Improving Outcomes in Educational Settings
Routledge – 2012 – 192 pages
Globalisation of world trade, international media, technological innovation and social change are creating opportunities and challenges that today’s pupils will inherit and build on. A pupil’s academic, technical and social capacity will define their success or failure. Therefore, educational outcomes and well-being for young people across emerging and developed economies and the crucial role of education and leaders of education has never been more important.
Schools are under pressure to think more clearly about their place in children’s lives beyond the passage of learning in classrooms. The processes inside schools, the organisation of school systems and the relationship between communities’ educators are critical elements in a complex mix that must balance correctly if it is to benefit school children properly.
Using the term ’high leverage leadership‘ to describe leadership that is associated with higher outcomes than would normally be found in similar contexts, this timely book:
High Leverage Leadership will be an indispensible text for school leaders, public sector officers, post-graduate students and researchers in leadership, policy, school improvement and educational change.
Introduction 1. Reflecting on the Emerging Force of Educational Leadership 2. Towards a Model of ‘High Leverage’ Leadership 3. Navigation 4. Management 5. Partnership 6. Organisational Pathology and Navigation, Management and Partnership 7. Impacts and Outcomes? 8. Reflections and Implications
Denis Mongon is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of London, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
Christopher Chapman is Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow, UK