Values and Leadership

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Format:
Paperback / softback, 41 pages, 297 mm x 210 mm
ISBN:
9780854737048
Published:
1 Oct 2004
Imprint:
Institute of Education

Price: £8.99

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Ann Gold says, ‘I take “values” to signify the core beliefs about life and about relating to other people that underpin understandings, principles and ethics about education and, here, about the leadership of education’. Many conflicting demands are made on school leaders in the twenty-first century, and there is an expectation of fast responses to those demands. This book is written for leadership practitioners and those who work with them, in order to encourage values-led responses to conflicting and tumultuous pressures. Leaders who can articulate their own values about education and about leadership in education are likely to make better informed and more profoundly professional decisions. Anne Gold has based her writing on her practice, research and teaching about leadership. In Values and Leadership she looks at values at the level of the individual school and school leader. Following the 'capabilities approach' of US philosopher Martha Nussbaum, she suggests strategies for developing greater awareness in school leaders and those they lead, in order to articulate and agree basic values about education and about leading education.

  • Anne Gold

    At the time of publication, Anne Gold was Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at the Institute of Education, University of London.

1 INTRODUCTION
2 PROFESSIONAL VALUES EVOLVE
A personal account
Coming to consciousness
Beginning teaching
Twenty years’ teaching and managing in inner-London secondary schools
Being here – working in a higher education institute
3 CLEARLY ARTICULATED VALUES
Thinking about values
Capturing the leadership discourse
Maintaining autonomy of values
Standards in public life
4 RESEARCH ON LEADERSHIP VALUES IN PRACTICE
Principled principals?
Leadership values in action
5 ORGANISATIONAL TENSIONS IN AGREEING VALUES
Managing conflicting values: a case study
A capabilities approach
6 STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING AND SHARING VALUES
Effective recruitment procedures
Staff induction
Well-managed staff meetings
Agreed and active in-house communication systems (printed and online)
Productive continuing professional development – ‘learning conversations’
Developing the relationship of the leadership team to the rest of the school
7 LEADERS FINDING SPACE TO ARTICULATE THEIR OWN VALUES
Being mentored
Mentoring others
Not responding immediately
Reflective writing
The ‘five whys’

Concise, practical and optimistic, Anne Gold's account is a must for potential school leaders.

Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement