Educational Leadership and Management

Samantha Wells (London Borough of Camden, UK and Sidney Sussex College, a constituent college of Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 1 December 2003



Wells, S. (2003), "Educational Leadership and Management", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 17 No. 7, pp. 360-360.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2003, MCB UP Limited

This is a book thal should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly at masters level. The book is divided neatly into three separate sections. The first section examines how to read the vast and expanding literature on management and administration critically. The chapter, authored by Louise Poulson and Mike Wallace, exploring writing and designing research, is particularly of note for its insightfulness.

In the second part of this text there are nine chapters by leading academics in the field of governance. This part presents research reports that are examples of excellent practice. This will usefully provide students with the opportunity to consider quality work that was written for publication, and as publication should be an important goal of students this section will clearly inform their writing and thinking. The final part examines critically reviewing relevant literature, an important area that many students initially have considerable difficulty with.

This is a book supported by a well‐constructed layout that will help hard‐pressed students, and is very competitively priced in comparison to similar books.

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