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Passionate Leadership in Education


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PART ONE: CORE IDEAS ABOUT PASSIONATE TEACHERS, LEADERS AND SCHOOL The Passionate Teacher and the Passionate Leader in the Passionate School - Tim Brighouse PART TWO: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Inviting Passionate Educational Leadership - John Novak Reservoirs of Hope - Sustaining Passion in Leadership - Alan Flintham PART THREE: RESEARCH ON PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Successful Leadership: an Intelligent Passion - Chris Day Passionate Leadership in Action - Brent Davies PART FOUR: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Not So Much a Passion More a Way of Life - John MacBeath Passionate Leadership as Sustainable Leadership - Andy Hargreaves PART FIVE: BUILDING A MODEL OF PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Passionate Work: Towards a Natural History of Headship - Geoff Southworth Enchanted Leadership - Brian Caldwell

About the Author

Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.


'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership...Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives

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