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Title Passionate principalship : learning from the life histories of school leaders / edited by Ciaran Sugrue
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2005


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 W'BOOL  371.2012094 Sug/Ppl  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 209 pages
Contents Critical introduction / Ivor Goodson -- Putting "real life" into school leadership : connecting identities -- Leadership and life history / Ciaran Sugrue -- Sustained motivation embedded in place : living with accountability and mandated change / Colin Biott and John Spindler -- Old metaphors, new meanings : being a woman principal / Jorunn Møller -- Memeberships and relationships in a changing context / Lejf Moos -- Creating continuity through change : comfort with uncertianty / Ciaran Sugrue -- Coping with accountability - tensions between reason and emotion / Jorunn Møller -- Regulation and trust : negotiating relationship / Lejf Moos -- Immediacy and distance : inter-generational professional learning / John Spindler and Colin Biott -- Being principal : leadership inside out / Ciaran Sugrue -- Principalship : beyond pleasure, pain and passion / Ciaran Sugrue -- Appendix 1. The education system in Denmark -- Appendix 2. The education system in England -- Appendix 3. The education system in Ireland -- Appendix 4. The education system in Norway -- Appendix 5. Profiles of principal participants in Denmark -- Appendix 6. Profiles of principal participants in England -- Appendix 7. Profiles of principal participants in Ireland -- Appendix 8. Profiles of principal participants in Norway
Summary "This book puts 'real life' back into the literature on school principalship. Through a life-history approach, it portrays daily life in schools as a much more messy, contested and precarious existence, where principals struggle with passionate commitment to find continuity amongst frequently changing and often conflicting policy initiatives." "The book draws on comprehensive in-depth interview data with new, experienced and veteran principals in Denmark, England, Ireland and Norway. Their life stories illustrate the struggles involved in the ongoing negotiation of identities through unprecedented change." "This is essential reading for principals and their professional bodies, academics and researchers, and school leaders on leadership courses internationally."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject School principals -- Europe -- Case studies.
School management and organization -- Europe -- Case studies.
Educational leadership -- Europe -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Sugrue, Ciaran.
LC no. 2004005948
ISBN 0415318866 hardback alkaline paper