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International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders - Jacky Lumby

International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

By: Jacky Lumby (Editor), Gary M. Crow (Editor), Petros Pashiardis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2008
ISBN: 9780415988476
Number Of Pages: 491

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Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), the British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS), and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM), this is the first book to provide a comprehensive and comparative review of what is known about the preparation and development of primary and secondary school leaders across the globe. It describes current issues and debates and offers an assessment of where the field of leadership development is headed. Key features include the following:

Global Focus: this book provides the first comprehensive look at leadership preparation and development across the globe. The chapter authors are distinguished scholars, drawn from the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa.

Topical & Geographical Focus: provides researchers and policymakers with critical descriptions and assessments of both topical and geographical areas.

International Expertise: chapter contributors are drawn from a variety of theoretical perspectives and represent all major continents.

Contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introduction: Why an International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders?p. 1
Concepts of Leadership and its Development
The Nature and Specialized Purposes of Educational Leadershipp. 21
Leadership and Culturep. 43
A Life and Career Based Framework for the Study of Leaders in Education: Problems, Possibilities and Prescriptionsp. 61
Effects of Leadership on Student Academic/Affective Achievementp. 81
Race and Racism in Leadership Developmentp. 104
Gender and Leadership Developmentp. 119
Theories of Learningp. 136
The Practice of Leadership Development
School Development and School Leader Development: New Learning Opportunities for School Leaders and Their Schoolsp. 163
The Recruitment and Selection of School Leadersp. 176
Curriculum and Pedagogyp. 203
Mentoring and Coaching Programs for the Professional Development of School Leadersp. 232
Evaluation of School Principalsp. 263
Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Leadership Developmentp. 280
International Reflections
Leadership Preparation and Development in North Americap. 303
Leadership Development in Latin Americap. 325
Leadership Development in Europep. 341
School Leadership Development in Africap. 367
Preparing and Developing School Leaders in the Middle East: Towards Mediating Westernization with Indigenous and Evidence-Based Practice and Theories of Educative Leadershipp. 383
Leader Development Across Three Chinese Societiesp. 410
Professional Learning of School Leaders in Australiap. 435
Leadership Development in Small Island Statesp. 452
Epiloguep. 465
Indexp. 469
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ISBN: 9780415988476
ISBN-10: 0415988470
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 30th August 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.65 x 18.03  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1

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