)
By focusing on talent management, and providing frameworks and explanations of key issues, this book details how to develop talented members of staff - a process that can ultimately help with building high performance schools and leadership depth.
Essentials of School Leadership, Paperback (January 2009)
This new edition of a bestselling introductory text for school leaders combines leading contributors, an easy-to-read style and coverage of the 'need to know' topics that any practising or aspiring school leader will cover in their course.
Passionate Leadership in Education, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Brent Davies
Two of the biggest names in educational leadership edit this book - and the contributors include many others. With the increased requirement for higher level training for school leaders, this book is bound to be at the top of their reading lists.
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Author Biography - Brent Davies
Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.
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