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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.

Approaches to System Leadership: Lessons Learned and Policy Pointers
Approaches to system leadership: Lessons learned and policy pointers
BeatrizPont and DavidHopkins

System leadership is a new and emerging practice that embraces a variety of responsibilities that are developing either locally or within discrete national networks or programmes. When taken together they have the potential to contribute to system transformation.

The chapter first summarises what the research and the specialists are saying about system leadership, then continues by examining the actual practices in five different countries. It then analyses the perceived benefits and the potential challenges, and ends with a summary of the key issues and recommendations of the implications of this system leadership role for policy makers and stakeholders.

System Leadership: A New Role for School Leaders?


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