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`Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings t

The Context for Leadership and Management in Education
The context for leadership and management in education
Introduction: Leadership and Management

The first version of this volume, published in 1997, was titled Managing People in Education. The addition of ‘leadership’ to the title of this book illustrates the growing significance of this concept, notably in England, where a National College for School Leadership (our emphasis) was opened in November 2000. The inclusion of both terms in the title of this second version signals the authors' recognition of this trend but also their view that effective ‘management’ is just as important as visionary leadership if educational organisations are to be successful. As Lumby (2001, p.11) notes in respect of English further education, polarisation of leadership and management should be ...

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