Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean: New Insights from a Comparative Approach

Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean: New Insights from a Comparative Approach

by Paul Miller

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Overview

· What drives school leaders?
· What do they do on a day to day basis?
· What helps or constrains their decision-making?
· What keeps them focused amidst challenges?
Rather than applying theory to practice, Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean draws on how school leaders practice and experience their own leadership. Paul Miller draws on case studies from Jamaica and England to explore what it means to be a school leader and explores a wide-range of issues, including accountability, performativity, inclusion and multiculturalism, technology, staffing and resourcing decisions.
While no two school leaders will have identical experiences as a school leader, Paul Miller draws on the first-hand accounts of school leaders to show that regardless of school size, type and location there are a number of common experiences and themes. Miller acknowledges that the practice of school leadership is occurring in an uncertain economic environment, buoyed by a fast paced policy context where by targets linked to national economic development are the new normal. He concludes that school leadership is a continuous balancing act driven by and experienced through an “Economic-motor model” of schooling- which he proposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474251709
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 649 KB

About the Author

Paul Miller is Professor of Educational Leadership and Management in the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK. In December 2018 he was elected President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM). In addition, he a member of Council of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and immediate past president of the Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership-Jamaica (IEALJ). He is Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Paul Miller is Professor of Educational Leadership and Social Justice and Head of the School of Education, University of Greenwich, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Changing Nature of School Leadership
2. Curricula and Instructional Leadership
3. Diversity Leadership
4. Technology Leadership
5. Policy Leadership
6. People Leadership
7. Entrepreneurial and Safety Leadership
8. Evaluations,Implications and Conclusions
References
Index

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