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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in
relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led and
with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of
leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for
Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership,
policy, curriculum, human resources, and accountability. Each book in the
series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process,
themes and impact.
Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell
What is the role of leadership in developing strategies that enhance learning
Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education addresses the
interconnected issues of quality and accountability in the education system and
provides a coherent framework within which these issues can be analysed. The
authors outline the significance of promoting quality in all educational
establishments and go on to discuss why quality and accountability have become
so essential to the framework of leadership in education, how quality and
accountability have been utilised on a national and international scale and
what the defining characteristics of these terms are.
The book is divided into three sections which explore three linked key
aspects: Part I focuses on the concept and nature of quality and accountability
and the process of developing a culture of quality; Part II addresses the
issues of managing staff and resources, leadership for high-quality teaching
and learning and relationships with stakeholders; Part III considers the impact
and prospect of quality and accountability, including internal evaluation and
The book will appeal to educational leaders and managers, advisors and
inspectors, and academic researchers. It will also be of particular relevance
to Masters and doctoral degree students specialising in school leadership and