Context, Strategy and Collaboration
- Margaret Preedy - Open University, UK
- Nigel Bennett - The Open University
- Christine Wise - The Open University
Continuing Professional Development | Leadership & Management
- leadership perspectives and values
- external and internal contexts
- autonomy and accountability
- partnership and collaboration
- leading strategy and change.
The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organisations and their external contexts and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. The Reader will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.
This book will be an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programmes. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organisations.
Dr Maggie Preedy, Professor Nigel Bennett and Dr Christine Wise have taught, researched and published widely in the field of educational leadership and management. Maggie Preedy and Christine Wise are Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University, UK. Nigel Bennett is Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Management in Education at The Open University.
An excellent book that covers key concepts and theories of leadership. The selection of readings provides a good introduction to understand the nature of educational leadership. It is particularly relevant for students at master level who are already working in an educational settings and are willing to develop their understanding of leadership issues in theory and practice.
An excellent resource for our M.Ed leadership students
This is an excellent well written book. It is written more for educators in leadership positions, but our course mainly attracts students who are clinically based educators, but are leaders in implementing curriculum content and new ways of educating. I would recommend this to any student who is higher up the managerial ladder
This text is particularly suited to our postgraduate course. The book provides in-depth discussion, addressing a variety of key challenges for those in or studying towards Educational Leadership.
good book but hard to complete with Hargreaves and others in this field
This current publication edited by Margaret Preedy is an excellent update of the Preedy et al (2003) compilation. It is particularly encouraging to see an addition of a more critical perspective on leadership provided by Richard Hatcher in chapter 19, Leadership, participation and power in the school system. Of interest to many of my students has also been Chapter 4, on emotional intelligence. Lastly, Chapter 8 on The Practice of Leadership in the Messy World of Organizations provides an very good introduction to alternative leadership discourses represented in the 'business world' by Alvesson and Sveningsson and the Critical Management Studies movement.
Accessible, liked chapter 7 perspectives.
This is a good book to add to my list for the student teachers as we aim to offer a conference focus of leadership each year on the programme.
I will also recommend this to our teaching school partners as part of their CPD framework for aspiring leaders.
a complex book that shows a depth to leadership
This is a very useful book and address some key elements. the case studies were very useful.