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Leading Academics : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP - Robin Middlehurst

Leading Academics

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st December 1993
ISBN: 9780335099887
Number Of Pages: 192

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Based on research in universities, this book is a comprehensive examination of leadership in British higher education. Robin Middlehurst critiques contemporary ideas of leadership and their relevance to academe. She explores the relationship between models of leadership and practice at different levels of the institution, and argues for a better balance between leadership and management in universities in order to increase the responsiveness and creativity of higher education.

"The value of this book is that, carefully and sensitivelyread, it challenges the prejudices of managerialists and anti-managerialists alike." - The Higher "It is a privilege, and even an indulgence, to be able to read a book about one's own job! Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans, senior administrators and head of departments are all provided with this possibility by Robin Middlehurst's book. Aspirants to any of these jobs (and the pressganged) should certainly read it! It serves as a primer and ananalysis and-for the aspirants-a warning about how difficult many of these jobs have become. It should be compulsory reading! The author has written a book which is an ambitious, thoughtful and wise. She drawson past history, theory from a range of disciplines and experience ofthe present from her empirical work, and she is not afraid to look ahead to the future." - Educational Reviews

Thinking about leadership what is leadership? the new leadership organizational images leadership and academe - traditions and change
Practising leadership institutional leaders collective leadership leading departments individuals and leadership
Developing leadership leadership learning endings and beginings
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ISBN: 9780335099887
ISBN-10: 0335099882
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 1993
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.1 x 6.0  x 0.7