Middle leadership in schools: A practical guide for leading learning

Peter Grootenboer, Christine Edwards-Groves, Karin Rönnerman

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Middle Leadership in Schools positions middle leaders as professional leaders, and an integral part of educational and professional development in schools and other educational institutions. Drawing on empirical research spanning four countries, this book provides readers with a conceptual framework to understand middle leading and shows how middle leading practices unfold in real educational contexts. This is a valuable resource that goes beyond a theoretical conversation about middle leaders to provide readers with practical applications based on extensive research undertaken by the authors. The book is divided into seven chapters, each of which include reflective discussion questions and recommended readings to promote collaborative engagement with the text. Chapters cover topics such as how middle leading is shaped in practice, its role in professional development and its impact on schools.
Illustrating to middle leaders how they can develop their leadership skills, the book will also be of interest to school principals and other senior leaders as a guide to supporting their middle leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages154
ISBN (Electronic)9781003026389
ISBN (Print)9780367460006, 9780367459987
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020


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