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Leading Professional Practice in Education

Christine Wise

Written by leading academics, this volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organizational improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies, and case examples of effective practice.

Divided into three parts, the book covers:

  • Leading learning and learner leadership, including the relationship between leadership and student learning, international research and notions of student voice
  • Change processes, considering distributed leadership, resources to support learning, and the links between accountability and organizational improvement
  • Leading professional development for educational contexts including: concepts of professional identities; formal, informal and alternative forms of professional learning and development; and professional communities of practice

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Publish Date: Nov 19th, 2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.60in - 6.70in - 0.80in - 1.55lb
  • EAN: 9781446253335
  • Categories: LeadershipAdministration - General
Praise for this book
′This excellent compilation provides a valuable overview of key themes and issues, enabling the reader to engage critically with emerging ideas and debates′-Professor Tim Simkins, Sheffield Hallam University

′This timely collection brings together important writings to critically examine the complex issue of leadership for learning and how pupil, professional and institutional learning are inextricably linked. Highly recommended′
- Professor Peter Earley, London Centre for Leadership in Learning