Leading Learning: Process, Themes And Issues In International Contexts by Tom O'DonoghueLeading Learning: Process, Themes And Issues In International Contexts by Tom O'Donoghue

Leading Learning: Process, Themes And Issues In International Contexts

byTom O'DonoghueEditorTom O'Donoghue

Paperback | November 11, 2009

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The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led, and with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership, policy, curriculum, human resources and accountability. Each book in the series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process, themes and impact.

Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell

The notion that school transformation is dependent on exceptional leaders is increasingly seen as unrealistic and unsustainable. Instead, the idea of distributed leadership, which promotes the view that all stakeholders have complementary leadership roles to play in enhancing student learning, is now being promoted as a more useful framework for understanding schools and how they might be changed.

Subscribing to the notion of distributed leadership, O'Donoghue and Clarke identify two key groups: the 'leadersoflearning' and the 'leadersforlearning'. The leadersoflearning ' and the focus of this book ' are those working at the school level to improve the quality of learning in the classroom, such as teachers, principals, pupils and involved members of the local school community. The leadersforlearning are the policy-makers and administrators whose support is crucial. The authors argue that in order to be effective leaders, both groups require an understanding of:

    • Broad trends in contemporary leadership theory
    • Recent views on learning theory
    • The importance of teachers engaging continually in learning about their practice
    • The significance of creating and sustaining schools as learning organisations
    • Forging links between leadership and learning

The book's examination of the shifting approaches to leading learning in contemporary schools is enriched by innovative examples drawn from a range of international contexts.

Leading Learningwill appeal to students involved in masters and doctoral courses relevant to the field and those undertaking programmes of school leadership preparation and development. It will also be of interest to academics working in the field of educational leadership and management.

Tom O'Donoghueis Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia.Simon Clarkeis Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education, The University of Western Australia.
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Title:Leading Learning: Process, Themes And Issues In International ContextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:November 11, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415336139

ISBN - 13:9780415336130

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. International Developments in the Learning Context  3. International Developments in the Assessment of Student Learning  4. Leadership  5. Student Learning  6. Teachers Learning and Teachers Leading  7. Organisational Learning and the Intelligent School  8. International Developments in Leadership for Learning  9. The Importance of Leaders of Learning Giving Voice to Key Stakeholders  10. Forging Links Between Leadership and Learning  References