Leading Schools Successfully: Stories From The Field by Christopher DayLeading Schools Successfully: Stories From The Field by Christopher Day

Leading Schools Successfully: Stories From The Field

EditorChristopher Day, David Gurr

Hardcover | August 20, 2013

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Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the fieldconsiders international research focussing on leadership in schools. Based on the ISSPP (International Successful School Principalship Project) which has conducted over one hundred multiple perspective case studies of successful school principals from more than a dozen countries, the book captures the exhilaration of being a principal who grows and sustains success from those practitioners who are acknowledged as exhibiting outstanding leadership.

Whilst much is known about successful school leaders, the book reinforces the argument that it is neither possible, nor appropriate, to generalise specific strategies that should be adopted to ensure success for all schools at all times in all settings. Instead, success calls for a high level of judgement, wisdom, artistry and sheer hard work on the part of principals, adapting for their particular context the knowledge about leading schools successfully. Reflection sections in each chapter ask the reader to consider further issues which each chapter raises.

Topics considered include:

- the importance of school principals to school success

- turning around under-performing schools

- values-led leadership

-sustaining successful leadership

- leading in multi-cultural settings

- issues and implications for the future.

With international contributions from experts in the field, the book offers a new perspective on leadership in schools and will be of interest to school principals and researchers.

Christopher Dayis Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK, and leads the Teachers' Work and Lives and School Leadership Research groups in the Centre for Research in Schools and Communities.David Gurris Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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Title:Leading Schools Successfully: Stories From The FieldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 20, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415854989

ISBN - 13:9780415854986

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Table of Contents

1. Leading Schools SuccessfullyDavid Gurr & Christopher Day  Part I: School Improvement: Sustaining the 'Turnaround' in Schools Serving Challenging Communities  2. USA: In Her Own Words: Turning Around an Under-Performing School.Yvonne Minor-Ragan & Stephen Jacobson  3. Israel: The Evolution of SuccessOra Bar Yaakov & Dorit Tubin 4. Mexico: From Fragmentation to Community: A Journey of ChangeCelina Torres-Arcadia & Eduardo Flores-Kastanis 5. Kenya: Rising from Perdition to PerformanceTeresa A. Wasonga  Part II: What New Principals Do: The First Few Years  6. Denmark: A Strength of Purpose: Building Credibility and TrustLejf Moos  7. USA: The Story of New Principals Thad Dugan & Jeff Bennett 8. Australia: The Developing Principal: The Person in the Professional Joy Doherty, David Gurr & Lawrie Drysdale  9. England: Identity Challenge: The Courage of Conviction Christopher Day  Part III: Values and Trust  10. New Zealand: A Values-Led Principalship: The Person WithinRoss Notman  11. Cyprus: Trust in Leadership: Keeping PromisesPetros Pashiardis & Vassos Savvides  12. Sweden: Teachers Maker the Difference: A Former Principal's RetrospectiveHelene 'lestig & Monika T'rns'/EM> (Ume'niversitet, Sweden)  13. Singapore: Building on the Past: Connecting with Others Loke Heng Wang, David Gurr & Lawrie Drysdale  Part IV: Social Justice  14. Norway: Leadership for Social Justice : Educating Students as Active Citizens in a Democratic SocietyJorunn M'ller & Gunn Ved'y 15. USA: Culturally-Responsive Leadership: Laura Martinez' Journey as a Principal Betty Merchant, Encarnacion Garza Jr., & Elizabeth Murakami Ramalho 16. Indonesia: Leading an Islamic school in a multicultural setting in IndonesiaRaihani, David Gurr & Lawrie Drysdale17. Thinking About Leading SchoolsChristopher Day & David Gurr

Editorial Reviews

'The leadership ¿stories¿ of all of the featured headteachers are both fascinating and inspirational. The authenticity, moral purpose and sheer determination and hard work that drives the practice of this collection of headteachers is truly humbling. Every one of the case studies resonates with issues relevant to aspiring or existing headteachers, as well as those who support leadership development' - Dr Dan Archer, Education Consultant.