Coaching Educational Leadership

Coaching Educational Leadership : Building Leadership Capacity through Partnership

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Coaching Educational Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximising potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals.

Based on over a decade of research and development, nationally and internationally, Coaching Educational Leadership brings you the empirical evidence, the principles, and the skills, to be able to develop your own leadership and that of others you work with.

This book:

- Challenges you to critically reflect on your leadership and professional relationships

- Offers practical activities and exercises

- Describes leadership coaching based on reciprocal processes

- Seeks to connect theory and practice

- Provides a basis for workshop activities in coaching, appraisal, and mentoring.

Coaching Educational Leadership will assist educators who believe in the development of leadership at all levels, to dialogue effectively with professional colleagues for the improvement of leadership practice.

This book comes highly recommended to those professionals committed to lifelong, experiential learning and reflective practice. An essential addition to the professional development programme.

Jan Robertson is Director of London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 16.76mm | 520g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847874037
  • 9781847874030

Table of contents

The Concept and Role of Educational Leadership
Learning for Leadership
The Value of Shared Learning
Action Research and Coaching
Getting Underway
Coaching the Skills that Build Trust
Coaching the Skills that Move Leaders Forward
Troubleshooting and Monitoring the Coaching Relationship
Facilitating Coaching
Leaders Coaching Leaders
Developing Agency
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Review quote

'Overall Coaching Educational Leadership is a unique and impressive book that employs a critical approach and an opportunity for not only educational leaders but practitioners to utilise coaching to improve the quality of their professional life through effective communication skills...I do recommend the book as it not only introduces the coaching phenomenon, but also provides a precept of theory informing practice and practice informing theory' -

'In her quietly radical book...Jan Robertson offers a structured and supported process for school leaders to work collaboratively towards their self-defined professional goals, and through this to support their own professional growth and that of their organisation...Since it builds on the experience of school leaders and has been widely trialled, readers can have confidence that it works' - International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

'[T]his book is distinctive, engaging, fills a gap in accessing this knowledge base, and makes a valuable contribution to the field of leadership coaching. The book will be of interest to professionals in education, social services, law, and for those facilitating professional development that respects professional knowledge. I shall recommend this book to colleagues pursuing postgraduate research programmes I lead and teach' - Educational Management, Administration and Leadership

'Jan Robertson's splendid book not only advocates articulately for the necessity of leadership coaching, but sets out practically what good coaching can, and should, look like' - Andy Hargreaves, Boston College

'If we are serious about improving schools then we need to look at building leadership capability and capacity. This book provides a powerful and insightful starting point' - Alma Harris, University of Warwick

'This is a real contribution to the literature and professional development of educational leaders' - Bruce Barnett, Universtity of Texas at San Antonio
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About Jan Robertson

Jan Robertson is Head of Department, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education.
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