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.

The Layering of Leadership

The Layering of Leadership

The layering of leadership

This chapter focuses upon what it is about school principals and what they do which makes them successful in managing change for improvement. It finds that personal traits (attributes) and strategies are two sides of the successful leadership coin; and that successful school principals manage transitions through the phased application of ‘layered’ leadership strategies.

Recently, I was a guest speaker at a principals’ conference. Before my own speech were two others. The first was provided by a former internationally renowned artistic performer from China who had found refuge in America in the 1990s. The story of his life was enthralling and the presentation, charismatic. The second lecture was equally charismatic and provided by a man who had recovered from ...

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