Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

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SAGE, Oct 8, 2003 - Education - 209 pages
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`The Third Edition of an excellent book and is usefully updated to include the greater significance of the global contest of management, and in particular Tony Bush has consciously updated reference material.

This, like all Tony Bush's work, is an essential reading for students following higher degree courses in the area of management studies in education, and increasingly those social policy students on higher degrees with an education option' - John L Doyle, The International Journal of Educational Management

In summary, this book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Management and Leadership from a theoretical point of view. It provides an important resource for many aspects of management and leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. Its ability to draw upon international perspectives along with examples beyond conventional educational parameters enhances its quality. The book contains a well documented account of how leadership has been studied which will appeal both to the academic reader, and to the professional provider of CPD in leadership, offering a wealth of information that can be practically adopted and adapted for a range of courses' - British Journal In-Service Education

In this established bestselling text (previous title Theories of Educational Management), Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management and links them to contemporary policy and practice. This fully revised Third Edition includes two important changes in content. First, the book takes account of the increasing interest in the concept of leadership. Leadership continues to be one of the major criteria used to differentiate the models but there are now explicit links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership.

The second change is that, in this edition, the author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries. This change relates to global interest in concepts of leadership and management and to an increasing recognition of the need to customize theory and practice to each context and culture rather that adopting a `one size fits all' approach.

This text is essential reading for students of educational leadership and management as well as for headteachers and managers in education.


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Models of Educational Leadership and Management
Formal Models
Collegial Models
Political Models
Subjective Models
Ambiguity Models
Cultural Models
Subject Index
Author Index

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Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, and previously held similar posts at the universities of Leicester, Reading and Lincoln. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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