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Researching Educational Leadership and Management

Researching Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Mark Brundrett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296752

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results. Students using the book are supported by features such as: key learning objectives in each chapter examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures explanation of key terms and questions further reading and key web links for each chapter. This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Marianne Coleman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761971858

Category: Education

Page: 297

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This book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management by bringing together expert original contributions to present a comprehensive and accessible resource for new and experienced researchers in the field.

Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management

Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Brent Davies

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273656686

Category: Education

Page: 719

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The Handbook of Educational Leadership & Management represents the most important synthesis of current and future thinking in the area and provides a benchmark for our understanding of the latest thinking and best practice of educational leadership and management.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Ann R J Briggs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446260488

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Researching Education Policy, Public Policy, and Policymakers

Researching Education Policy, Public Policy, and Policymakers

Author: Dan Gibton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688303

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Researching Education Policy, Public Policy, and Policymakers is a theoretical and hands-on practical guide to conducting qualitative research on education policy and public policy, with an emphasis on studies that involve senior participants and high-status government and non-government organisations. Building on over a decade of extensive experience in qualitative research on education policy among the most senior policymakers, this book explores and illustrates successful approaches to working with senior policymakers through examples from both the UK and Israel. Whilst policy studies are traditionally either theoretical or quantitative, this book explains the theory, methodology, and ethics of harnessing qualitative methods to the study of senior policymakers and their settings. Key topics include: Designing and planning the qualitative policy study Document analysis as a policy research tool Interviewing policymakers and observing policy Mapping qualitative policy analysis methods Writing policy reports Ethics and trust This practical guide, built upon a sound theoretical framework, will prove both inspirational and helpful to academic and professional researchers across all disciplines involving public policy.

Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager

Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager

Author: Megan Crawford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473908406

Category: Education

Page: 232

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'This book is refreshing and distinctive. It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education. Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.' - Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development. With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader. Content includes: · the influence of local and national contexts; · accountability; · working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders; · approaches to change; · becoming a strategic leader; · the educational leader as researcher. This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Marianne Coleman

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056156378

Category: Education

Page: 328

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'The book is notably successful in the way it combines a review of the principles and methods of research with recent advances in the field... The editors' claim that it is core reading for those undertaking masters and doctoral level research is well met.' - School Leadership and Management `Success of this book is measured by the clarity and coverage of key principles for developing research. The audience is treated to an engaging primer that covers all aspects of research. By commencing with epistemology, ontology and methodology in a non-threatening fashion, a tone is set that guides the reader through the technical aspects of research in a friendly fashion' - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management `In a competitive field of educational research methods this book offers those interested in educational leadership and management an alternative conceptualization of research methods, and will no doubt help those researching in this field' - Gill Nicholls, British Journal of Educational Studies `It can be strongly recommended as an introductory text for students engaged in virtually any field of educational research and readers of this journal should not be deterred by its specialist title' - Eric Hoyle, Escalate `The attempt to contextualize methodology does make the work more accessible than other more general texts, and it will therefore be particularly useful to those beginning to develop a research approach to their professional context' - Sue Crowley, Learning and Skills Research `There are many texts and courses on research methods. Each university will have a handful covering the full range of types of research. What differentiates this book for Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) members is the inviting focus on the education sector. A consistent theme differentiates and explains the nuances of positivist and phenomenological research. By comparing and contrasting qualitative and quantitative methods, the reader can confidently place where their own research question sits. The text brought me to the point of being clear what are the issues that required deeper thought and the method to access further literature'- Micheal Koorndyk, University of Adelaide, Australia This book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management. It brings together expert original contributions to present a comprehensive and accessible resource for new and experienced researchers in the field. The book deals with: - the concept of research and its philosophical bases - fundamental issues like ethics, validity and reliability - exploring existing literature to inform research - the nature of survey, case study and action research - research tools: interviews, questionnaires; documentary research and diaries; observation - analysis and presentation of quantitative and qualitative research data - writing up and disseminating research This book is a core text for master's level courses in educational management. It is accessible for the beginning researcher, while at the same time providing stimulating reading for students and practitioners with some research experience.

Theory as Method in Research

Theory as Method in Research

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317479451

Category: Education

Page: 214

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While education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists over the years, much contemporary theory building in these areas has revolved around the work of Pierre Bourdieu. Theory as Method in Research develops the capacity of students, researchers and teachers to successfully put Bourdieu’s ideas to work in their own research and prepare them effectively for conducting Masters and Doctoral scholarships. Structured around four core themes, this book provides a range of research case studies exploring educational identities, educational inequalities, school leadership and management, and research in teacher education. Issues as diverse as Chinese language learning and identity, school leadership in Australia and the school experience of Afro-Trinidadian boys, are covered, intertwined with a set of innovative approaches to theory application in education research. This collection brings together, in one comprehensive volume, a set of education researchers who place Pierre Bourdieu’s key concepts such as habitus, capital and field at the centre of their research methodologies. Full of insight and innovation, the book is an essential read for practitioners, student teachers, researchers and academics who want to harness the potential of Bourdieu’s core concepts in their own work, thereby helping to bridge the gap between theory and method in education research.

The Cultural and Social Foundations of Educational Leadership

The Cultural and Social Foundations of Educational Leadership

Author: Romuald Normand

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030744977

Category: Education

Page: 267

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This book identifies the cultural and moral foundations of country-specific educational governance and school leadership and presents the principles of justice and the diversity of common goods that guide leadership practices in schools. It contributes to an existing research field that studies diversity and ethical leadership in schools. The social dimension of school leadership is not limited to issues related to equality and equity, or social inclusion. The capacity of leaders to promote civic-mindedness and social cooperation, consensus and acceptance of others, the right balance between freedom and duties, and reciprocity of obligations, are essential to maintain democratic rights and facilitate the life together while respecting ethnic and cultural differences. Therefore, the book gathers contributions from a range of international authors capable of reporting these moral and cultural features, while broadening the research perspectives on school leadership.

Researching Education from the Inside

Researching Education from the Inside

Author: Pat Sikes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134076970

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Researching Education from the Inside focuses on research projects that are undertaken by people who already have an attachment to the institutions or social groups on which their investigations are based. They can, therefore, be considered to be ‘insiders’. In some cases their insider positioning is primarily important because it gets them access to the particular people and/or the phenomena that they want to investigate. At other times, however, aspects of their own ‘insidership’ will, in itself, come under scrutiny. Insider researchers need to consider five distinct stages that can lead to ethical dilemmas, namely: Entering the field, Being in the field, Leaving the field, Writing, and Disseminating the results. This book covers these stages whist considering important issues such as: Access, Choice of research methods, Field relationships, Involvement of informants, Confidentiality and anonymity, Interpretation of findings including validity and reliability. Failure to properly consider these key factors can lead to disastrous consequences for any research but it can be a special problem for insider investigators. These vital issues are discussed by an impressive range of contributors in this ground-breaking book, making it an invaluable resource for anyone participating in Insider Research.