ERIC Number: ED486689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
The Essentials of School Leadership
Davies, Brent, Ed.
The book brings together a unique set of "leadership voices" to explore the contemporary nature of school leadership. This book brings together some of the major leadership themes so that the reader can access key aspects and dimensions of leadership in one place, written by leading authorities in the field. The book aims to bridge the gap between the academic and professional world by providing, in an accessible form, a leadership understanding to assist those undertaking a leadership role or those working with leaders. To this end the book is aimed at leaders in schools and those aspiring to leadership, together with those in the academic community who are engaged in leadership development work in schools. The book draws on experts in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia. The authors all have a common usage of the term "leadership" but those from the USA and Canada tend to use "administration" whereas those from the UK and Australia use "management" for the more functional tasks. After an introduction entitled, The Essentials of School Leadership, by Brent Davies, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) "Strategic Leadership" (Brent Davies and Barbara J. Davies); (2) "Transformational Leadership" (Kenneth Leithwood and Doris Jantzi); (3) "Invitational Leadership" (John M. Novak); (4) "Ethical Leadership" (Robert J. Starratt); (5) "Learning-Centred Leadership" (Geoff Southworth); (6) "Constructivist Leadership" (Linda Lambert); (7) "Poetical and Political Leadership" (Terrence E. Deal); (8) "Emotional Leadership" (Brenda Beatty); (9) "Entrepreneurial Leadership" (Guilbert C. Hentschke and Brian J. Caldwell); (10) "Distributed Leadership" (Alma Harris); and (11) "Sustainable Leadership" (Andy Hargreaves). (Contains 19 figures.) An index is also included.
Descriptors: Public Education, Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Ethics, Constructivism (Learning), Leadership Qualities, Cultural Pluralism, Emotional Response, Principals, Entrepreneurship
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