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Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management

  • Author: Mike Wallace,Louise Poulson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761947967
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 247
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Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management is a unique resource which combines a teaching text with exemplary reports of small-scale research and a literature review conducted by international scholars. Part One gives the reader a framework for the critical analysis of any text and explains how to incorporate it into a literature review for a course assignment, dissertation or thesis.

Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning

Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning

  • Author: Louise Poulson,Mike Wallace
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761947981
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 238
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This book combines a teaching text with exemplary reports of research and a literature review by international scholars.

Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy

Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy

  • Author: Andrew Goodwyn,Andrew W Stables
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761944737
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 238
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Following other volumes in the Learning to Read Critically series, Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy aims to develop skills of critical analysis and research design.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Ambiguity, Professionals and Managerialism

  • Author: Eric Hoyle,Mike Wallace
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847877184
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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'Hoyle and Wallace illustrate with penetrating insight the perverse outcome of tightening management and leadership so much that it leads to three different forms, each with the same five characteristics, of what they call "managerialism": excessive micromanagement of schools in a sometimes futile and self-defeating quest for success' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement `This book is an excellent read about management and leadership in schools. Overall, I felt that this book makes a positive contribution to the debate about the impact of managerialism within public services. I liked the elements that made up the ironic orientation (scepticism, pragmatism and contingency), recognising them in my own experiences in Higher Education, and I liked the way in which the concept of irony was linked to some key concerns as well as positive practices. This is a book that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in leadership and management in schools, but given its broader application, I would also recommend the book to anyone interested in leadership and management in the public sector' - ESCalate Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy 'Eric Hoyle and Mike Wallace are two of the best known writers on educational leadership and management. They have made very significant contributions to organisational theory and its application to education for four decades. This book's focus on ambiguity and irony provides a welcome and timely contrast to the rational assumptions and managerialism which underpin government policy and much academic writing in this field' - Professor Tony Bush, International Educational Leadership Centre, University of Lincoln 'They have brought to centre-stage ideas and concepts which have largely been peripheral in the field, and in doing so have made us look with new lenses at what we need to say about professional work and identity. It has therefore performed a valuable and much needed service, and will provide a major reference point in debates about the future of the education profession' - Mike Bottery, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership 'This in an important book. I wish I had written it, indeed I wish I had the skill, the knowledge and the wit to write it' - Mark Brundrett, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership Why do efforts to improve the quality of education via organizational leadership and management make matters worse in some respects as well as better? In what ways are education professionals responding to such efforts? The authors of this highly original book develop an ironic perspective for analysing the ambiguities and unintended consequences of well-intentioned actions in organizational life, and how these are exacerbated by change. Focusing on school leadership and management, Hoyle and Wallace suggest that major reforms have had limited success because the changes introduced have diverted school staff from their core task of promoting student learning, resulting in dissatisfaction, frustration and stress. They argue that a more temperate approach to leadership and management supported by wise policy-making can create structures that take the strain and reduce stress, encourage autonomy while accepting associated risks, and sponsor moderate experimentation and innovation emerging from communities of professional practice. Educational Leadership and Organizational Irony is essential reading for all concerned with improving education: advanced course students, leaders and managers, trainers, administrators, policy-makers and academics. It also offers insights for the study of public service and business organizations.

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

A Handbook for Postsecondary Administrators

  • Author: James R. Davis
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781573564977
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 249
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This is a book about leadership for college and university administrators, written by a professor of higher education who has also had a long administrative career. As Dr. Davis explains in the preface, leadership has been recognized recently as an activity that not only is associated with formal leadership roles, but also can bubble up in various places within the organization. Given that understanding, the author has written this book for a broadly defined audience of higher education administrators, including presidents, provosts, deans, and department chairs, as well as myriad administrators who work in student affairs, athletics, finance, admissions, funded research, development, and alumni relations, for example. The book also addresses the needs of those who facilitate leadership workshops, serve as mentors to potential leaders, and teach courses on higher education leadership and administration. While presenting all sides of key issues, the author calls for the reader to define his or her own position through a series of provocative questions in "Reflection" sections scattered throughout each chapter. Thus the book invites interaction and teaches administrators not what to think about leadership, but how to think about it. A directory of selected resources helps readers expand their learning through professional associations; key journals, magazines, and newspapers; and useful Web sites dedicated to postsecondary education. Notes at the end of each of the ten chapters list critical texts for further reading on the book's concepts, theories, and models. Valuable summaries of the best works on leadership and administration drawn from both higher education and business literature make this book an indispensable desk reference for the busy administrator. It may also soon be regarded as the best text available for leadership training for college and university administrators.

