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Advancing Education

School Leadership in Action, 1st Edition

Edited by William Walker, Meredydd Hughes, Robin Farquhar


306 pages

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Originally published in 1991. Compiled by prominent figures in the educational administration field across the Commonwealth for the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (CCEA) this imaginative and forward-looking book is for practitioners and academics world-wide.

The book illuminates significant issues in educational administration; sensitizes readers to the rapidity and inevitability of change in the field; guides well-informed administrative action; provides a comprehensive overview of emergent developments in the study and practice of educational administration; and demonstrates the leadership of the CCEA as a professional association.

Having regard to differences of national context, universal issues of policy and practice are explored and two key leadership roles are described and analysed, namely, that of school principal / head teacher, and that of school superintendent / education officer.

Table of Contents

Preface William Walker, Robin Farquhar and Meredydd Hughes Part 1: Introduction 1. The Changing Commonwealth William Walker Part 2: Some Issues of Practice Introduction 2. Centralization and Decentralization in Curriculum and Evaluation: Looking Both Ways at Once Hedley Beare and Andrew Sturman 3. Accountability and Autonomy: Dual Strands for the Administrator Wayne L. Edwards 4. Effective Schools: An International Perspective Larry Sackney 5. The Professionalization of Teachers Kevin A. Wilson 6. Equity and Cultural Diversity M. Kazim Bacchus. Comment Part 3: Key Administrative Roles Introduction. Part A: The School Principal/Headteacher 7. The School Principal in Australia Judith D. Chapman 8. Headteachers in England and Wales Ray Bolam 9. The School Principal in India Chaman L. Sapra 10. The School Headteacher in Kenya Jotham O. Olembo and Samuel S. Maneno 11. The School Principal in Nigeria Nicholas A. Nwagwu Part B: The School Superintendent/Education Officer 12. The School Superintendent in Canada Robin H. Farquhar 13. The State Director of Education in Malaysia Tunku Ismail Jewa 14. The Education Officer in New Zealand Kenneth A. Rae 15. School Supervision in the West Indies: Focus on Trinidad and Tobago Claudia Harvey and Gwendoline Williams Comment Part 4: Resources for Educational Advance Introduction 16. The Selection, Preparation and Professional Development of Educational Administrators Colin Moyle and Bernadette Taylor 17. Theory and Research as Catalysts for Change Meredydd Hughes and Tony Bush 18. CCEA and the Commonwealth: Living Organizations for Development John Weeks

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education Management

Reissuing works originally published between 1975 and 1997, this collection includes books covering all aspect of managing schools, from primary to further education. With an international selection of authors, some volumes present case studies while others address wider areas of concern in the management of educational institutions. Individual volumes concern special schools and specific types such as the grant-maintained system in the UK. Topics cross over from finance to staff development to politics and governance to innovation. This is an excellent varied set for any education management bookself.

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