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"With all the current interest in system reform and the spread of leadership,
System Leadership in Practice is the only book in existence that treats the
topic thoroughly and with insight. The authors have written a gem - a book that
presents clear conceptual clarity linked to case after case example. They
answer the burning question, how can we establish multi-faceted leadership that
produces deep and sustained effectiveness."
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education at the University of Toronto
"Leaders at all levels in schools and elsewhere in the public sector will
readily engage with the issues and examples discussed in this book, and through
doing so will understand more fully the new professional environment within
which they work."
Learning and Teaching Update
System leadership is a new, exciting and growing phenomenon in education. It
refers to leadership that goes beyond a single school, where leaders work
directly for the success and welfare of students in other institutions as well
as their own.
In this inspirational book, the authors offer you new perspectives, support
and guidance – whether you are a school leader, policy-maker or advisor – and
show how working collaboratively and leading networks can bring about positive
change. They encourage you to innovate, develop rigorous partnerships, take
managed risks and deploy resources creatively in order to build sustained
improvements in student learning and well-being.
This much-needed book provides the first in-depth analysis of a term on the
lips of many in the educational world. There is detailed reference to real
cases of system leadership in practice, as well as recent legislation and
relevant literature. At a time when prescription, bureaucracy and targets
remain for many an impediment to the aims of education, school-led system
leadership is seen to offer a means for professionals to take more control of
This book is indispensable reading for school leaders and senior teachers,
educational policy makers and advisors, as well as anyone involved or
interested in education and its leadership.