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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.

Leadership Development
Leadership development
TonyBush
Introduction: Why Is Leadership Development Important?

There is great interest in educational leadership in the twenty-first century. This is because of the widespread belief that the quality of leadership makes a significant difference to school and student outcomes. In many parts of the world, including both developed and developing countries, ...

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