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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Exploring the School Leadership Landscape: Changing Demands, Changing Realities

Peter Earley
Bloomsbury, October 2013

Exploring the School Leadership Landscape critically considers the ways in which school leadership and its practice have evolved, exploring what has changed and what has remained the same over the last decade. Both empirically and theoretically informed, it covers the relationship between leadership and student learning; school autonomy, accountability and the market; leadership and governance; leadership intensification and distribution; and new models including system leadership. From publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

School leadership
School administration
Educational administration
Educational accountability
Education management

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Peter Jarvis, Mary Watts, Editors 
Routledge,  2012

As our understanding of learning focuses on the whole person rather than individual aspects of learning, so the process of learning is beginning to be studied from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary research into learning: it brings together a diverse range of specialities with chapters written by leading scholars throughout the world from a wide variety of different approaches. From publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Teaching and learning
Education research

Leading Professional Practice in Education

Christine Wise, Marion Cartwright, Peter Bradshaw
SAGE,  2013

The volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organizational improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies, and case examples of effective practice. From publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

School leadership
Education management
Case studies
Educational planning
Educational innovations
Educational administration

The Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils: Negotiating Achievement and Peer Cultures

Becky Francis, Barbara Read, Christine Skelton
Bloomsbury,  2012

How do some students manage to excel in their studies and be popular while other high achievers are treated as social outcasts? This text looks at the relationships between gender, race and social class, and attainment and popularity, for high-achieving pupils. From publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Social adjustment
Social classes
Boys
Girls
Equality
Ethnic groups
Social life and customs
Personal and social capability
Students

The Mismeasure of Education

Jim Horn, Denise Wilburn
Information Age,  2013

This US-based book 'takes a step back to examine the ideological and historical grounding, potential benefits, scholarly evidence, and ethical basis for the new generation of test based accountability measures'. From publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Educational evaluation
Educational accountability
Assessment

The Great Reversal: Young People, Education and Employment in a Declining Economy

Martin Allen, Patrick Ainley
Radicaled, February 2013

The current strategy of the British government 'is to demolish what remains of the social democratic state education system established in the decades after the end of World War Two, and to do this as quickly as possible... rather than the lacking the skills, qualifications and abilities necessary for work, nowadays most young people are overqualified and underemployed.' From publisher's description. See also Robin Simmons' commentary on the publisher's website, and book review (fee-based access) in British Journal of Educational Studies volume 62 issue 2.

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Subject Headings

Employment
Careers
State schools
Great Britain
Economic trends