1st Edition

Your Education Leadership Handbook

By Jim McGrath, Anthony Coles Copyright 2012
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    '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

    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


    McGrath, Jim; Coles, Anthony