School Leadership and Complexity Theory

1st Edition

Keith Morrison

Routledge
Published May 2, 2002
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415277846 - CAT# RU24260

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $70.95

USD$56.76

SAVE ~$14.19

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Interest in complexity theory, a relation of chaos theory, has become well established in the business community in recent years. Complexity theory argues that systems are complex interactions of many parts which cannot be predicted by accepted linear equations. In this book, Keith Morrison introduces complexity theory to the world of education, drawing out its implications for school leadership.
He suggests that schools are complex, nonlinear and unpredictable systems, and that this impacts significantly within them. As schools race to keep up with change and innovation, he suggests that it is possible to find order without control and to lead without coercion. Key areas:
* schools and self-organisation
* leadership for self-organisation
* supporting emergence through the learning organisation
* schools and their environments
* communication
* fitness landscapes
This book will be of interest to headteachers and middle managers, and those on higher level courses in educational leadership and management.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title