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What's Worth Fighting In Headship? 2E,Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Michael Fullan

What's Worth Fighting In Headship? 2E,Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st September 2008
ISBN: 9780335235384
Number Of Pages: 80

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In the exciting new edition of this bestselling book, Michael Fullan looks at how much has changed in the world of headship and school improvement in recent decades, and offers key guidelines for being a successful head teacher in the 21st century.Policymakers and school reformers have increasingly pointed to the headteacher as the most important agent for change in our schools. The first edition argued that there was little point waiting for the system to improve, and urged headteachers to take charge and to assume that on any given day the system may not know what it is doing. Since then the situation has become even more complex. The good news is that finally the role of head teacher is being recognized by politicians and policymakers as key, but the bad news is that they are overloaded with initiatives and expectations that serve only to fetter deep action. The irony is that as the head teacher is elevated as critical to success, the headship is sinking - overloaded and pulled down at the same time. In this completely rewritten and updated new edition, Fullan furnishes six action guidelines for heads, and six for systems to enable them to make dramatic improvements in schools. He seeks a way out of the current dilemma, helping incumbent and would-be head teachers in leveraging action that will positively change the system in both small and large ways.

The Overloaded School Headp. 1
Leading Legaciesp. 15
Leading Knowledgeablyp. 23
Leading Learning Communitiesp. 33
Leading Systemsp. 43
Leading WWFFH into Actionp. 51
Referencesp. 65
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ISBN: 9780335235384
ISBN-10: 0335235387
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st September 2008
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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Michael Fullan

About the Author


Michael Fullan, O.C., is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.  

A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.

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