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The New Work of Educational Leaders : Changing Leadership Practice in an Era of School Reform - Peter Gronn

The New Work of Educational Leaders

Changing Leadership Practice in an Era of School Reform

Paperback Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9780761947493
Number Of Pages: 192

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If there in one word to describe the issues addressed by Peter Gronn in The New Work of Educational Leaders it's "timely" And if there is one book that education policy makers, system CEOs and education ministers should find the time to read, this is it' - "Educare News


This book is essential reading fro those involved in educational leadership and policy development. This work is also valuable for those interested in the locally organized and interactionally achieved context of institutional work' - "Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics if Education


Though based in Australia, Peter Gronn shows familiarity with the British education system, and this boo is relevant to those in the compulsory and post-compulsory sectors interested in the themes of education leadership' - "Learning and Skills Research


In The New Work of Educational Leaders, Peter Gronn provides a new framework for understanding leadership practice. The work of leaders will increasingly be shaped by three overriding but contradictory themes: design; distribution; and disengagement. These are the architecture' of school and educational leadership.

Designer-leadership is the use of mandatory standards of assessment and accreditation for school leaders, such as the National Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in the United Kingdom and the (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLe standards in the United States. Distributed patterns of leadership have developed in response to the intensification of school leaders' work under policy regimes of site-based and school self-management. Disengagement describes a culture of abstention, in which school systems anticipate leadership succession problems, such as projected shortages and recurring recruitment difficulties.

The Architecture of Leadership
Designing Leaders
A Distributed View of Leadership
The Disengagement of Leaders
The Ecology of Leadership
What do Leaders Do?
Leaders' Committees and Meetings
Leadership Teams
The Emotion of Leaders
Leadership as Greedy Work
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ISBN: 9780761947493
ISBN-10: 0761947493
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.26  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Type: Abridged