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1st Edition

Your Education Leadership Handbook

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ISBN 9781408284797
Published January 20, 2012 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

'Through their reflective and practical styles, and a subtle touch of humour, McGrath and Coles show us in this text that leadership can be fun to study.' Pontso Moorosi, University of Warwick

Your Education Leadership Handbook should be essential reading for anyone managing or aspiring to lead in education, whether in the primary, secondary or post-compulsory sector.

Written in the form of a fictional case study, the book charts the progress of a teacher and their academic tutor, introducing key concepts, theories and debates in educational leadership, whilst applying them to real work-based situations. The innovative, narrative style will help readers understand the links between dry theory and actual practice, making it the most accessible, engaging and useful book of its kind.

Whether you are a student, middle manager or leader in education, this handbook will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to:

Discuss a wide range of leadership theories

Analyse and understand events in their workplace

Identify and develop your own leadership style

Understand how to apply theory to your own practice

Table of Contents

Tutorial 1  Managerialism and control

Tutorial 2  Organisational culture

Tutorial 3  Management, leadership and power

Tutorial 4  Trait and emotional intelligence theory

Tutorial 5  Style, contingency and situational theory 

Tutorial 6  Leader member exchange (LMX) and transactional theory (TLX)

Tutorial 7  Charismatic (CL) and transformational leadership (TL)

Tutorial 8  Management gurus and the birth of distributed leadership

Tutorial 9  Leading change and motivating followers

Tutorial 10  Ethics and Leadership

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Dr Jim McGrath recently retired from teaching at Birmingham City University. He remains a visiting lecturer and continues to teach on a number of MA modules.

Dr Anthony Coles is Reader in Post-compulsory Education and MA Education Course Director at Birmingham City University. Much of his teaching involves research skills and supporting professional development.