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International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

ISBN 9780805863871
Published July 22, 2008 by Routledge
510 Pages

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Book Description

Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), the British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS), and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM), this is the first book to provide a comprehensive and comparative review of what is known about the preparation and development of primary and secondary school leaders across the globe. It describes current issues and debates and offers an assessment of where the field of leadership development is headed. Key features include the following:

Global Focus: this book provides the first comprehensive look at leadership preparation and development across the globe. The chapter authors are distinguished scholars, drawn from the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa.

Topical & Geographical Focus: provides researchers and policymakers with critical descriptions and assessments of both topical and geographical areas.

International Expertise: chapter contributors are drawn from a variety of theoretical perspectives and represent all major continents.

Table of Contents

Concepts of Leadership and its Development  1. The Nature and Specialized Purposes of Educational Leadership  2. Leadership and Culture  3.  A Life and Career Based Framework for the Study of Leaders in Education: Problems, Possibilities and Prescriptions  4.  Effects of Leadership on Student Academic Affective Achievement 5. Race and Racism in Leadership Development  6. Gender and Leadership Development 7.  Theories of Learning  The Practice of Leadership Development  8. School Development and School Leader Development - New Learning Opportunities for School Leaders and their Schools  9. The Recruitment and Selection of School Leaders  10. Curriculum and Pedagogy  11. Mentoring and Coaching Programs for the Professional Development of School Leaders  12. Evaluation of School Principals 13. Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Leadership Development  International Reflections  14.  Leadership Preparation and Development in North America  15. Leadership Development in Latin America  16. Leadership Development in Europe  17.  School Leadership Development in Africa  18. Preparing and Developing School Leaders in the Middle East  19. Leader Development across Three Chinese Societies  20. Professional Learning of School Leaders in Australia  21. Leadership Development in Small Island States  22. Epilogue

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