1st Edition

Creating Leaders in the Classroom How Teachers Can Develop a New Generation of Leaders

By Hilarie Owen Copyright 2007
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book encourages the commitment of teachers and parents, in order to develop responsible, self reliant and knowledgeable young people with great leadership skills. Although the books main focus is on the development of the child and their leadership skills, it also has a subtle approach to the development of the teacher and parent.

    The book aims to:

    • examine the principles of leadership from the teachers perspective
    • look in to what leadership means to children and how they can be educated to be better leaders
    • explore and strengthen existing good practice in schools, developing what teachers do in the classroom and its impact on leadership.

    In this book Hilarie Owen shares her extensive knowledge and experience with teachers and parents alike, enabling them to develop leadership talent and pass these skills on to children of all ages.

    Introduction  Part 1 The Teachers' Perspective  1. What leadership means to teachers  2. Factors affecting a child's leadership ability  3. Teachers as leaders  Part 2 The Pupils Perspective  4. What leadership means to pupils  5. How and when children gain leadership skills  6. Does the type of school a child attaends affect their leadership ability  Part 3 The Implementation  7. How to strengthen good practice in schools  8: Developing what teachers do in the classroom  9: Supporting leadership learning  Conclusion


    Hilarie Owen

    I think this book would be widely welcomed in English speaking countries and probably elsewhere. It would be of considerable interest to headteachers and teachers generally and would add to the thinking about personalised education. We tend to have a limited view of the leadership abilities children and young people can develop and there is much to be said for expanding our thinking on this subject. It would also be of interest to the student market and to teacher trainers.

    I think this is a very promising proposal and I would certainly recommend that you publish this book. I look forward to reading it! Joan Dean

    I the book should be published, if its main drive and energy is in offering guidance to educators in an experiential way, and if it takes forward what is already being achieved in this area. Elizabeth Holmes