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The New Strategic Direction and Development of the School

The New Strategic Direction and Development of the School Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9781134491155
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 216
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Schools will not be able to continue to improve unless they move away from an over-concentration on the short-term and focus on the strategic nature of planning and development. The more targets, the less the effects - what we need is strategy and sustainability. This book links school improvement planning and strategic development for leadership enhancement as well as for management accountability. Short-term planning, in the form of target-setting plans aimed at improving standards, has gained increasing importance. While the book agrees that this is necessary, it puts forward the view that short-term planning is not sufficient for the longer-term development of the school. Sustainability and strategic development are of critical importance and for these the authors believe that a more holistic approach to planning is necessary. To that end, this book links short and longer-term planning in a framework, which supports the strategic development of the school. The authors are national experts in the field and in preparing this text have worked extensively with headteachers, deputy headteachers, governors and those participating in NPQH and masters programmes in educational leadership and management.



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.



Strategic Management for School Development

Strategic Management for School Development Author Brian Fidler
ISBN-10 0761965270
Release 2002-09-16
Pages 184
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Written at a very accessible and practical level, this book introduces strategic management and provides self-development activities to help educators develop a strategy within their own organizations.



Developing School Leaders

Developing School Leaders Author Mark Brundrett
ISBN-10 9781134077380
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 10
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Many countries face a crisis in recruitment to the most senior positions in schools at a time when arguments rage about the best way to develop our school leaders. Focusing on leadership development in ten diverse cultural contexts, this book brings together some of the most senior commentators in the field of educational leadership development to provide a global perspective on leadership development programmes and practices. The rise of leadership development programmes has presented opportunities for some and challenges for others. These challenges are both practical and conceptual and relate to a series of questions that are unpacked in the book including: What is the appropriate balance between the academic and the practical in leadership programmes? Should provision be located in higher education institutions, in other government sponsored organizations or commissioned from the private sector? Are models of leadership studies derived from the business and industry relevant to schools? How can research into impact inform leadership development policy and strategy? Should programmes be integrated into higher degree provision or should new and innovative forms of accreditation be developed? This book should be fascinating reading for all those engaged in educational research and teaching, and working, in educational leadership.



Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Improving School Leadership  Volume 1 Author Pont Beatriz
ISBN-10 9264044671
Release 2008-08-06
Pages 195
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.



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.



The Eternal Divorce

The Eternal Divorce Author J. Gentile Everett
ISBN-10 9781479748556
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 120
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The centuries-old debate over what role, if any, religion has in public schools has been supported and refuted in many legal, educational and religious arenas. For many of us who attended school- both pre- and post separation of church and state- have had the opportunity to experience public schools with religion at the core of its existence, and then with religion becoming a word that could not be linked with educating public school children. However, history has captured the relationship of religion and education, and how the two have married and produced, then separated itself from public schools.



Strategic Direction and Development of the School

Strategic Direction and Development of the School Author Professor Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9781134658381
Release 2005-08-10
Pages 232
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The government is now training around 6000 deputy heads per year towards a new qualification: the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). This book covers the one compulsory module for this qualification which is called Strategic Direction and Development of the School. This book will be essential for all those embarking on the NPQH and those teaching or supervising it.



Journal of Taiwan Normal University

Journal of Taiwan Normal University Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015070836252
Release 2007
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Journal of Taiwan Normal University has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of Taiwan Normal University also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of Taiwan Normal University book for free.



How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank Author John G. Gabriel
ISBN-10 9781416616450
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 297
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.



Subject Leadership and School Improvement

Subject Leadership and School Improvement Author Hugh Busher
ISBN-10 9781849202183
Release 2000-11-17
Pages 224
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Curriculum and subject leadership in schools has recently gained substantial attention from both researchers and policy-makers. The Teacher Training Agency (TTA) has reinforced the importance of subject leadership in school improvement, proposing a new measure of such leadership competence through the creation of national subject leader standards (NPQSL). Subject Leadership and School Improvement reflects critically on the work of subject and curriculum leaders especially in schools in England and Wales, that is, those within the policy framework of The National Curriculum and the Teacher Training Agency. The book debates the functions of subject leaders in primary and secondary schools, using current research-based conceptual frameworks, and considers how they can bring about improvement and change with their colleagues in their subject areas. It emphasizes what is particular about leading and managing the middle realm of education organizations, showing how structural, cultural and individual imperatives and perspectives interact with each other in the professional practice of being a subject leader. The book is of interest not only to subject leaders and curriculum co-ordinators, to help them reflect rigorously on their practice, but also to those responsible for supervising them, such as headteachers and school governors, as well as for those accountable to them. It will be a useful text for serving teachers undertaking higher degrees programmes or programmes for gaining national standards qualifications, the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH) as much as for the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Subject Leaders) when it is implemented.



Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism Author Caroline I. Magyar
ISBN-10 1441963030
Release 2010-11-12
Pages 297
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Recent years have witnessed a marked increase both in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those placed alongside their typically developing peers in general education classrooms. These events bring with them a plethora of challenges, particularly in the areas of program design and educational practices. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism offers systematic, evidence-based guidelines—as well as tools, checklists, and other resources—for creating effective learning environments for students across the autism spectrum and the grade span. Planning, development, implementation, and continuous evaluation are examined in detail in this practical volume, which features: An overview of the ASDs, with an emphasis on effective educational practice. In-depth discussion of the ASD Program Development and Evaluation Protocol. A staff training model for personnel working with students with ASD. A detailed framework for student support teams and family-school collaboration. Specific guidelines for conducting needs assessments and student evaluations. • Case examples of applications of the protocol on the program, school, and regional levels. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism is a uniquely rigorous and thorough reference benefiting school psychologists and special education professionals as well as those in allied educational and mental health fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals working with children with autism.



Improving School Leadership Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Improving School Leadership  Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership Author Specialists Schools and Academies Trust
ISBN-10 9264033084
Release 2008-08-26
Pages 276
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This book explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership and to leadership development programmes for system improvement.



Leading the Strategically Focused School

Leading the Strategically Focused School Author Brent Davies
ISBN-10 9781849208093
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 192
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Drawing upon Brent Davies's extensive experience in presenting nationally and internationally to school leaders, this book distils the collective wisdom from educationalists across the globe. Updated with new international examples and references and a significant new chapter on developing strategic talent in schools, the book has been described as a 'must read' for existing and aspiring school leaders. The book focuses on: " establishing processes for building whole school involvement " strategic approaches to build capacity in your school " building and sustaining strategic leadership throughout the school " developing strategic talent in schools " characteristics of strategically focused schools This book is an indispensable read for school leaders who want to focus on bringing sustainable improvement to their school. Dr Brent Davies is Professor of Leadership Development at the University of Hull.



Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Awakening the Sleeping Giant Author Marilyn Katzenmeyer
ISBN-10 0761978305
Release 2001-04-12
Pages 196
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This updated edition combines research and practical, time-tested advice in one powerful package.



Implementing the Every Child Matters Strategy

Implementing the Every Child Matters Strategy Author Rita Cheminais
ISBN-10 9781135168513
Release 2010-01-26
Pages 120
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This book features step-by-step advice, photocopiable checklists and templates, and suggestions for further activities in relation to implementing and embedding the government’s ECM strategy in schools/education settings.



Out of the Box Leadership

Out of the Box Leadership Author Paul D. Houston
ISBN-10 9781452293523
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 184
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In this handbook that combines research and reflective exercises, recognized experts discuss transformative leadership, leadership alternatives, improvements in school reform, and challenges in leadership roles.