Bringing together internationally recognised scholars such as Andy Hargreaves, Megan Crawford and Lorna Earl, this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and evidence in the field, including:

Effective leadership practices across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures; Expert commentaries on research, practice and theory; Overviews of international research evidence on leadership and learning

This book is for students on Masters, EdD courses and similar programmes in educational leadership.

Establishing Platforms for Leadership and Learning

Establishing Platforms for Leadership and Learning

Establishing platforms for leadership and learning
HelenTimperley and JanRobertson

Traditional understandings of leadership have focused on individuals who occupied formal positions of authority within organizations; the ‘leaders’, their personality traits and their work. In business, the focus was on the chief executive officer (CEO). In education, the equivalent was the school principal. Studies of leadership within this framework typically examined how the leadership styles of these individuals allowed them to exercise influence and have authority over others. Of particular interest was, ‘the heroic leader standing atop a hierarchy, bending the school community to his or her purposes’ (Camburn et al., 2003: 348). Such a view of leadership, however, failed to realize its promise. On a practical level, there were simply insufficient ...

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