Designing Research for Publication

Designing Research for Publication

  • Author: Anne Sigismund Huff
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141294015X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 374
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Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

  • Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446242063
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 264
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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Written in a clear and straightforward fashion that is guaranteed to make you think, as well as encouraging constructive and engaging modes of writing that will improve your connection to your audience.' - Professor Graham Crow, University of Southampton How do you respond to adverts? Do you believe what they say, or look for a hidden agenda? Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. It may seem difficult at first, but you may already be a more critical reader than you think! This guide helps you develop both the ability to critically ask questions, and a reflective and critical approach to your own research and writing. Broken down into three parts, it builds up your skills and confidence through focused activities that progressively develop your ability to critically read and write. New to this 2nd edition: A range of subject specific examples from areas including linguistics, education, business and management Commentaries on using e-resources and features of e-research New online resources including worksheet templates, chapter activities and free access to journal articles. Look at the RESOURCES TAB to view and download the additional materials. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Leadership for Mortals

Leadership for Mortals

Developing and Sustaining Leaders of Learning

  • Author: Dean Fink
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412900546
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 170
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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.

Managing Special and Inclusive Education

Managing Special and Inclusive Education

  • Author: Stephen Rayner
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1848607563
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8680
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'This book is about putting the theory of effective management and leadership into practice in the constantly changing context of meeting the complex needs of children and young people...It is an excellent resource for those who work in, or who aspire to work in, children's services, education or multidisciplinary settings, at managerial or leadership level' - British Journal of Special Education This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. The author examines context, policy and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field. The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts. Written for aspiring and practising school leaders, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.

Leadership and Strategic Management in South African Schools

Leadership and Strategic Management in South African Schools

  • Author: Marianne Coleman,Michael Thurlow,Tony Bush
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850927269
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 242
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Through a mix of theory and school-based practice, and drawing on wide research, this volume provides both syntheses of educational management theory and examples of practice taken from South Africa's schools. It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at managers wishing to further their professional development in the field of educational management.

Educational Administration, Policy, and Reform

Educational Administration, Policy, and Reform

Research and Measurement

  • Author: Wayne K. Hoy,Cecil Miskel
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1607524988
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 389
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This book series on Theory and Research in Educational Administration is about understanding schools. We welcome articles and analyses that explain school organizations and administration. We are interested in the "why" questions about schools. To that end, case analyses, surveys, large data base analyses, experimental studies, and theoretical analyses are all welcome. We provide the space for authors to do comprehensive analyses where that is appropriate and useful. We believe that the Theory and Research in Educational Administration Series has the potential to make an important contribution to our field, but we will be successful only if our colleagues continue to join us in this mission.

Democratic Leadership in Education

Democratic Leadership in Education

  • Author: Philip Woods
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412902915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 167
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`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 book's ideas are a useful counterpoint to some of the daft notions of macho leadership and management being peddled in education and indeed the public sector more widely. Woods' book has the merits that, though radical, it seeks to base its recommendations in the real world and to argue that there are possibilities for change that can bring about real improvements in everyone's experience and outcomes. Matching the rhetoric of democracy with reality - or at least making them closer - might also improve the quality of our political process, and hence increase interest and reduce cynicism about politics, something which surely should be welcomed. Woods' agenda is significant and his book certainly worth reading' - ESCalate `Philip Woods productively refocuses our attention, not on heroes and visions but on how we understand and practise within educational institutions in ways that are social and relational. He provides a realistic and yet challenging analysis of democratic leadership in ways that speak to practitioners, policy makers and researchers. We deal everyday with issues of social justice, and Philip Woods shows us how we might think differently about it, and so work for a better system of learning and schooling' - Professor Helen Gunter, School of Education, University of Manchester 'Not another bunny, but a welcome academic fox' - Kevin Avison, Steiner Waldorf Schools' Fellowship 'The theory and practice of democracy and democratic leadership have implications for how we understand what ought to be counted as `improving schools' In this book the author focuses on the idea of democratic leadership. He examines what is meant by democratic leadership, and what forms it can take, and shows how it is relevant to school education and learning. The author shows how the ideals and theories of democratic leadership can translate into practice, and sets out some of the challenges that democratic leadership poses in the context of contemporary education . This book challenges many of the assumptions inherent in educational policy and conventional approaches to leadership. It is about understanding and exploring both the idea of democratic leadership and its practical relevance through examples drawn from practice and research. This book is for practitioners and students on professional development and academic courses. It will be essential reading for all policy-makers, academics and others (such as inspectors) who critically examine leadership and management of educational institutions. 'Every now and then a book is written in the field of leadership that stands out, says something different, is coherent, original and makes us really ponder and think. This is such a book - it will provoke policy-makers, academics, experienced practitioners and advanced students' - Camridge Journal & Education

