Effective School Leadership raises many questions about effective leadership and how it is seen from different viewpoints. The issues are placed in political context and in relation to a changing world scene.

Developing Effective School Leaders

Developing effective school leaders
JennyReeves and NeilDempster


In this chapter, we concentrate on several aspects of our work related to the professional development of headteachers. In the introduction to the book we described the methods we used in England, Scotland, Denmark which were planned as a collaborative activity involving principals and researchers and contributing to an unfolding research design. We found this particularly helpful because as data were gathered and processed they were analysed and discussed by all parties before planning for the next stage. In this way, all participants whether headteachers or researchers could set their own knowledge and experience in a wider context and fuller information base. This gave us new perspectives for interpreting and understanding the findings and framing new ...

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