Bedford Way Papers Series 23

Legalised Leadership

Law-based Educational Reform in England and Its Effect on Head Teachers

October 2004
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    30th October 2004
  • ISBN 9780854737017
  • Language English
  • Pages 204 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"
  • Images figures & tables

Legalised Leadership explores the links between educational law and law-based reform that have a profound influence on the work and professional life of school headteachers. This book offers lawmakers and policymakers in England some pathways for strengthening the role of leadership in English law-based reform and empowering headteachers to advance policy and change.

List of Figures and Tables; Foreword—Peter Earley; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1) Law-Based Reform: The English Version and Its Origins in the Ethos of Democracy; 2) The Leadership Agenda of English Law-Based Reform; 3) Strong Laws—Strong Schools: How Entrepreneur Headteachers Advance Their Schools Under Law-Based Reform; 4) Strong Laws—Weak Schools; Inner City Schools’ Headteachers and their Struggle for Equity Under the Law; 5) English Law-Based Reform in the Eyes of Headteachers: An Overall View of Empirical Findings and Theoretical Concepts; 6) English Law-Based Reform: Harnessing Educational Leadership to Reclaim Public Education; 7) Conclusion: Shortening the Distance Between Law-Based Reform and Educational Leadership’ Appendix: Conceptual Framework and Method of the Study; Notes; Bibliography; Subject Index; name Index.

Dan Gibton

Dan Gibton is a Lecturer in Educational Administration and Law at The Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education and Adjunct Lecturer at the Buchaman Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University in Israel.