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Leadership and Learning

Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include: - exploring models for leadership and improvement - challenges in developing learning-focused leadership - broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work. This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: EXPLORING MODELS FOR LEADERSHIP AND IMPROVEMENTEstablishing Platforms for Leadership and Learning - Helen Timperley and Jan RobertsonThe Layering of Leadership - Christopher DayHow Effective Leaders Reduce Educational Disparities - Russell BishopLeadership and Student Learning: What Works and How - Kenneth LeithwoodLeadership and Student Learning Outcomes - Philip Hallinger and Ronald H HeckConnecting Leadership and Learning - Geoff SouthworthRealizing the Potential of System Leadership - David HopkinsPART TWO: CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING LEARNING-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP Leading Professional Learning Communities - Louise StollLeading Teachers' Professional Learning - Helen TimperleyLeadership and Student Outcomes: Are Secondary Schools Unique? - Viviane M.J. Robinson, Linda Bendikson and John HattieInstructional Leadership: Teacher Level - Helen Wildy and Simon ClarkePART THREE: BROADENING IDEAS OF LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENTA Distributed Perspective on Learning Leadership - James Spillane et alLeadership and Diversity - Marianne ColemanEducators as Knowledge Leaders - Lorna Earl and Lynne Hannay Why the Study of Emotion Matters in School Leadership - Megan CrawfordPartnership in Leadership and Learning - Jan RobertsonFusion and the Future of Leadership - Andy Hargreaves

About the Author

Jan Robertson is Head of Department, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education.


'"Leadership for what?" ask the editors of this important new book - finally acknowledging that leadership's most important attribute is knowing where you are heading. Beginning to question the bedevilling assumption that school success is all about exams, this book is a significant step on the road from 19th to 21st century education' - Professor Guy Claxton, author of 'What's the Point of School?'

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