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Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement
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Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

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Leadership

November 2002 | 310 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement contains essays that will be invaluable to those seeking succinct guides to the subtle elements of school improvement' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement

`This is a wonderful book. The editors have managed to balance powerful authors in an impressive survey in current thinking about education. It should certainly rate multiple copies in most libraries' - School Leadership & Management

This volume focuses on strategic leadership, the impact of external and internal factors on organizational leadership, and how effective educational leaders manage the competing demands of autonomy and accountability. The book deals with the challenges of managing the boundaries between educational organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities.

The editors believe that strategic understanding and involvement should be a central concern for all organization members and that, in order to be effective, strategic planning needs the commitment and ownership of all staff, not just senior managers. The book covers:

- political, social and ideological contexts

- governance and links with external stakeholders

- marketing

- organizational collaboration, competition, partnership

- external/internal culture,

and internal structures

- strategic leadership and managing change

· organizational effectiveness, accountability and evaluation

This book 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.

Margaret Preedy, Ron Glatter and Christine Wise
Strategic Leadership Challenges
 
PART ONE: EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
Kenneth Leithwood, Doris Jantzi and Rosanne Steinback
Future Schools and Leaders' Values
Benjamin Levin
Conceptualizing Educational Reform
Ron Glatter
Governance, Autonomy and Accountability in Education
Mike Bottery
Uses and Abuses of Quality
The Need for a Civic Version

 
 
PART TWO: SOCIETAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES
Clive Dimmock and Allan Walker
Developing Comparative and International Educational Leadership and Management
A Cross-Cultural Model

 
Louise Stoll
School Culture and Improvement
David Hargreaves
Helping Practitioners Explore Their School's Culture
 
PART THREE: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGING CHANGE
Nick Foskett
Strategy, External Relations and Marketing
Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes
Understanding Strategy Development
Brent Davies and Linda Ellison
Strategic Analysis
Obtaining the Data and Building a Strategic View

 
Michael Fullan
Planning, Doing and Coping with Change
Agnes McMahon
Fair Furlong Primary School
Five Years On

 
 
PART FOUR: EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT
Tim Simkins
Reform, Accountability and Strategic Choice in Education
Peter Mortimore and John MacBeath
Schools Effectiveness and Improvement
The Story So Far

 
Janet Ouston
School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Critique of a Movement

 
Paul Martinez
Effectiveness and Improvement
School and College Research Compared

 
John MacBeath with Michael Schratz, Denis Meuret and Lars Jakobsen
Self-Evaluation in European Schools
Case Examples

 

`Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement contains essays that will be invaluable to those seeking succinct guides to the subtle elements of school improvement' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement

'Severely practical, in that they are directed towards practitioners who are serious about their careers and are seeking structured professional development, yet grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, these 'readers' or collections of articles, represent excellent value-for-money and can be recommended to those who with to have an authoritative source from which to update their knowledge in a particular filed yet have not the time to cover the complete corpus of core literature.' - Educational Research


The editors have managed to balance powerful authors in an impressive survey of current thinking about education.

School Leadership & Management, February 2004

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