Topic: System leadership in action: sustainability of alternative education in a changing landscape (UK)
Critical review of literature on Systems Leadership in Education.
An exploration of the theories, research and practice of school improvement and school leadership? How is system leadership used as a means to respond to key contemporary educational challenges (global, national, local and school level challenges) including reasons why some leaders take on roles that work for the success of other schools as well as their own? Examples of research and literature from international and alternative education contexts.
What are the mechanisms for sustainability in schools, including alternative provision. How does mechanisms of system leadership: leaders moral imperative, competition, choice, partnerships, collaboration, distributed leadership, inter dependent networks, impact on sustainability?
suggested ref texts: Crossley, D (2013) Sustainable school transformation; Earley et al (2012) article: review of school leadership landscape; Sammons, P and day, C (2013) Successful leadership, a review of international literature