Fast tracking school leaders
- Paperback / softback, 122 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 24 Sep 2010
- Institute of Education
Professor Peter Earley is Director of Academic Affairs and Professor of Education Leadership and Management at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London
Jeff Jones is Principal Consultant at CfBT Education Trust
CfBT Education Trust
1 Introduction: Why accelerated leadership development and why now?
PART 1 APPROACHES TO ACCELERATED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
2 Accelerated leadership development: Theory and concepts
3 Accelerated leadership development: Approaches and methods
4 High potential programmes: Examples from the private and public sectors
PART 2 ACCELERATED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOLS
5 Accelerating the development of school staff
6 Accelerated leadership development in schools: Fast-track teachers
7 Accelerated leadership development in schools: Future Leaders
8 A fast-track leadership development strategy for schools
9 The challenge of fast tracking
Policy-makers and senior practitioners will find much of value in this book, as they consider how to develop new school leaders.
Earley and Jones have focused their insightful and substantive attention on a topic that is highly relevant to both a UK and an international audience.
...provides schools with the tools to ensure that they can successfully develop tomorrow's senior leaders so they are able to lead teaching and learning for the benefit of all young people in the future.
Accelerated leadership development is a highly controversial issue, often generating more heat than light. Now, in this concise volume, we have an essential comprehensive guide which combines rigorous exploration of the concept, detailed examples from the public and private sector, cogent analysis of two major national education programmes and a practical strategy that schools can follow. What I read a book like this I ask the fundamental question – can I use and apply it in my work? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’. Leadership talent spotting must be seen by schools, consortia and local authorities as a priority. This book gives them the means of doing this which is both professionally credible and practically compelling.
This publication fills a niche that is evident in schools (and other educational institutions) internationally... It is a book of wide professional appeal.
This book provides a wide-ranging and thorough examination of the theory and practice of accelerated leadership development both in schools and in the wider public and private sectors - for those of us involved in designing and delivering such programmes, it's a 'must-have'.
The book identifies the success of 'fast track' programmes, and lessons that can be learned from them. It will help to identify the key features of staff demonstrating high leadership potential, and is an essential read for anyone concerned with identifying likely future organisational leaders.