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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.

Networks as Power Bases for School Improvement
Networks as power bases for school improvement
Tessa A.Moore and Michael P.Kelly
Introduction

Networked Learning Communities (NLC 2003) was launched in 2002 by the DfES in partnership with the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) and with the Innovations Unit (a public services intermediary). To qualify for funding, groups of schools across England were encouraged to form networks of any size (but a minimum number of eight schools), with a commitment to promoting learning at pupil level and at adult level within and beyond the network. Following the success of this initiative, the Primary Strategy Learning Networks (PSLN) initiative was launched in 2005. This was a reform that involved a third of all primary schools in England in the first year. ...

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