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The Challenges of Educational Leadership

The Challenges of Educational Leadership

First Edition

September 2004 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`It should be essential reading at the National College for School Leadership' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine

`This book continues Michael Bottery's principled and persuasive assault on the application by policymakers of fashionable, shallow and decontextualised solutions (in this case leadership) to fundamental problems and issues in the definition, design and purposes of education. It is distinguished by its embeddedness in wider social science ideas and debates, enabling the challenges that schools and teachers face to be set in context, and by its sharp assessment of the impact of decades of the erosion of trust and meaning on educational work' - Jenny Ozga, Professor of Educational Research, Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh

In this book Mike Bottery presents critical issues about the purposes of educational leadership.

He examines how `official' concepts of leadership are driven by demands which are not always to the educational, political, or social benefit of practitioners.

This book will help educational leaders and aspiring educational leaders to examine their own values and practice.

The Book's Intentions
Shifting Frames of Reference: The Need for Ecological Leadership
The Global Challenge
The Impact of Commodification and Fragmentation
The Impact of Standardization and Control
The Impact on Trust
The Impact on Truth and Meaning
The Impact on Identity
Learning Communities in a World of Control and Fragmentation
Professionals at the Crossroad
Models of Educational Leadership

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF of Chapter 2

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