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  1. Student-centred leadership

    • Book
    • Author/s: Robinson, V
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2011
    • Pages: 192

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    Busy school leaders need practical research-based guidance about effective educational leadership: the particular types of leadership practice that have the most pay-off in terms of improved academic and social learning of their students. This book clearly explains how leaders can create the conditions for improved teaching and learning in their schools. Expert author Viviane Robinson presents five dimensions of effective educational leadership. These five dimensions are clearly described, richly illustrated and their principles explained so that school leaders can intelligently adapt them for use in their own schools. [Trove]

    For information on where to purchase or borrow the book, click on the 'More information' link below.

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  2. Communicating across cultures

    • Book
    • Author/s: Prince, D W; Hoppe, M H
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2014
    • Pages: 33

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    If you are a manager anywhere in the world you are almost certainly dealing with people of nationalities and cultures different from your own. In multinational business environments, communicating effectively with people who have languages, customs and expectations different from yours is a necessary skill.

    This guidebook explains how to become aware of cultural differences, how to recognise when cultural differences pose a leadership challenge and how to adapt your communication style to enhance your effectiveness as a manager. [Abstract]

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  3. Linking leadership to student learning

    • Book
    • Author/s: Leithwood, K; Seashore-Louis, K
    • Date of Publication: NOV/2011
    • Pages: 282

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    Leadership is second only to classroom instruction as an influence on student achievement. Strong leadership can potentially unleash latent capacities that already exist in an organisation. The authors, after five years of research, could not find a single documented case of a school that managed to turn around its student achievement trajectory in the absence of talented leadership. This thoroughly researched book examines all types of leaders: from the school principal to the teacher leader. The authors also look closely at each organisational level in the school system—school, classroom, community, district and state. [Website]

    For information on where to purchase or borrow the book, see Trove

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  4. School-based management: an international perspective

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    • Author/s: Volansky, A ; Friedman, I A
    • Corporate Author/s: State of Israel: Ministry of Education
    • Publication Year: 2003
    • Pages: 112
    • Licence: Freely available

    This book is aimed at those who formulate educational policy, holders of key positions in educational institutions and local authorities, researchers, lecturers and education students. Primarily it is dedicated to the leaders of the education systems – the school principals. They are the ones who bear the main burden and stand at the forefront of the educational enterprise on a day-to-day basis. Expectations for pupil achievement – and criticism when those expectations are not met – are aimed at them, while they attempt to lead a complex, human system in a changing environment. 

    Principals create an educational experience for the thousands of pupils in their charge, and what they do determines, for good or bad, the quality of their education and consequently, the quality of society as well. No other societal role enables us to have a greater qualitative and quantitative impact upon the future of so many thousands of young people than that of the school principal and his teachers. [Preface]

  5. Learning adaptability and change

    • Book
    • Author/s: Heywood, J
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2014
    • Pages: 224

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    This book provides a unique overview of the vital importance that education has for business, industry and government and for society in general. It advocates that unless our educational system can teach individuals to adapt, their contribution to society, and thus society itself will be weakened. [Website]

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  6. Leading change, changing leadership

    • Discussion paper
    • Author/s: Collarbone, P
    • Corporate Author/s: Centre for Strategic Education
    • Date of Publication: JUL/2012
    • Pages: 16
    • Licence: Freely available

    A challenge to change the culture within the public sector at both a local and system level is now more than ever, a priority. We need to realize the potential that exists within our public services. At the heart of this challenge is the need after a decade of significant growth in personnel in public re-identify the core purpose of each service and to work in the most efficient way to achieve that purpose. [Report]

  7. Educational administration: theory, research, and practice

    • Book
    • Author/s: Hoy, W K; Miskel, C G
    • Publication Year: 2008
    • Pages: 576

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    Educational Administration: Theory, Research, and Practice, Sixth Edition, presents a comprehensive treatment of theory and research as they affect the day-to-day administration of schools. New case studies challenge readers to apply their knowledge to real-life school problems.

    The social systems approach is used to synthesize the four basic elements of schools and the processes of administration. This text provides an excellent tool and resource for students of educational administration to develop practical skills essential in today's schools. [Trove]

    For borrowing and purchase information, see Trove

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  8. Developing cultural adaptability: how to work across differences

    • Book
    • Author/s: Deal, J J; Prince, D W
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2014
    • Pages: 32

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    Thinking about cultural differences around the world isn’t just an intellectual exercise for managers working in an increasingly global environment. Being able to communicate effectively across cultural differences, understanding how to negotiate complex social situations and being familiar with the customs and norms of many cultures are important skills in organisations today. Perhaps even more important than possessing those essential pieces of cultural knowledge is the skill of cultural adaptability - the willingness and ability to recognise, understand and work effectively across cultural differences.

    Proficiency in cultural adaptability helps contemporary managers to build the relationships needed to achieve results in today’s global organisations, especially when those relationships are forged across borders and cultures. It enables them to interact effectively with people different from themselves, whether these people work on the next floor or on the other side of the world. [Abstract]

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  9. Community practice skills: local to global perspectives

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    • Author/s: Gamble, D N; Weil, M
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2014
    • Pages: 482

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    The authors differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. [Abstract]

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  10. Delegating work: expert solutions to everyday challenges

    • Book
    • Corporate Author/s: Harvard Business School
    • Date of Publication: JUN/2014
    • Pages: 77

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    The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to common challenges managers face on the job every day. This book features handy tools, self-tests and real life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills.

    • identify which tasks to delegate
    • decide whether to delegate based on employee, task, project, or function
    • identify the skills required for each delegated assignment
    • make an assignment and monitor the work
    • address problems with delegated assignments

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