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What is our best present understandingof good school leadership? How do I lead my school to make itrelevant to students of the 21st century? The idea for this book grew out of aninternational conference organized by theNational College for School Leadership,An International Future: learning frombest practice worldwide, which exploredinvative and significant aspects ofeducational leadership and brought together internationalcolleagues to generate new understandings. The conference proved adynamic forum for debate for researchers, academics, policy-makersand practitioners. It was clear at the conference that there was aconsensus of understanding around certain key themes that crossednational boundaries. In Developing Leadership, well-kwninternational contributors explore this consensus to promote the keythemes which reflect our best present understanding of good schoolleadership, and to inform school leaders about leading edge thinkingwhich bears on their role. These key ideas, which are highlighted at various points throughoutthe book, are built around professional learning communities;distributed leadership; strategic thinking about ICT; sustainability;internship; mentoring and coaching. Contributors: Ray Bolam, Martin Coles, Gary Crow, Clive Dimmock,Dean Fink, David Green, Andy Hargreaves, Sing Kong Lee, BillMulford, Fred Paterson, Tony Richardson, Geoff Southworth, JamesSpillane, Louise Stoll, Ken Stott, Allan Walker, John West-Burnham
Martin Coles and Geoff Southworth are both at the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), Nottingham. Raymond Bolam is Emeritus Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and a Visiting Professor in the Departments of Education at the Universities of Bath and Leicester. H has also held Chairs in Education at Cardiff and Swansea Universities, He has acted as consultant to the UNESCO, the OECD, the British Council, and the European Commission as well as to governments and national and international agencies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. His research and publications have focused on school leadership, professional development, school improvement and the management of change. He is currently co-directing a nationally funded study on 'Creating and Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communities' in schools. Gary M. Crow is Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of Utah (USA). His research interests include work socialization of school site leaders and school reform. His most recent, co-authored, book is Being and Becoming a Principal. He is president-elect of the University Council for Educational Administration. Clive Dimmock is Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Management, University of Leicester. He has published extensively in the areas of cultural and cross-cultural approaches to leadership and school improvement, and has an abiding interest in Asian education and the leadership of multi-ethnic schools in both Anglo-American and Asian contexts. Dean Fink is a former superintendent and principal in Ontario, Canada, an associate of the International Centre for Educational Change at the University of Toronto, and a visiting a fellow of the International Leadership Centre at the University of Hull. His most recent book is It's About Learning and It's About Time (with Louise Stoll and Lorna Earl). Dr. Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. Prior to that, he was Professor of Educational Leadership and Change at the University of Nottingham, England and Co-director of and Professor in the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is holder of the Canadian Education Association/Whitworth 2000 Award for outstanding contributions to educational research. Andy Hargreaves is the author and editor of more than twenty books in the fields of teacher development, the culture of the school and educational change. His most recent book, Teaching In The Knowledge Society: education in the age of insecurity, was given the 2004 Outstanding Book Award in curriculum studies by the American Educational Research Association. Bill Mulford, Professor and Director of the Leadership for Learning Research Group in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. Bill is a former teacher, school principal, Assistant Director of Education and Past President and of both national and international professional associations in educational administration,. He is an adviser to state and national Departments of Education and a consultant to international organisations. Dr. Fred Paterson is Senior Research Officer for the National College for School Leadership and 'lead enquirer' for the New Visions programme. Previously, Fred worked as an educational researcher at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, an advisory teacher and a primary practitioner in Nottinghamshire. Tony Richardson, Director of Online Learning. The National College for School Leadership (NCSL). Tony has been a primary headteacher, an education adviser specialising in Information and Communications Technology, a senior primary adviser and most recently Chief Education Adviser and Head of Northamptonsh
Geoff Southworth, Martin J. Coles
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