Leaders and Leadership in Education
- Helen M Gunter - University of Manchester, UK
`Leaders and Leadership in Education is a well documented account of how leadership has been studied and therefore presented. For academic readers it is valuable as an insightful and critical text' - Journal of In-Service Education
Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes.
Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen M Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by:
- critical studies
- education management
- school effectiveness
- school improvement
Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage with and develop alternative ways of thinking about their own leadership.
This book is essential reading for practitioners on Masters and EdD courses and NPQH//LPSH training, and for anyone committed to teaching and learning.