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.

Connecting Leadership and Learning

Connecting Leadership and Learning

Connecting leadership and learning

This chapter argues that leadership should be strongly focused on learning and teaching, particularly pedagogy. How leaders can do this is described, along with some of the implications for schools and their leaders.

Connecting leadership and learning is easy: school leadership has to be strongly focused on learning. Learning is the core business of schools and therefore it is the primary focus of school leaders. This is not to imply that leaders are not also involved with other aspects of schooling, but it is to say, unequivocally, that learning has to be the number one priority. Connection is not the issue, although disconnection could be the problem, it is a given. School leadership involves keeping close to student outcomes, ...

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