Rethinking Educational Leadership: Challenging the Conventions

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Nigel Bennett, Lesley Anderson
SAGE, Jul 11, 2003 - Education - 206 pages
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The charismatic transformational leader, who creates a 'vision' for the future of their organization and persuades others to follow their path towards it, is now the dominant viewpoint that underpins government policies towards leadership development in the English-speaking world.

This book offers a much-needed corrective to this orthodoxy by focusing on current research and thinking about 'leadership' rather than 'leaders. A wide range of prominent international contributors present a rare self critical look at their own assertions and test alternative leadership models against recent research projects. They also demonstrate how their analysis is relevant to all countries where leadership is an issue.

Major features include:

] alternative theories to understanding

the nature of leadership

] how leadership could be analyzed

] re-analysis of recent research carried out by contributors in the light of one or more of the alternative theories examined

] implications of the alternative perspectives for leadership training

This book is recommended to all staff and students involved in educational leadership, management or administration programmes.

 

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Contents

Leadership in the PostModern Era
11
Organizing and Leading to Enhance
27
Leadership Learning and Negotiation in a Social
43
Distributing and Intensifying School Leadership
60
The Role of Distributed
77
and Organizations through Restructuring
100
Collaboration in Communities of Practice
113
Leaders of Subject Communities
131
The Perspectives and Professional Development
157
In Search of Wisdom
171
Index
201
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About the author (2003)

Nigel Bennett won the Gemini award for his role as the vampire patriarch LaCroix on Forever Knight, the TV show that has spawned an active and vocal network of fans who name Bennett as one of their favorite stars. He also made his debut as a director on the same show. The British-born thespian has appeared in many stage, television, and film productions, including The Rocky Horror Show, Hamlet, Psi Factor, Narrow Margin, Legends of the Fall, Murder at 1600, and the Skulls. Bennett attends many conventions and charity events.

P.N. Elrod, a name synonymous with vampires, has written over twenty novels, including the award-winning Vampire Files series from Ace, the acclaimed Barrett series from Benbella Books and her Quincey Morris and Adventures of Myhr books with Baen. She has co-edited three anthologies, including the best-selling Stepping Through the Stargate with writer Roxanne L. Conrad, and is presently working on more toothy titles.

Dr Lesley Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at the UK’s The Open University (OU). Her current responsibilities include chairing the only compulsory module in the Masters in Education programme, supervising and examining doctoral students and leading the educational leadership and management academic area within the Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme. Additionally, Lesley is involved in various research activities. In addition to the DelPHE project, current projects include the relationship between leadership and social inclusion and access to and other issues connected with higher level study by prisoners

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