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Becoming a Secondary Headteacher : Teacher Development Series - Julia Evetts

Becoming a Secondary Headteacher

Teacher Development Series

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Published: 1st February 2002
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Appointment to a secondary headship is seen by many in the teaching profession as the pinnacle of a teaching career. Is is certainly the top management post in schools. But how is the transition from teacher to headteacher made, what are the obstacles on the way and what lies in store for the appointed head? In Becoming a Secondary Headteacher, Julia Evetts examines the pocesses involved in developing a new career in teaching and becoming a secondary headteacher. Using the promotion experience of individual headteachers, she looks at the factors which can determine career progression and those which might hold it back. The issue of gender and headship is a recurrent theme in the book and Dr Evetts investigates the differing careers and headship experiences of men and women. The book goes on to examine the headteachers role in the current climate of self-management and self-determination. it looks at the current atmosphere of internal politics and the need to generate income, noth of which have increased the strain on school heads. Finally, Julia Evetts discusses the choices which lie beyond headship for a teacher who wishes to develop further. Becoming a Secondary Headteacher is essential reading for all teachers who wish to progress in school management, for headteachers, for governors and LEA advisers. Julia Evetts is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Career History Studyp. 5
Career Structures and Career Action in Teachingp. 14
Promotion in the Career: The Early and Middle Yearsp. 26
Applying for Headships: Continuities and Changep. 40
The Career and the Family: Public and Private Livesp. 50
Being a Headteacher: Management Structures in Comprehensive Schoolsp. 69
Gender and Headship: Managerial Experiencesp. 85
Career Concerns: When Promotion Ladders Seem to Endp. 95
The New Headteacherp. 107
Bibliographyp. 123
Name Indexp. 130
Subject Indexp. 132
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ISBN: 9780304326709
ISBN-10: 0304326704
Series: Teacher Development Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1