Principles of School Leadership (Paperback)
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Principles of School Leadership (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 30/11/2012
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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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446201459
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programs. Clearly written chapters and sections 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, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick

'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice.

While it covers a wide range of key and topical educational leadership issues, it does so with a refreshing depth of analysis, offering perceptive insights closely tied to highly relevant research. In particular, it deepens our understanding of the symbiotic nature of the relationship between effective school leadership and learning and the factors that are essential for success.

There is a very real challenge in trying to produce an educational leadership text that meets the varied and differing needs of students, academics and practitioners in the field. That this book does so with consummate skill is testimony to the expertise of Mark Brundrett and his team of highly experienced contributors'
- Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh

'This book provides a clear conceptual framework for intelligent school leaders to draw upon and critically reflect on some of the important issues facing them in the twenty first century. The very best chapters (for example, those by John West-Burnham, Brent and Barbara Davies, Megan Crawford) enable the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research into educational leadership and management to their own practice, present and future. Every school leader who cares deeply about the best provision for their pupils and students will gain something from reflection upon such chapters and their significance for themselves and the leaders that come after them'

-- David Middlewood, Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick

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