Professor Michael Fullan
In this book Professor Michael Fullan examines the role of the headteacher, and suggests that the key to successful school leadership does not lie in micro-managing teaching, or in autonomous entrepreneurialism. Fullan includes strategies for school leadership that have been successfully tested in schools across the United States and Canada, and provides ‘how tos’ for following his leadership programme.
At the heart of this book is the idea of repositioning the role of the school leader as an overall instructional leader, who maximizes the learning of all teachers, and in turn all pupils. He suggests that there are three key roles a successful school leader must be able to adopt: the agent of change, who moves people and organisations forward under difficult conditions; the leading learner, who models learning and shapes the conditions for all to learn; and the system player, who contributes to - and benefits - from system improvement.
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