Headteachers, Mediocre Colleagues and the Challenges of Educational Leadership

Reflections on Teacher Quality

  • Anne D. Cockburn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


A unique collection of headteachers' voices discussing leading and managing mediocre teachers and their colleagues. It explores the dilemmas they face as they cope with teachers' personal and professional lives, aging colleagues, accountability and government directives and provides significant insights into the complexities of being a leader.


Headteachers teachers education aging dynamics government mathematics quality stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne D. Cockburn
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45707-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31189-4
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