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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]

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  2. Bootcamp bootleg

    • Discussion paper
    • Corporate Author/s: Stanford d school
    • Publication Year: 2014
    • Pages: 47
    • Licence: Freely available

    This compilation is intended as an active working toolkit to support the design thinking practice.  It outlines each mode of a human centered design process, and then describes dozens of specific methods to do design work. These process modes and methods provide a tangible toolkit which support the seven mindsets that are vital attitudes for a design thinker to hold.

    Bootcamp bootleg captures some of the teaching imparted in the “design thinking bootcamp,” of the Stanford foundation course. An update from the 2009 edition, it reworks many teaching methods and adds a number of new methods to the mix, all culled from a wide range of people and organizations who have helped build the content used to impart design thinking. Think of this guide as a curation of the work of many individuals, who hail both from the d.school and also from other far-reaching areas of the design world.  [Discussion Paper]

  3. School Improvement

    • Discussion paper
    • Author/s: Masters, G
    • Date of Publication: OCT/2012
    • Pages: 5
    • Licence: Freely available

    Improving our national educational performance depends on ensuring high quality leadership and effective classroom teaching in all Australian schools, as Geoff Masters explains [Report].

  4. The effective principal

    • Article
    • Author/s: Mendels, P
    • Date of Publication: APR/2012
    • Pages: 4
    • Licence: Freely available

    An examination of a decade of Wallace Foundation research and work finds that five practices of principals, including shaping a school vision and helping teachers improve instruction, are key to effective school leadership. This feature article appeared in the February 2012 issue of JSD, the journal of Learning Forward, an association for those who work in professional development in education. [Article]

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  5. Educational Management

    • e-book
    • Author/s: Ngugi Kimani, G N
    • Publication Year: 2006
    • Pages: 75
    • Licence: Freely available

    School principals have an important responsibility of creating a conducive environment of learning in their schools. Without the necessary knowledge and skills management of their schools becomes a very challenging task. Adequate preparation for appointment to the position of school principal is essential to be an effective educational administrator. This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills required by school principals to perform their duties effectively.

    This module deals with educational management. It discusses the organizational and administrative structure. Theories of educational administration are then presented followed by functions of management. The last part of the module deals with educational policies and their implication to educational management.
    The specific unit of each module deals with the following aspects:
    Unit I Discusses organizational and administrative structure
    Unit II Outlines Historical Development of Management
    Unit III Deals with the theories of educational management
    Unit IV Presents the functions of Management and discusses the educational
    policies and their implication to educational management

  6. The Resilient Leader

    • Journal article
    • Author/s: Allison, E
    • Licence: Freely available

    In the face of change and crisis, the resource we need most is resilience.  As a result, thoughtful leaders in education are eager to learn how to be more resilient.

  7. Personalisation in schools

    • Report
    • Author/s: Yonezawa, S; McClure, L; Jones, M
    • Date of Publication: APR/2012
    • Pages: 36
    • Licence: Freely available

    This report explores the concept and effects of personalising learning in schools. The authors focus in particular on how personalisation of learning may have a positive impact on the learning outcomes of students from low socioeconomic or minority backgrounds in secondary schools. They explore interventions for increasing personalisation in the school and in the classroom.

    The fundamental basis for this exploration is the finding that students are more likely to do well in school when they feel safe and supported by positive relationships with their teachers and school leaders. The report not only highlights the benefits of these relationships but offers schools strategies to build strong positive relationships between all members of the school community. [Report]

  8. Leadership and diversity

    • Journal article
    • Author/s: Coleman; M
    • Date of Publication: SEP/2012
    • Pages: 592-609
    • Licence: Freely available

    As part of the special edition recognizing the 40th anniversary of Educational Management Administration & Leadership this article reviews the coverage of leadership and diversity issues in the journal. The majority of articles concerning diversity have focused on gender, with attention turning to the wider concept of diversity since the year 2000. This article considers two main aspects: the impact of diversity on becoming a leader and the impact of diversity on the practice of educational leadership. The article finishes by raising some of the debates around diversity and suggesting areas for further research and publication. [Abstract]

  9. Managing oneself

    • Article
    • Author/s: Drucker, P F
    • Date of Publication: JAN/2005
    • Licence: Freely available

    In this seminal article first published in 1999, Peter Drucker explains that if we are to stay mentally alert and engaged during a 50-year working life, we must all learn to manage ourselves, and this means knowing how and when to change the work we do. He claims that very few people actually know, let alone take advantage of, their fundamental strengths and he challenges each of us to ask ourselves: What are my strengths? How do I perform? What are my values? Where do I belong? What should my contribution be? [Abstract]

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  10. Authentic leadership

    • Article
    • Publication Year: 2009
    • Licence: Freely available

    This issue of 'In Conversation' focuses on authentic leadership. An interview with Steve Munby, Deputy Minister for Education, Ontario Canada. Volume 2, Issue 1 - Fall 2009.  In Conversation is series of discussion papers for school leaders produced by the Ministry of Education, Ontario Canada. In Conversation is about education leadership. Each issue will focus on a different idea or approach, interviewing “big thinkers,”  discussing “big ideas” and how they apply in an education setting. [Abstract]