Many countries face a crisis in recruitment to the most senior positions in schools at a time when arguments rage about the best way to develop our school leaders.
Focusing on leadership development in ten diverse cultural contexts, this book brings together some of the most senior commentators in the field of educational leadership development to provide a global perspective on leadership development programmes and practices. The rise of leadership development programmes has presented opportunities for some and challenges for others. These challenges are both practical and conceptual and relate to a series of questions that are unpacked in the book including:
This book should be fascinating reading for all those engaged in educational research and teaching, and working, in educational leadership.
1. Introduction - Leadership development in a global environment 2. From ad-hoc provision to complex framework: the rise of leadership development programmes in England 3. The changing landscape of head teacher preparation in Scotland 4. Educational leadership development in Greece 5. Educational leadership development in the Czech Republic 6. Leadership development in Kosovo 7. The training and development of principals in Israel 8. Preparing leaders, preparing learners, the Hong Kong experience 9. Only Connect: Australia’s attempts to forge a national agenda for quality school leadership 10. Capability in the leadership of teaching and learning: The validity and utility of a self-assessment tool 11. The landscape of initial school leadership preparation activity in the US