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Leadership and Strategic Management in Education

Leadership and Strategic Management in Education Author Tony Bush
ISBN-10 9780857022271
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 96
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`This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study' - Mentoring and Tutoring `The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational Research Leadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today. This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution. It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities. The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.



Strategic Management in Schools and Colleges

Strategic Management in Schools and Colleges Author David Middlewood
ISBN-10 9781446265697
Release 1998-04-28
Pages 224
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`This book is helpful in providing a survey of where education has reached in strategic planning in theory and practice. Helpfully, case studies are scattered throughout so readers can compare themselves with other schools and pick up "do and don't tips"' - Management in Education `The strategies presented here are quite useful to provide future directions not only to the managers but also to the planners and trainers' - Journal of Education Planning and Administration This book examines the issue of strategic management in schools and colleges. The contributors present an overview of theory in order to enhance management practice in education, and articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in education settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice, and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on using the findings to improve practice in schools and colleges.



Leadership and Management Development in Education

Leadership and Management Development in Education Author Tony Bush
ISBN-10 9781849206433
Release 2008-03-17
Pages 184
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'This is a very good and much needed book. Written by a very experienced researcher and teacher in the education leadership world it brings together a wealth of understanding and insights in the field of leadership and management development in education' - International Journal of Educational Management '[T]his book is an excellent survey of practice on a truly international scale which many will find valuable' - Educational Management Administration and Leadership 'Few people could be better qualified to write about this topic than Tony Bush. The book draws on a wealth of experience and detailed research. Typically, it is extremely well structured, written with great clarity, and combines the highest levels of scholarship with an accessible style that will enable it to appeal to a wide audience. This is a book that many in the field have been waiting for' - Professor Mark Brundrett, Professor of Educational Research, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool 'This book is far and away the best international comparative study of leadership development for schools. There are countless books highlighting the importance of leadership but none have satisfactorily gone to the heart of the issue, especially for developed and developing countries, and Tony Bush has done it here. It is a sure guide to policymakers, practitioners and researchers who want to make a difference' - Professor Brian J. Caldwell, Managing Director of Educational Transformations and former Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia Leadership is critical to educational development and specific preparation is vital if leaders are to maximise their effectiveness. In this major new text, Tony Bush draws on his extensive international experience and research to examine the case for leadership development and assess the different modes of preparation used in Europe, including the U.K., North America, Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He also examines research on how leadership impacts on school and student outcomes and considers future directions for leadership and management development in education. This text is essential reading for students of educational leadership and management as well as for policy-makers, headteachers and principals.



School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times

School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times Author Scott Eacott
ISBN-10 9789460916571
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 138
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This book is dedicated to an analysis and synthesis of research on strategy and school leadership, with the ultimate goal of suggesting a new research programme. Each chapter takes up this challenge through different means, resulting in an overview of the construct of strategy within the practice of school leadership. It is hoped that each of these chapters encourages students, practitioners and scholars to continue to investigate this important topic and to undertake the methodological challenges set out to advance our understanding of strategy and school leadership in managerialist times. Despite maintain a primarily scholarly focus – as such a focus is exceedingly important for the advancement of any domain of inquiry – it is also recognised that many of the ideas discussed have profound practical significance for schools and those who lead and manage them. The arguments in this book, particularly those in the latter chapters seek to expand the horizons of scholarship and understanding on the topic of strategy and school leadership. Although this should not be interpreted as a prescriptive call for how further inquiry should be undertaken, it is but one voice in the conversation. The reviews, studies, analysis and proposed research programme of this book argue that the strategies of school leaders are of considerable theoretical and practical importance to schools, the governance of schooling and the behaviour and performance of schools. While this book offers a blueprint for further inquiry, it remains for the reader to accept the challenge. Doing so will enable important new insights into strategy and school leadership.



Leading and Managing Education

Leading and Managing Education Author Nicholas Foskett
ISBN-10 076197203X
Release 2003-04-14
Pages 224
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Provides a range of perspectives on key themes, drawing on contrasting examples of practice from different national and cultural settings, mapping the international landscape of leadership and management in education.



Principles of School Leadership

Principles of School Leadership Author Mark Brundrett
ISBN-10 9781446291467
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 264
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'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programmes. Clearly written chapters and sections are contributed by an array of internationally recognized senior scholars of educational leadership. Connections between leadership concepts and practices are presented clearly and thoroughly, with particular attention to the development of leaders' -Ken Brien, Ed.D., Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick 'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice' -Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh 'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future' -David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches. This revised edition includes sections on: - key concepts in theory - the practice of educational leadership and management - developing educational leaders Focused and accessible, the book contains: - an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter - figures - discussion and summaries of key research issues Written by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses. Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (CERS) at Liverpool John Moores University.



School Leadership for the 21st Century

School Leadership for the 21st Century Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 0415133661
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 284
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Education reform has been a dominating feature not only of education in the UK, but also in many countries across the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school leaders develop the skills which will enable them to lead their new responsibilities effectively. The writers of this book argue that in order to be an effective leader, school leaders need to have a clear understanding of: * the changing context of education; * the changing nature of self-managing schools; * their own leadership and management skills within this environment. The book focuses on these leadership and management perspectives using a competency and knowledge approach. It provides a clear framework which enables school leaders to develop and reflect upon their own skills. All school leaders will find that this book gives them a much needed insight into leading schools as they move into the 21st century. Brent Davies is Professor and Director of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. Linda Ellison is a Principal Lecturer in Education Management and Secretary of BEMAS. Both have published very widely in the field.



Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management Author Tony Bush
ISBN-10 0761940529
Release 2003-10-08
Pages 209
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`The Third Edition of an excellent book and is usefully updated to include the greater significance of the global contest of management, and in particular Tony Bush has consciously updated reference material. This, like all Tony Bush's work, is an essential reading for students following higher degree courses in the area of management studies in education, and increasingly those social policy students on higher degrees with an education option' - John L Doyle, The International Journal of Educational Management In summary, this book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Management and Leadership from a theoretical point of view. It provides an important resource for many aspects of management and leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. Its ability to draw upon international perspectives along with examples beyond conventional educational parameters enhances its quality. The book contains a well documented account of how leadership has been studied which will appeal both to the academic reader, and to the professional provider of CPD in leadership, offering a wealth of information that can be practically adopted and adapted for a range of courses' - British Journal In-Service Education In this established bestselling text (previous title Theories of Educational Management), Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management and links them to contemporary policy and practice. This fully revised Third Edition includes two important changes in content. First, the book takes account of the increasing interest in the concept of leadership. Leadership continues to be one of the major criteria used to differentiate the models but there are now explicit links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership. The second change is that, in this edition, the author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries. This change relates to global interest in concepts of leadership and management and to an increasing recognition of the need to customize theory and practice to each context and culture rather that adopting a `one size fits all' approach. This text is essential reading for students of educational leadership and management as well as for headteachers and managers in education.



The Principles and Practice of Educational Management

The Principles and Practice of Educational Management Author Tony Bush
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055922853
Release 2002-08-09
Pages 332
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The Principles and Practice of Educational Management contains newly commissioned material from leading national and international authors who provide a review of relevant theory and explain relevant research in the field.



The Essentials of School Leadership

The Essentials of School Leadership Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9781446260012
Release 2009-01-18
Pages 224
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Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.



The Art of School Leadership

The Art of School Leadership Author Thomas R. Hoerr
ISBN-10 9781416602293
Release 2005
Pages 215
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Discusses the importance of strong interpersonal skills to a successful leader and shares strategies for leading students, faculty, and parents in a productive and accountable school.



Talent Management in Education

Talent Management in Education Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9781446209523
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 200
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Talent management is a critical factor in developing successful organizations. There is a need for organisations to develop 'talent pools' of great staff for the future direction and leadership of our schools. This book explains the key concepts and provides frameworks for leaders to apply ideas of talent management in their organizations. The authors focus on talent management and how this contributes to other strategic objectives, such as building a high performance learning environment and building leadership in depth in the school. In showing how to develop talented individuals for roles and responsibilities in new configurations of schools and leadership, the authors focus on: Defining who are the talented individuals in your school Developing talent individuals & leaders in your school Building a talent culture in the school. This book is important for schools which are facing the challenge of developing innovative and imaginative leaders to meet the needs of school transformation. It is useful for school leaders and managers in educational organisations, such as Head teachers and senior leaders, aspiring middle and senior leader programmes and school business managers both in the UK and around the world.



You re the Principal Now What

You   re the Principal  Now What Author Jen Schwanke
ISBN-10 9781416622246
Release 2016-08-11
Pages 345
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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.



Strategic Planning and School Management

Strategic Planning and School Management Author Les Bell
ISBN-10 0902254820
Release 2002
Pages 18
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Strategic Planning and School Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Strategic Planning and School Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Strategic Planning and School Management book for free.



School Leadership in the 21st Century

School Leadership in the 21st Century Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9780415279529
Release 2005-01
Pages 224
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Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively. In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including: the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership leading and managing change leading and managing staff in high performance schools information for student learning and organisational learning transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century. The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.



Educational Leadership and the Community

Educational Leadership and the Community Author Tony Gelsthorpe
ISBN-10 0273661647
Release 2003
Pages 230
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Educational Leadership and the Community has been written in conjunction with the Community Education Department Centre (CEDC) and offers you different approaches to educational leadership which are focused on community engagement and social regeneration.



Developing Successful Leadership

Developing Successful Leadership Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9048191068
Release 2010-07-20
Pages 216
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Research has shown that school leadership is second only to classroom teaching in its effect on pupil learning. As the demands on management teams become ever more complex, this volume offers a fresh and expansive view on the challenges to be met in developing a leadership career. With contributions from some of the most accomplished commentators on school leadership and management from around the world, this book moves away from the simple ‘how to’ of becoming a principal, focusing instead on the wider issues of becoming a successful leader. The central aim has been to assemble powerful statements from international authorities that encapsulate leading-edge thinking on a group of interconnected themes based on the notion of developing successful leadership in, and beyond, schools. In so doing the text examines strategies for existing leaders developing their full capacity as well as enhancing the skills of those new to, or aspiring to, a leadership role. The chapters contributed by a carefully selected group of leading educationalists present insights on a number of central themes, including: developing new skill sets in leadership, the ethical and moral dimensions of leading an organisation, Leadership for instructional and pedagogical success, developing leadership capacity and capability through strategic activity. Rather than taking a technical approach of how to undertake the managerial or administrative tasks, the authors seek instead to develop critical leadership perspectives and skills, with chapters on vitally important topics such as strategies for maximizing the potential of the leadership team as a whole. They draw not only upon the literature in the field of educational leadership but also a wider literature in the field of business and management. This diversity of perspective ensures this book’s appeal to a broad international readership.