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Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, Educational Leadership will help you to understand and critically analyze key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including: 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 organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. It will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.

This book is an essential resource for providers and students of graduate courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programs. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

Introduction
Introduction
MargaretPreedy, NigelBennett and ChristineWise

There is widespread recognition that leadership is a key factor in successful educational organisations. At the same time, the demands on educational leaders have arguably never been greater. This volume explores current thinking and debate on the role of educational leaders and the strategic challenges they face. We do not seek to provide ready answers but rather to stimulate critical reflection and discussion.

The environment in which schools and colleges operate is characterised by increasing turbulence and uncertainty as a result of economic, social and political pressures. The globalisation of capital and labour and the impetus for nation states to compete in the international marketplace create policy pressures for educational organisations to produce a labour force with the skills needed for this ...

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