Effective Leadership for School Improvement
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Effective Leadership for School Improvement by Alma Harris
Book DescriptionIn a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools. The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools. The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives. This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415242233
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alma Harris
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Distributed Leadership Matters, Paperback (January 2014)
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Leading School Turnaround, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Alma Harris
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