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Leading Professional Practice in Education

Leading Professional Practice in Education

November 2012 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by leading academics, this volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organizational improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies, and case examples of effective practice.

Divided into three parts, the book covers:

  • Leading learning and learner leadership, including the relationship between leadership and student learning, international research and notions of student voice
  • Change processes, considering distributed leadership, resources to support learning, and the links between accountability and organizational improvement
  • Leading professional development for educational contexts including: concepts of professional identities; formal, informal and alternative forms of professional learning and development; and professional communities of practice

Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for graduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.

Margaret Preedy
Pete Bradshaw
Sue Swaffield and John MacBeath
Leadership for Learning
Kenneth Leithwood
Leadership and Student Learning: What Works and How
Alma Harris
Teacher Leadership and Organisational Development
Viviane M. J. Robinson, Claire A. Lloyd and Kenneth J. Rowe
The Impact of Leadership on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Differential Effects of Leadership Types
Pamela R. Hallam et al
Trust and Educational Leadership: Comparing the Development and Role of Trust between U S and Ugandan School Administrators
Pat Thomson
Coming to Terms with 'Voice'
Mark Priestley
Schools, Teachers and Curriculum Change: A Balancing Act?
Margaret Preedy
Michael Fullan
Educational Change: Implementation and Continuation
Linda Darling-Hammond
Teaching and the Change Wars: The Professionalism Hypothesis
Jorunn Møller
School Leadership in an Age of Accountability: Tensions between Managerial and Professional Accountability
Helen S. Timperley
Distributing Leadership to Improve Outcomes for Students
Raymond Caldwell
Change from the Middle? Exploring Middle Manager Strategic and Sense-Making Agency in Public Services
Rosalind Levacic
Managing Resources to Support Learning
Marion Cartwright
Jacky Lumby and Fenwick English
From Simplicism to Complexity in Leadership Identity and Preparation: Exploring the Lineage and Dark Secrets
Victoria J. Marsick, Karen E. Watkins, and Barbara Lovin
Revisiting Informal and Incidental Learning as a Vehicle for Professional Learning and Development
Louise Stoll
Leading Professional Learning Communities
Tony Bush
Leadership Development
Bruce G. Barnett and Gary R. O'Mahony
Mentoring and Coaching Programmes for the Professional Development of School Leaders
Marion Cartwright
Myriad Professional Identities: The Challenge for Leading Professional Development in the Further Education Context?
Margaret Preedy

'This excellent compilation provides a valuable overview of key themes and issues, enabling the reader to engage critically with emerging ideas and debates'-Professor Tim Simkins, Sheffield Hallam University

'This timely collection brings together important writings to critically examine the complex issue of leadership for learning and how pupil, professional and institutional learning are inextricably linked. Highly recommended'
- Professor Peter Earley, London Centre for Leadership in Learning

This book has provided some useful information for the completion of assignments.

Mr Chris John Walker
Dept of Social & Professional Studies, Somerset College of Arts & Technology
March 10, 2016

This is an excellent book that explains the idea of leadership for learning. The selection of readings provides a rich understanding of the interlink between pupils, practitioners, educational institutions, and communities. From leading learning to leading professional development, this book provides an insight into the complex world of leadership in practice. It is recommended to master students and practitioners working in the educational field.

Dr Violeta Perez del Aguila
Department of Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University
May 27, 2015

A recommended book

Dr Anthony Koyzis
Educational Studies , University of Nicosia
March 5, 2015

Links well to year 2 DET module on professionalism.

Ms Jane Burrow
Please select your department, Bromley College of FE & HE
December 9, 2014

Interesting book for students. The level is fine and it covers enough subjects

Mrs Ritie Van Rooijen
Instituut Pedagogiek, Hogeschool Utrecht
July 15, 2014

Interesting supplemental book for students

Mrs Ritie van Rooijen
Instituut Pedagogiek, Hogeschool Utrecht
September 4, 2015

As with previous Open University publications used in the MA Education Leadership and Management modules at my University, Leading Professional Practice in Education provides a very good range of conceptual papers and research reports written by experts in the field.

Mrs Agnieszka Bates
Education, Roehampton University
March 18, 2013

Useful book to assist with the concept of Inclusive Practice. Valuable information that supports the frameworks for building positive leadership skills and the effectice practice required in our everyday working life. Debates around the implementation of effective practice and the importance of making change and improving practice.
I would like to use as part of the reading requirements for Sep 2013

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
February 28, 2013

A useful book which examine the complex issue of leadership. The book also examines the implementation and continuation of change within the organisation - a contemporary issue within the field of education.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
January 18, 2013

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