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.
Chapter 13: ‘Blended Leadership’: Employee Perspectives on Effective Leadership in the UK Further Education Sector
‘Blended Leadership’: Employee Perspectives on Effective Leadership in the UK Further Education Sector
This [chapter] examines the findings from a research project on effective leader–led relations in the UK Further Education (FE) sector. Informed by critical approaches to leadership studies, the project was concerned to explore the complex relationships between leaders and led and to locate these dynamics within their sector-specific conditions and consequences. While the FE sector is distinctive in many ways, it also has a number of overlaps and collaborations with UK Higher Education (HE). Accordingly, having outlined our main findings, we then consider some of the wider implications of our analysis for researching leader–led relations in the HE ...