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.
Chapter 3: Teacher Leadership and Organizational Development
Teacher Leadership and Organizational Development
Leadership remains firmly centerstage in contemporary discussions about organizational change and development. It seems that no modern concept has been more powerfully received in the consciousness of those concerned with school reform and improvement than leadership. Effective leadership has long ...