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.

Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading professional learning communities

This chapter examines professional learning communities – what they are, what needs to be considered in thinking about their impact and what is involved in leading their development.

Educational leadership's moral purpose should be to enhance every child's and young person's learning in the broadest sense. In a fast-changing world, ensuring that all children's and young people's learning experiences and outcomes are of high quality – ‘raising the bar and closing the gap’ as it is expressed in several countries – is a major challenge for leaders, teachers and others supporting students’ learning. These adults need the capacity to take charge of change and learn continuously themselves. Capacity, itself, is not a straightforward concept. It is a complex blend ...

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