ERIC Number: ED453388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Issues: Raising Achievement.
Horsfall, Chris, Ed.
This document contains five papers examining the meaning and operation of leadership as a variable affecting student achievement in further education colleges in the United Kingdom. "Introduction" (Chris Horsfall) discusses school effectiveness studies' findings regarding the relationship between leadership and effective schools, distinguishes "management" from "leadership," and introduces the remaining papers. "Leadership in Further Education: A Summary Report from a Review of the Literature" (Stephen J. Sawbridge) focuses on the following topics: what the term "leadership" means; what leaders look like; what leaders do; who leaders are; and how leadership affects student outcomes. "A Shift from Management to Leadership" (Alan Hooper) examines the following topics: the shift from management to leadership; leadership competencies; and the behavior of effective change leaders. "'It All Goes Wrong in the Middle': A Reassessment of the Influence of College Structures on Middle Managers" (Loraine Powell) reports on the implications of a study of middle managers' perceptions of their role and work for extending middle managers' repertoire through management development. "Team Leaders Make a Difference in Raising Achievement!" (Chris Horsfall) describes the development of a short training course for FE managers and reports on other plans to raise student achievement through leadership development. Most papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Change Agents, Change Strategies, College Programs, Competence, Definitions, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries, Influences, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Literature Reviews, Management Development, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom