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Leadership and Management Development in Education

Leadership and Management Development in Education

March 2008 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This is a very good and much needed book. Written by a very experienced researcher and teacher in the education leadership world it brings together a wealth of understanding and insights in the field of leadership and management development in education' - International Journal of Educational Management

'[T]his book is an excellent survey of practice on a truly international scale which many will find valuable' - Educational Management Administration and Leadership

'Few people could be better qualified to write about this topic than Tony Bush. The book draws on a wealth of experience and detailed research. Typically, it is extremely well structured, written with great clarity, and combines the highest levels of scholarship with an accessible style that will enable it to appeal to a wide audience. This is a book that many in the field have been waiting for' - Professor Mark Brundrett, Professor of Educational Research, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

'This book is far and away the best international comparative study of leadership development for schools. There are countless books highlighting the importance of leadership but none have satisfactorily gone to the heart of the issue, especially for developed and developing countries, and Tony Bush has done it here. It is a sure guide to policymakers, practitioners and researchers who want to make a difference' - Professor Brian J. Caldwell, Managing Director of Educational Transformations and former Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Leadership is critical to educational development and specific preparation is vital if leaders are to maximise their effectiveness. In this major new text, Tony Bush draws on his extensive international experience and research to examine the case for leadership development and assess the different modes of preparation used in Europe, including the U.K., North America, Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

He also examines research on how leadership impacts on school and student outcomes and considers future directions for leadership and management development in education.

This text is essential reading for students of educational leadership and management as well as for policy-makers, headteachers and principals.

Leadership and School Improvement
Models of Educational Leadership
The Significance of Leadership and Management Development
The Curriculum for Leadership Development: Content and Process
Preparing and Supporting Leaders in Developed Countries
The National College for School Leadership
Preparing and Supporting Leaders in Developing Countries
The Impact of Leadership Development
The Future of Leadership Development

This has been very useful for students and also educators wishing to progress within their role.

Mrs Michelle Grainger
Sheffield Centre, LifeSkills
September 29, 2014

A very good book for Doctoral program students

Dr Anthony Koyzis
Educational Studies , University of Nicosia
February 18, 2014

A good book with relevant reading for the course specification

Curriculum , Leek College
May 14, 2013

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