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.
Chapter 9: Effective Leaders and Effective Schools
Effective Leaders and Effective Schools
Effective schools can be good schools, and good schools must be effective schools — but the two are not necessarily the same.
When we first began our project on school leadership, we adopted the title ‘Effective School Leadership in a Time of Change'. In choosing such terminology, we wanted to reflect the shifting grounds of school leadership and the rapid economic and social changes, in what is increasingly a globalised context. The juxtaposition of the two words ‘effective’ and ‘leadership’ signified the growing emphasis on school outcome measures and the growing acceptance of leadership as a key constituent in the ‘effective’ school (Sammons et al., 1995).
In the ...