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- McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.00
Reviewing findings from international work and from a major study conducted in Scotland, the Improving School Effectiveness Project, this book builds up a picture of what effectiveness is, how it can be measured, and what it means for teachers, parents and pupils. It is useful for teachers, heads, inspectors, and policy-makers. more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 36.00
`This is an important book for anyone who is serious about introducing or sustaining democratic leadership in schools. Busy practitioners will get much from it by going straight to the chapters about how democratic leadership could be made to work`- Kate Myers, Times Educational Supplement `I found this an interesting and stimulating book. The... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 46.00
This book explores the limits to rational management. The authors develop the idea of organizational irony as a central concept for analyzing and explaining management activity in a managerialist environment. Drawing on international research as well as their own extensive experience in educational organizations, the authors show that effectiveness... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 37.00
Copublished with Corwin Press This resource for prospective and practicing school leaders presents a model for leadership development, selection, and succession, and describes the intellectual "tool kit" that leaders can develop. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 36.95
'One of the great things about Brent Davies? books is that they combine rigorous research with practical reality. Leading the Strategically Focused School is no exception. Indeed in this text Brent has surpassed himself in drawing on the two decades of research underpinning his concept of Strategic Leadership and then relating it to the current... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 40.00
Drawing widely on evidence from around the world, this book provides recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners seeking a new image of the educational leader: one who secures high levels of achievement for all students in all settings. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 34.00
'An ideal text for challenging the thinking of those studying for NPQH? The conclusion by the authors suggests nine major points to consider if improvement for schools in extremely challenging circumstances is to happen and be sustained. These 'nine lesson for policy makers' are very frank and pertinent points, let's hope at least some of our policy... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 120.00
In the 21st century, the perceived crisis in how schools educate students significantly influences the decision of teachers to move into administrative positions as well as their ability to succeed once they take on these positions. Influenced by the media, the community and the teachers lounge, many good educators are increasingly unwilling... more...