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Department: Master of Education
Module Description: A thorough study of leadership, its various definitions and forms and a systematic analysis of the effects of leadership on school variables such as student achievement, teacher professional behaviour, educational administration, curriculum selection and development as well as a venture to identify and develop the leadership capabilities of each participant. Careful attention will be given to a) empirical research studies on the effectiveness of various approaches to leadership, and, b) the development and application of research methods for study of leadership in the local context, c) understanding of cross-cultural variables in leadership such as norms and religion, modernization, cultural convergence, issues such as power distance and individualization and development of the role of women in leadership
- Alma, H. & Linda, L. (2003). Building leadership capacity for school improvement. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill Education.
- Bowers, A.J., Shoho, A.R. & Barnet, B.G. (2016). Challenges and opportunities of educational leadership research and practice: the state of the field and its multiple futures. Charlotte, NC: New Age Publishing.
- English, F.W., (2011). The Sage handbook of educational leadership: advanced in theory, research and practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publication.
- Papa, R. (2011). Technology leadership for school improvement. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Key indicative readings
- Blasé, J. & Blasé, J. (2000). Effective instructional leadership. Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 38(2), pp. 130-141.
- Bolden, et.al. (2003). A review of leadership theory and competency framework. Exeter: University of Exeter. Open resource
- Bush, T. (2007). Educational leadership and management: theory, policy, and practice. South African Journal of Education, vol. 27(3), pp. 391-406.
- Bush, T. (2008). ‘Models of educational leadership’, in. T. Bush & M. Coleman. Leadership and management development in education. London: Sage Publications, pp. 9-23.
- Chapman, J. D. (2010). Recruitment, retention, development of school principals. Paris: IIEP. Open resource
- Collinson, D. & Tourish, D. (2015). Teaching leadership critically: new directions for leadership pedagogy. Academy of Management Learning & Education. vol. 14(4), pp. 576-594.
- David, S.A. & Abukari, A., (2020). Perspectives of teachers on selection and development of school leaders in the UAE. International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 34(1), pp. 56-69. Request item
- Day, C., Harris, A., Hadfield, M., Tolley, H. & Beresford, J. (2000). Leading schools in times of change. pp.159-178.
- Gardner, W, Avolio, B, Kuthans, F. May, D. & Walumba, F. (2005) Can you see the real me? A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 16, pp. 343–372. Request this item
- Gurr, D. (2015). A model of successful school leadership from the international successful school principal project. Societies, vol. 5, pp. 136-150.
- Hallinger, P. & Heck, R (2002). ‘What do you call people with vision: the role of vision, mission and goals in school leadership and improvement’, in P.Hallinger & K.A. Leithwood. Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration, pp. 9-40. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Request this item
- Heck, R. & Hallinger, P. (2005). The study of educational leadership and management: where does the field stand today? Educational Management Administration & Leadership, vol. 33(2), pp. 229–244.
- Hallinger, P. & Heck, R.H. (2010). Collaborative leadership and school improvement: understanding the impact on school capacity and student learning. School Leadership and Management, vol.30(2), pp. 95-110.
- Harris, A. & Bennett, N. (2001). School effectiveness and school improvement alternative perspectives. London: Continuum.
- Harris, A. (2004). Distributed leadership and school improvement. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, vol. 32(1), pp. 11-24.
- Houchens, G.W. & Keedy, J.L. (2009). Theories of practice: understanding the practice of educational leadership. Journal of Thought, Fall-Winter, pp. 49-61.
- House, R., Wright, N. & Aditya, R. (1997). ‘Cross-cultural research on organizational leadership: a critical analysis and proposed theory’, in Earley, C. & Erez, M (eds). New perspectives on international industrial/organizational psychology. San Francisco: New Lexington Press.
