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‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses ...

Leadership for Learning Schools
Leadership for learning schools
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This chapter addresses the following questions:

  • What are the challenges and potential threats to leadership in new learning schools?
  • What demands will be placed on leaders of twenty-first century schools?
  • How should we be preparing, recruiting, training and developing the right leaders?
  • In a new era, is there a necessity for leadership at all levels?
Leadership for Learning: The Challenge

What makes for effective leadership has always attracted high levels of interest. However, the level of debate, curiosity and experimentation that has been in evidence over the last decade has been unparalleled, reaching its clearest physical statement in the UK in the official launching of the National College for School Leadership in November 2002. There ...

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