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Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager



September 2014 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'This book is refreshing and distinctive.  It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education.  Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.' Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS

Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development.

With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader.

Content includes:

·        the influence of local and national contexts;

·        accountability;

·        working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders;

·        approaches to change;

·        becoming a strategic leader; 

·        the educational leader as researcher.

This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.

 
Section One- Evolving as an educational leader and manager
 
Becoming and staying an educational leader
 
Values
 
Ways of thinking about leadership
 
Evolving as a leader- working with what you have
 
Organisations and leadership
 
Section Two - Leaders and the context
 
Power in context
 
Crafting the context
 
Leadership development in teams
 
Personal leadership challenges
 
Section Three- Leading across boundaries
 
Boundaries and change
 
Strategic leadership, change and communities
 
Managing stakeholders and partnership boundaries
 
Knowing your own boundaries - the capable leader
 
Section Four – The educational leader as researcher
 
Becoming a leadership researcher
 
Further study – choices and challenges
 
Researching in your own organisation
 
Section Five - Moving forward
 
The personal side of leadership
 
Leadership challenges and opportunities

'This book is refreshing and distinctive.  It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education.  Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame'

Ron Glatter
Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS

'Dr Crawford’s book fills a valuable gap in the leadership and management narrative. Focusing on the individual leader, and how past experiences and contexts shape and form current practices, it offers invaluable insights and personal reflection on our own learning journeys.'

Peter Barnes
Headteacher

This text has been recommended as an essential text for those studying Early Years, as it provides detailed chapters on developing leadership skills. The activities embedded into each chapter, support developing practioners to identify barriers and reflect on their current practice.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
February 12, 2016

This book is practice current and provides valuable data essential for third year leadership students.

Mrs Jacqueline Ann Taylor
Department of Early Childhood and Education, Newman University
October 12, 2015

An insightful and accessible text for those aspiring to support, as well as lead others in today's fast changing world of education. I found the chapter on Values particularly relevant.

Mr Philip Selbie
Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth
October 6, 2015

An easy to read text with ideas clearly presented. A great resource for educational leaders and aspiring leaders seeking to develop an understanding of their own practice.

Mrs Marie Dey
School of Education, Social Work & Community Education, Dundee University
June 19, 2015

Good read. Clearly presented ideas. Good for those in a school setting. Contextualised within a journey experience, useful and insightful for students.

Ms Melody Harrogate
EHS, Derby univeristy
June 9, 2015

very helpful text

Dr Alastair Irons
Department of Computing, Sunderland University
May 13, 2015

This text book helped many of my learners to develop an array of professional and academic ethics. This has allowed them to be on the competitive edge in terms of performance and the insight into how to diligently apply underpinning knowledge.

Mr FRED ABEKA
Adult education, London Guildhall College
April 21, 2015

A very useful text for use when considering a manegerial role

Mr Sean Flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
March 10, 2015

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Free chapter - Becoming and staying and educational leader


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