Distributed School Leadership
Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
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Distributed School Leadership by Alma Harris
Book DescriptionTomorrow's schools will need new forms of leadership. The old hierarchical models of leadership simply do not fit any longer. We need to develop new leaders at all levels of the system if we are serious about sustaining improvement and change. But, how do we go about this? The book focuses on the why, how and what of distributed leadership by offering a practical insight into what it looks like in schools. It argues that our new system leaders are already in schools and that the main challenge is to develop them and maximise their collective capacity to make a difference. Drawing on the 'Developing Leaders Programme', which aimed to develop young leaders in schools, it provides practical examples and case-study evidence of distributed leadership in action. The main aims of the book are to: * provide a clear account of more widely distributed leadership * offer evidence about its positive impact on organisational and individual learning * give case-study exemplars and practical illustrations of how it works in practice. The book also considers the leadership of networks and the new forms of partnership schools are engaged in. It looks at how lateral capacity is built and the part distributed leadership plays in generating leadership capacity between schools. It will be of interest to headteachers, aspiring school leaders, teachers and educational professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415419574
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2008
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 Pro-Director (Leadership) and Professor of School Leadership at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. She is also Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
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