In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools.
The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools.
The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives.
This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.

chapter |6 pages


ByAlma Harris

part I|46 pages

The changing context of leadership

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

The changing context of leadership

Research, theory and practice
ByAlma Harris

chapter Chapter 2|27 pages

The changing learning needs of heads

Building and sustaining effectiveness
ByChristopher Day

part II|52 pages

Contemporary views of leadership

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Instructional leadership and school improvement 1

ByDavid Hopkins

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

Teacher leadership and school improvement

ByAlma Harris

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Building the capacity for leading and learning

ByDavid Hopkins, David Jackson

part III|50 pages

Building leadership capacity

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Building capacity versus growing schools

ByMark Hadfield

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Capacity-building, school improvement and school leaders

ByMark Hadfield

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Building the leadership capacity for school improvement

A case study
ByChristopher Chapman

part IV|41 pages

Future directions and implications for leadership and school improvement

chapter Chapter 9|23 pages

Successful leadership in the twenty-first century

ByChristopher Day

chapter Chapter 10|16 pages

Professional learning communities and performance training sects

The emerging apartheid of school improvement
ByAndy Hargreaves