There is a growing expectation that leaders and managers in education will reflect an international perspective in their practice, reflecting on their roles, responsibilities and tasks in the context of increasing globalization. An understanding of developments in leadership and management in different parts of the world is not an academic exercise, but an essential resource for individuals, teams and governments in selecting appropriate practice and policy within their own environment. Leading and Managing in Education provides a range of perspectives on key themes, drawing on contrasting examples of practice from different national and cultural settings, mapping the international landscape of leadership and management in education. In doing so, Nick Foskett and Jacky Lumby challenge some of the 'accepted' norms and paradigms in educational leadership and management. A key aim of Leading and Managing in Education is to reduce isolation and build confidence in educational managers as part of a global community of professional educators, offering a bridge to link all those contributing to the endeavour of educating children and adults wherever they may be.
Jacky Lumby (Ph.D. University of Leicester) is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education at the University of Southampton, UK. She has taught and led in a range of educational settings, including secondary/high schools, community and further/technical education. She has also worked for a Training and Enterprise Council, with a regional responsibility for developing leaders across the public and private sectors. She has researched and published widely on educational policy, leadership and management in schools and colleges, in the UK and internationally. Her work on leadership encompasses a range of perspectives, including diversity issues, comparative and international perspectives and leading upper secondary education. She has co-edited International handbook on the preparation and development of school leaders (2008). Her most recent book is, with Marianne Coleman, Leadership and Diversity: Challenging Theory and Practice in Education (2007). She is co- editor of the journal International Studies in Educational Administration and a member of the Council of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society.