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The Resource Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances : Strategies for Success

Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances : Strategies for Success

Label
Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances : Strategies for Success
Title
Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances
Title remainder
Strategies for Success
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The leadership of schools can make a significant difference to enhancing the life chances of students in schools and enabling them to succeed. This book examines leadership within schools, focusing on securing success within a challenging social and political environment. It explores the approaches to leadership adopted by four successful secondary school headteachers in a local authority situated in an area of high social deprivation and identifies the impact the headteachers of these schools have on staff, students and community. It analyses the key leadership strategies of these successful
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Smith, Philip
Dewey number
  • 371.200941
  • 371.2011
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
LB2901 .S57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bell, Les
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  • Educational leadership
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Educational leadership
  • Great Britain
  • Organization & management of education
  • School governors & school boards
Label
Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances : Strategies for Success
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Appendix 1: Statistical data for all schools within Coalborough local authority for the academic year 2007-2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Schools in Challenging Circumstances; Challenging circumstances: Background and measurement; The developing policy and politics of schools in challenging circumstances; The role of leadership in challenging circumstances; The schools in the study; Two linked research studies on leading in challenging circumstances; 2 School Leadership: Concepts and Realities; Concepts of leadership and management; Confused and contested leadership styles and theories; Policy contexts and realities
  • Transactional and transformational leadership: A framework for analysisImplementing transformational leadership in a school setting; 3 Using Transactional Leadership in Schools; The outcome as priority: Focusing on task; Meeting the benchmark: The focus on standards; Looking to national standards: The use of external measures; Rearranging the priorities: Reactiveness and responsiveness; The mechanistic school: Planning, reward and continuity; Conclusions: Transactional leadership; 4 Using Transformational Leadership in Schools; Person-centredness: A key attribute
  • Development and change: Possibilities for people and their environmentForming the future: The focus on vision; Sharing the vision: Inspiring others; Seizing the chance: Fluidity and flexibility; Core values: A cornerstone of transformational leadership; Developing people: The ability to change; Conclusions: Transformational leadership; 5 Deploying Transformational Leadership: Strategies for Challenging Circumstances; The deployment of transformational leadership; Headteachers' perceptions of themselves as transformational leaders; Vision and communication in transformational leadership
  • Valuing and building relationshipsHandling unpredictability; The use of motivation as a vehicle for achievement; Relaying personal values in communications; Headteachers as transformational leaders: The evidence for success; Impact on the wider community; Conclusions: Transformations and strategies; 6 Implementing Transformational Leadership in a Challenging School: A Case Study; Packwood School: The background; First impressions of Packwood School; The process of change: Transforming the transactional; Change through transformational leadership strategies
  • Changes resulting from academy statusIs this transformational leadership?; Conclusions: From kicked-in doors to a 'welcoming, friendly learning environment'; 7 Successful Leadership in Challenging Circumstances: From Theory to Implementation; Transactional leadership: Demonstrating high standards; Transformational leadership: Creating high standards; Finding a transformational leadership style; The constructivist paradigm and transformational leadership: A symbiotic relationship; Strategies for transformational leadership; Conclusion: Misquoting the Beatles
Control code
862050059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441156822
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023343003
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9781441145468
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862050059
Label
Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances : Strategies for Success
Publication
Note
Appendix 1: Statistical data for all schools within Coalborough local authority for the academic year 2007-2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Schools in Challenging Circumstances; Challenging circumstances: Background and measurement; The developing policy and politics of schools in challenging circumstances; The role of leadership in challenging circumstances; The schools in the study; Two linked research studies on leading in challenging circumstances; 2 School Leadership: Concepts and Realities; Concepts of leadership and management; Confused and contested leadership styles and theories; Policy contexts and realities
  • Transactional and transformational leadership: A framework for analysisImplementing transformational leadership in a school setting; 3 Using Transactional Leadership in Schools; The outcome as priority: Focusing on task; Meeting the benchmark: The focus on standards; Looking to national standards: The use of external measures; Rearranging the priorities: Reactiveness and responsiveness; The mechanistic school: Planning, reward and continuity; Conclusions: Transactional leadership; 4 Using Transformational Leadership in Schools; Person-centredness: A key attribute
  • Development and change: Possibilities for people and their environmentForming the future: The focus on vision; Sharing the vision: Inspiring others; Seizing the chance: Fluidity and flexibility; Core values: A cornerstone of transformational leadership; Developing people: The ability to change; Conclusions: Transformational leadership; 5 Deploying Transformational Leadership: Strategies for Challenging Circumstances; The deployment of transformational leadership; Headteachers' perceptions of themselves as transformational leaders; Vision and communication in transformational leadership
  • Valuing and building relationshipsHandling unpredictability; The use of motivation as a vehicle for achievement; Relaying personal values in communications; Headteachers as transformational leaders: The evidence for success; Impact on the wider community; Conclusions: Transformations and strategies; 6 Implementing Transformational Leadership in a Challenging School: A Case Study; Packwood School: The background; First impressions of Packwood School; The process of change: Transforming the transactional; Change through transformational leadership strategies
  • Changes resulting from academy statusIs this transformational leadership?; Conclusions: From kicked-in doors to a 'welcoming, friendly learning environment'; 7 Successful Leadership in Challenging Circumstances: From Theory to Implementation; Transactional leadership: Demonstrating high standards; Transformational leadership: Creating high standards; Finding a transformational leadership style; The constructivist paradigm and transformational leadership: A symbiotic relationship; Strategies for transformational leadership; Conclusion: Misquoting the Beatles
Control code
862050059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441156822
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023343003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781441145468
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862050059

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