Written by leading academics, this volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organizational improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies, and case examples of effective practice.
Divided into three parts, the book covers: Leading learning and learner leadership, including the relationship between leadership and student learning, international research and notions of student voice; Change processes, considering distributed leadership, resources to support learning, and the links between accountability and organizational improvement; Leading professional development for educational contexts including: concepts of professional identities; formal, informal and alternative forms of professional learning and development; and professional communities of practice
Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for graduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.
Part 1: Leading Learners and Learner Leadership
- Chapter 1: Leadership for Learning
- Chapter 2: Leadership and Student Learning: What Works and How
- Chapter 3: Teacher Leadership and Organizational Development
- Chapter 4: The Impact of Leadership on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Differential Effects of Leadership Types
- Chapter 5: Trust and Educational Leadership: Comparing the Development and Role of Trust Between US and Ugandan School Administrators
- Chapter 6: Coming to Terms with ‘Voice’
- Chapter 7: Schools, Teachers, and Curriculum Change: A Balancing Act?
Part 2: Working as a Change Agent
- Chapter 8: Educational Change: Implementation and Continuation
- Chapter 9: Teaching and the Change Wars: The Professionalism Hypothesis
- Chapter 10: School Leadership in an Age of Accountability: Tensions Between Managerial and Professional Accountability
- Chapter 11: Distributing Leadership to Improve Outcomes for Students
- Chapter 12: Change from the Middle? Exploring Middle Manager Strategic and Sensemaking Agency in Public Services
- Chapter 13: Managing Resources to Support Learning
Part 3: Leading Professional Development
- Chapter 14: From Simplicism to Complexity in Leadership Identity and Preparation: Exploring the Lineage and Dark Secrets
- Chapter 15: Revisiting Informal and Incidental Learning as a Vehicle for Professional Learning and Development
- Chapter 16: Leading Professional Learning Communities
- Chapter 17: Leadership Development
- Chapter 18: Mentoring and Coaching Programs for the Professional Development of School Leaders
- Chapter 19: Myriad Professional Identities: The Challenge for Leading Professional Development in the Further Education Context?