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.

Partnership in Leadership and Learning

Partnership in Leadership and Learning

Partnership in leadership and learning

Coaching partnerships create formal and informal opportunities for educational leaders to co-construct new ways of being and of knowing about learning and leadership. The concept of partnership changes leadership and learning from that of transmission of advice or information to a complex process of jointly creating new knowledge.

In many countries throughout the world decentralizing education services and blurring the public–private divide has created competition between schools in local communities, and supported a general policy shift to user-pays, market-driven education based on discourses of excellence, effectiveness and quality (Ball, 2006). Alongside these new policies underpinned by principles of choice and competition is a rhetoric of collaboration, system leadership, the lateral sharing of knowledge through coaching, networking and ...

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