Leadership: What's in it for Schools?

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Education - 146 pages
The What's in it for Schools series has been written by experts in the field for an audience of busy practitioners. The books present research and thinking about topical education issues and present it in an accessible and relevant way.
What makes a good leader? Does good leadership matter in helping schools be more successful? This concise and accessible book examines leadership in a practical way by helping principals, heads, teachers and parents establish their roles and responsibilities and get to grips with the unique leadership requirements of schools.
The author explores issues such as leadership, what it is and how it works, character and culture as keys to improvement, how to build commitment, motivation and improved performance, and using local standards and assessments to improve schools and leadership as a form of social capital.
 

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Contents

The real context for leadership
1
Leading with ideas
20
New leadership roles and competencies
38
Leading communities of responsibility
59
School character school effectiveness and layered standards
76
Leadership and learning searching for a practical theory
99
Leadership in the real world a postscript by Richard Middleton
126
Notes
134
References
136
Index
143
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Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration and Senior Fellow, Center for Educational Leadership at Trinity University, San Antonio

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