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Rethinking Educational Leadership : From improvement to transformation.

Author: John West-Burnham
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2009.
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John West-Burnham€offers a radical critique of prevailing models of leadership in education, particularly models of school leadership, notably the British view of headship. For almost a generation, school leadership has been focused on the concept of improvement, within a policy context of improvement and a prevailing culture rooted in incremental adjustment rather than a fundamental reappraisal. Transformation is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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West-Burnham, John.
Rethinking Educational Leadership : From improvement to transformation.
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John West-Burnham
ISBN: 9781441174277 1441174273 1282875914 9781282875913
OCLC Number: 682540892
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Leadership for transformation; 2 Leadership and creativity; 3 Leadership and democracy; 4 Moral leadership; 5 Interpersonal leadership; 6 Leadership and spirituality; 7 The leader as intellectual; 8 Leading learning communities; 9 Leadership development and personal effectiveness; 10 Strategies to support transformation; References; Index.

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John West-Burnham€offers a radical critique of prevailing models of leadership in education, particularly models of school leadership, notably the British view of headship. For almost a generation, school leadership has been focused on the concept of improvement, within a policy context of improvement and a prevailing culture rooted in incremental adjustment rather than a fundamental reappraisal. Transformation is a particularly evocative concept; it is one of those words that it is almost impossible to raise objections to. However, as is so often the case with such words, its power is of.

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