Learning and Development

Learning and Development

  • Author: Rosemary Harrison
  • Publisher: CIPD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781843980506
  • Category: Career development
  • Page: 389
  • View: 7056
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This new edition of the best selling employee development text in the UK includes new enhanced pedagogy to make the text more accessible for students, as well as a supporting tutor website to encourage and retain core adoptions. It has been designed specifically to cater for the CIPD professional standards for the Learning and Development module, as well as for learning and development or employee development modules on HR and business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Written by the CIPD Chief Examiner for Learning and Development, the text offers comprehensive and balanced theory and practice for CIPD and non-CIPD students alike. TARGETED AT - Students studying CIPD Professional Qualifications and undergraduate and post graduate students taking an employee development module as part of an HRM/business course

Occupational Cluster Resource Notebook for Special Needs Learners

Occupational Cluster Resource Notebook for Special Needs Learners

Business, marketing, and management occupations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business education
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School: An Introduction to Education

School: An Introduction to Education

  • Author: Edward Ebert,Richard Culyer
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495809381
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 592
  • View: 8951
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Based on the ten INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners and have the ability to think critically about a multitude of issues. With, SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION, 2ND EDITION, authors Edward Ebert and Richard Culyer have developed a compelling and timely approach that presents teacher-candidates with a thorough overview of what it means to be an effective professional educator. Ebert and Culyer engage both the critical and creative thinking of teacher-candidates while encouraging discussion, reflection, and participation in the educational enterprise. First-person accounts and helpful strategies from prominent educators and in-service teachers, along with TeachSource Video Cases, provide insight into the realities of being a teacher in today’s rapidly changing society. The result is a book that empowers teacher-candidates as pre-professionals and, ultimately, as instructional leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

  • Author: Carolyn J. Downey,Betty E. Steffy,Fenwick W. English,William K. Poston, Jr.
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1412958970
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.

Chartridge Books Oxford Catalogue

Chartridge Books Oxford Catalogue

Catalogue 2013-2014

  • Author: Chartridge Books Oxford
  • Publisher: Chartridge Books Oxford
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 8
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Learning for Leadership

Learning for Leadership

Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations

  • Author: A. K. Rice
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 9781855752337
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
  • View: 7982
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This study, based on the experience of a series of residential courses and conferences that provide participants with opportunities to learn about the human problems of leadership, raises issues of vital importance in an industrial society that must evolve new conceptions of leadership and new methods of training adequate to the needs of changing technologies.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Human Resource Management in Education

Human Resource Management in Education

Contexts, Themes and Impact

  • Author: Justine Mercer,Bernard Barker,Richard Bird
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136964983
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9942
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The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led, and with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership, policy, curriculum, human resources and accountability. Each book in the series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process, themes and impact. Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell The effects of globalization are evident in education policy around the world. Governments from the United States to China are driving their education systems to produce more skilled, more flexible, more adaptable employees. The pressure to perform is all-pervasive, meaning present-day leaders have to go beyond the principles of humane and equitable management practice and look for a competitive advantage through strategies that enhance motivation, build capacity for organizational improvement, and produce better value-added performance. Human Resource Management in Education debates the fundamental question of how far effective human resource management policies can enable schools and colleges to transcend the paradoxes of the global reform agenda. It analyses the relationship between leadership, the classroom and results, and uses case studies to explore the extent to which performance is enhanced by distributed leadership and constrained by social, political and economic contexts. The book is divided into three parts: examining the current context of human resource management, by critically analysing globalization, human capital theory, and worldwide trends in government legislation, societal values, and teacher culture(s); exploring two pairs of contemporary themes in human resource management, by comparing the roles of leaders and followers, on the one hand, and contrasting learning and greedy organizations, on the other; looking at how the context and the themes impact on particular contemporary practices in human resource management, by analysing the selection and development of professionals, the remodelling of school teams and the management of performance. The authors carefully blend advocacy with evidence to ensure relevance for both practitioner and academic audiences across the globe. The book would be of particular use to students on masters courses in educational leadership.