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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.

Reconfiguring Urban Leadership: Taking a Perspective on Community
Reconfiguring urban leadership: Taking a perspective on community
Kathryn A.Riley
Introduction

This chapter is an exploration of the nature, challenges and opportunities of urban leadership. It maps the nature of school communities in challenging urban contexts, using this exploration to reconfigure the leadership challenges and the ways in which leadership is conceptualised. The starting point for this exploration is context and community.

The children and young people of our cities can experience life at its extremes: an ex-pupil, caught up in the local gang-land drugs culture, is shot and killed; a child is killed by a drunken motorist. However, the daily reality is often far more mundane than this and, for many, includes friendship and support in contexts which are rich ...

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