- Leithwood, K., Louis, K., Anderson, S. & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). Review of research: how leadership influences student learning. University of Minnesota, University of Toronto and Wallace Foundation. Open resource
- Lord, R.G., Hannah, S.T. & Jennings, P.L. (2011). A framework for understanding leadership and individual requisite complexity. Organizational Psychology Review, vol. 1(2), pp. 104-127.
- Owings, W.A. & Kaplan, L.S. (2012). ‘Leadership theories’, in. W. A Owings, L. S Kaplan. Leadership and organizational behavior in education. New York: Pearson.
- Resnick, L. & Glennan, T. (2002). ‘Leadership for learning: a theory of action for urban school districts’, in A.T. Hightower, M.S. Knapp, J.A. Marsh, and M.W. McLaughlin (eds). School Districts and Instructional Renewal. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Shah, S. (2005). Educational leadership: an Islamic perspective. British Educational Research Journal, vol. 32(3), pp. 363-385.
- The Wallace Foundation. (2010). Education leadership: an agenda for school improvement. New York: The Wallace Foundation.
- Uljens, M. (2018). Understanding educational leadership and curriculum reform: beyond global economism and neo-conservative nationalism. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education, vol. 2(2-3), pp. 196-213.
- Winston, B.E. & Patterson, K. (2006). An integrative definition of leadership. International Journal of Leadership studies, vol. 1(2), pp. 6-66. Open resource
- Avolio, B. & Gardner, W. (2005). Authentic leadership development: getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 16, pp. 315–338. Request this item
- Brooke-Smith, R. (2004). Leading learners, leading schools. London: RoutledgeFalmer.
- Brundrett, M., Burton, N. & Smith, R. (eds). (2003). Leadership in education. London: Sage.
- Digman, J. (1990). Personality structure: emergence of the five-factor model. Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 41(4), pp. 17-40.
- Fullan, M. (2002). The change leader. Educational Leadership, vol. 59(8), pp. 16.
- Gray, J., Reynolds, D., Fitz-Gibbon, C. & Jesson, D. (eds). (1996). Merging traditions: the future of research on school effectiveness and school improvement. London: Cassell.
- Gardner, W., Avolio, B., Kuthans, F., May, D. & Walumba, F. (2005). Can you see the real me? a self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 16, pp. 343–372. Request this item
- Guskey, T. R. & Peterson, K D. (1996). The road to classroom change. Educational Leadership, vol. 53(4), pp. 10-15.
- Harber, C. & Davies, L. (1998). School management and effectiveness in developing countries. London: Continuum Press.
- Hargreaves, D. & Hopkins, D. (1994). Development planning for school improvement. London: Cassell.
- Hess, F. & Kelly, A. (2007). Learning to lead? What gets taught in principal preparation programs? Teachers College Record, vol. 109(1), pp. 244-274. Request this item
- Hunter, R. C. & Donahoo, S. (2003). The nature of urban school politics after brown: the need for new political knowledge, leadership, and organizational skills. Education and Urban Society, vol. 36(1), pp. 3-15.
- Johnson, B. L. (2003). Those nagging headaches: perennial issues and tensions in the politics of education field. Educational Administration Quarterly, vol. 39(1), pp. 41-67. Request this item
- Law, S. & Glover, D. (2000). Educational leadership and learning: practice, policy and research. Buckingham: Open University Press.
- Leithwood, K. & Hallinger, P. (2002). Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration. Two-volume. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- Mayo, P. (2003). A rationale for a transformative approach to education. Journal of Transformative Education, vol. 1(1), pp. 38-57.
- Nance, J. P. (2003). Public school administrators and technology policy making. Educational Administration Quarterly, vol. 39(4), pp. 434-467. Request this item
- Townley, A. (1995). Changing school culture. Educational Leadership, vol. 52(4), May.
- Wallace, M. & Poulson, P. (2003). Learning to read critically in educational leadership and management. London: Sage.
- West-Burnham, J. (1997). Managing quality in schools: effective strategies for quality based school improvement. 2nd edn. Harlow: Pearson Education.