'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
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.