ERIC Number: ED460078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Towards Effective Subject Leadership in the Primary School.
Bell, Derek; Ritchie, Ron
This book examines the position of subject leader in elementary schools in light of four key areas identified by the National Standards for Subject Leadership: strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, and efficient and effective staff deployment. It combines existing research with new material, presenting the underpinning principles and analyzing the complex roles and responsibilities of subject leaders. It also provides advice for subject leaders illustrated by a series of case studies and tasks. The book emphasizes the importance of leadership, children's learning, professional development, and collaboration. The 14 chapters are: (1) "Coordinator or Subject Leader?" (2) "Developing a Leadership Role"; (3) "Strategic Direction and Development"; (4) "Improving Teaching and Learning"; (5) "Policies, Schemes and Plans"; (6) "Expectations and Assessment"; (7) "Professional Relationships"; (8) "Supporting Colleagues on an Individual Basis"; (9) "Working with Groups"; (10) "Managing Resources"; (11) "Managing Time"; (12) "Monitoring and Evaluation"; (13) "Management of Change"; and (14) "Pulling it all Together." (Contains 135 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Collegiality, Cooperative Planning, Coordinators, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Strategic Planning, Student Evaluation, Time Management
Taylor and Francis Group, 7625 Empire Dr., Florence, KY 41042 (hardback: ISBN-0-335-20183-0, $90; paperback: ISBN-0-335-20182-2, $26.95). Tel: 800-634-7064 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Published by Open University Press.