At the very time when leadership is recognized as the key to sustainable reform, [this book] is right on the mark. This is a comprehensive, powerful treatment of all core elements of new leadership from the ethical to the political, from the emotional to the entrepreneurial. A must-have compendium for those grappling with the present and future of school leadership'
-Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto; and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario
‘The jewels in the book are the opening and closing chapters by Brent and Barbara Davies on “strategic” leadership, and by Andy Hargreaves on “sustainability” leadership. The book is worth buying for those alone, and for Geoff Southworth's reflective, practical piece on “learning-centred” leadership. This is one for the staffroom library'
-Tim Brighouse recently Chief Adviser for London Schools and formerly Chief Education Officer for Birmingham
This book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field from the United States, Canada, and the U.K.
Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect or theory of leadership, which the authors then apply to the educational setting; Includes a new chapter on Developing Leadership; Pedagogical features include chapter objectives and summaries, vignettes and examples, suggestions for further reading