Strategic Leadership Planning for School Improvement: A Successful Model from the Kingdom of Bahrain
by Masooma Al Mutawah
Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
This chapter will cover basic theories and practices of successful leadership through strategic planning. A range of issues will be explored for school improvement in an educational setting, such as: Managing educational change by identifying individual and organizational drivers for improvement; Accountability and evaluation across international contexts with consideration for how it might work in a range of situations in the national context; Preparation to lead and assess teaching and learning; How to build cohesive diversity cultures in schools that promote a positive environment where the differences will be accepted; Examining processes that promote change for improvement; The primary responsibilities of school leaders as change agents within their organizations; How to ensure sustainability of educational reforms to improve school effectiveness with a focus on the role of school leaders in the process.
Keywords: Strategic leadership, Successful leadership, Cultural context
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