Leading Learning and Teaching

By Stephen Dinham

The core purpose of schools and educators must be the successful facilitation of teaching and learning. To do this effectively, teachers must also be leaders. In Leading Learning and Teaching, Stephen Dinham follows up the success of How to Get Your School Moving and Improving with an authoritative, in-depth examination of the field of instructional leadership. Building on extensive research in Australia and around the world, Leading Learning and Teaching examines the importance and impact of instructional leadership. Key themes include successful change management, the effectiveness of teacher professional development, and the importance of evidence and the use of data. Examining current international contexts of educational theory, policy, and practice, Dinham presents strategies, agendas, and direction for enhancing the capabilities of individual educators, teaching teams, schools, and systems. He brings together essential research and understandings of leading teaching and learning, and the role of instructional leadership in promoting quality teaching and enabling student learning. *** "If educators are to LEAD learning and teaching, then this is the must-read book." -- Professor John Hattie *** "This book is not just an elegant and comprehensive survey of contemporary educational research evidence, but because of its breadth of vision and authentic grounding in practice, it provides a theory of action for Australian education well into the middle of this century." -- Professor Emeritus David Hopkins, Institute of Education, University of London *** "Leading Learning and Teaching is a must read for anyone interested in changing schools and classrooms for the better. It is authoritative, accessible and ultimately compelling reading." -- Professor Alma Harris, Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya [Subject: Education]

Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742863641