Creative Educational Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

Creative Educational Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

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By (author) Jacquie Turnbull

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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1441167749
  • ISBN 13: 9781441167743
  • Sales rank: 548,521

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Creativity is now essential in a global economy, for business, and for the benefit of society. To enable young people to flourish in an uncertain future, education needs to acknowledge creativity as an essential life skill rather than restricting it to activities of a broadly artistic nature. This book helps educational leaders to identify the tensions within education systems that hinder the development of creative capacity and may influence decision-making towards pragmatic rather than creative solutions. In order to develop creative capacity, leadership itself needs to be a creative action to resolve limitations, and to develop original solutions to the challenge of educating for work and life in the twenty-first century. Recognising the vital importance of creativity to young people facing a rapidly changing world, Jacquie Turnbull reveals how, in highly effective leadership, a unique combination of values, relationships and personal attributes enables creativity. Packed with examples of successful practice, the book challenges you to build creative capacity - within staff teams and for young people - and to develop as a creative leader yourself.

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Jacquie Turnbull has been a secondary teacher, an HE lecturer and a trainer specialising in improving teachers' personal and professional effectiveness. She has been Deputy Chair of the General Teaching Council (Wales) and Chair of an FE College in the UK. She is currently Director of a company specialising in profiling to improve professional effectiveness. Jacquie also received an MBE in 2011 for her work in education.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Case for Creativity; Part I: Tensions and Challenges; 1. The Changing Nature of Learning for Work; 2. Work - Who we are or What we Do?; 3. Schooling as a System; 4. Education as Preparation for Work and Life; 5. Seeking the Seeds of a Solution in Creativity; Part II: Leadership as Creativity in Action; 6. Context - Creating the Environment for Creativity; 7. Values - Creating Meaning; 8. Creating Meaningful Relationships; 9. Personal Qualities of the Creative Leader; 10. A Way Forward - Leadership as Creativity; References and Further Reading; Index.