Achieving “Authentic Educational Leadership in Schools”

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Dr. Ross H. Millikan’s new book discusses enhanced learning and teaching opportunities for optimal educational outcomes

An erudite in the fields of education and leadership, author Dr. Ross H. Millikan offers a comprehensive book that aims to encourage and enable greater organisational and operational flexibility and autonomy, through minimising constraints, resulting in optimised learning and teaching which produce holistic educational outcomes. In this important book, Authentic Educational Leadership in Schools, educators and school administrators are provided with an extensive guide to aid them.

Dr. Millikan’s thorough discussion on authentic leadership in schools presents a sweeping coverage of various significant concepts and studies, from philosophic and pragmatic underpinnings of schools, provocations pertaining to the current contexts of schools and practical recommendations for changes to improve current practices. This brilliant volume introduces a detailed presentation of the important things needed to improve the educational leadership in today’s institutions.

Schools are highly interactive human-service organisations. This is why authentic educational leadership is a critical and important role that must be addressed and continually improved. It is a leadership that is informed, committed, and tailored to address the unique qualities and characteristics of a particular school and its organisation, including the unique nature of a school in its particular context within the community. Schooling could and should be significantly better than it currently is for both teachers and students as they are the primary participants in this enterprise. Authentic educational leadership, when appropriately supported, has the potential to create the environments, which will come closest to optimal learning and teaching opportunities and outcomes for every student and teacher.

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About the Author
Dr. Ross H. Millikan was born in Victoria, Australia, in 1938. He is married to Janice Maree and they have three children: Andrew Hamilton, Timothy James, and Rebecca Jane. He received his B.Mus.Ed and Grad.B.Ed from The University of Melbourne, Australia, and earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in The University of Alberta, Canada. He has been an accomplished teacher, director of music, lecturer, principal, CEO, educational consultant, fellow, project officer, regional director, committee chairman, and association member of various universities, educational centres, and international organisations in Australia, Canada, and Asia. He co-authored Creating an Excellent School, published in 1987 by Routledge, London. He has written various journal articles, conference presentations, and occasional papers from 1980-2005. His areas of specialisation are school governance, strategic planning, school evaluation, educational change, educational leadership, personnel management, IBO programmes, educational leadership, and teaching pedagogies.

Authentic Educational Leadership in Schools * by Dr. Ross H. Millikan
Publication Date: January 24, 2011
Trade Paperback; AU$ 39.99; 632 pages; 978-1-4535-5491-3
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