Leadership is critical to educational development and specific preparation is vital if leaders are to maximise their effectiveness. In this major new text, Tony Bush draws on his extensive international experience and research to examine the case for leadership development and assess the different modes of preparation used in Europe, including the U.K., North America, Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He also examines research on how leadership impacts on school and student outcomes and considers future directions for leadership and management development in education.This text is essential reading for students of educational leadership and management as well as for policy-makers, headteachers and principals.

Models of Educational Leadership

Models of educational leadership


In Chapter 1, we explored the research and literature linking educational leadership to school and student outcomes. We also noted the widespread belief that effective leadership is fundamental to successful schools and education systems. While there is an emerging consensus about the main constituents of leadership, there is much less clarity about which behaviours are most likely to produce the most favourable outcomes. Awareness of alternative approaches to leadership is essential in order to inform the design and development of programmes for aspiring and practising leaders. This chapter provides an overview of the main models of educational leadership and links them to similar models of educational management (Bush 2003; Bush and Glover 2003).

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