Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement by Alma HarrisBuilding Leadership Capacity for School Improvement by Alma Harris

Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement

byAlma Harris, Linda Lambert

Paperback | May 16, 2003

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* What form of leadership promotes school improvement?

* How do schools build leadership capacity?

* How do schools sustain improvement in changing times?

This book offers a new perspective on the relationship between leadership and school improvement. It emphasises the importance of maximising the leadership capabilities of all those within the organization and offers guidance about the way in which this is achieved. Whilst drawing upon the latest research evidence concerning schools improvement, it is intended to be a practical guide to building leadership capacity and is written primarily for those working in schools. Through case study illustrations Alma Harris and Linda Lambert demonstrate how leadership capacity can be built in schools in very different contexts. Practical material is provided to assist schools in generating the internal capacity for change and development. The central message of this book is one of investing in leadership at all levels within the organization to maintain and sustain school improvement.
Alma Harris is Professor of School Leadership and Director of the Leadership, Policy and Improvement Unit at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She has published extensively on the theme of leadership and school improvement and her latest books include: Effective Leadership for School Improvement (2003) Routledge/Falmer...
Title:Building Leadership Capacity for School ImprovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.68 × 4.84 × 0.47 inPublished:May 16, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:033521178X

ISBN - 13:9780335211784

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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Jackson (NCSL)
What is leadership capacity?
Capacity building connects with leadership
Building leadership capacity: The role of the head
How to build leadership capacity: Manor Primary School
How to build leadership capacity: Rookwood Comprehensive School
How to build leadership capacity: Highfields School
Building leadership capacity for sustained school improvement
Building leadership capacity for school improvement: The role of the LEA
Building leadership capacity for school improvement: The role of professional development
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