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Description - Effective Educational Leadership by Nigel D. Bennett

Managing people is a key aspect of leading and the exercise of leadership skills. Institutions are complex organizations of structures and cultures reflecting the values of those who lead and work in them. Managing People in Education is about those people. It deals with the 'art' of leadership and leading, with teams and collaborative ways of working and with the operational systems which form part of the daily practice of management in organizations. Managing people is not the same as managing any other resource. Managing people involves recognizing and dealing with the range of human nature, life choices, feelings and emotions. Leading and Managing People in Education also considers the affective dimension of leadership and the exercise of management skills. It provides an opportunity for critical reflection on a range of literature, which forms a framework for self-examination and institutional critique. The editors believe that the practice of leadership is fragmented and that leadership is not just for leaders but also for anyone working in an organization. The main themes covered are: - learning to be leaders - dispersed leadership - managing people and teams in organisation structures - the experience of leading in practice Leading and Managing People in Education is suitable for providers and students in higher educational institutions postgraduate level courses in educational management and leadership development provision for Headteachers induction programmes, NPQH and LPSH. It is also suitable for use on short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761940562
ISBN-10: 0761940561
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nigel D. Bennett

Dr Megan Crawford is Professor and Director of Plymouth Institute of Education and was formerly Reader in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Deputy Head of the Faculty. . Her research encompasses principal preparation, teacher development, and emotion and leadership. She teaches on Masters and Doctoral programme and is especially interested in the relationship between theory and practice. Megan is a National Leader of Governance in England, and has been a governor at six primary and secondary schools. She is currently Chair of Governors of an outstanding secondary school which she has been with since it was a green field. She is on the Executive of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS, and was its Chair from 2009-11 Megan has worked internationally in diverse places including Canada, Japan, and Iceland. Megan's previous book on emotion and leadership was published in 2009.

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