Leaders and Leadership in Education

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SAGE, 2001 - Education - 198 pages
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Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes.

Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by

education management

school effectiveness

school improvement

critical studies.

Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage wit

  

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Contents

Leadership and the performing school
17
Leadership in educational studies
32
Research and researching
49
Theory and theorising
63
Preparing and preparation
77
Headteachers and principals
93
Teachers in the middle
106
Teachers and students
121
Teachers as professionals
139
Bibliography
154
Author index
192
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