Dealing with Dilemmas 2.0 advance copies are printed already. The official launch at the University of Edinburgh is tomorrow evening (13th). I’m excited about it. When the first edition was published in 2007, Christine Forde of Univ of Glasgow told me
“Your book is going down a storm with SQH candidates – it has answered a lot
of questions for them.”
This gave me a lot of pleasure, as I had set out to write the book to answer some questions that were bothering me! In particular, I wanted to explore why there is such a gap between the real life experience of school leadership (not just of the the headteacher, but all those who take on leadership roles) and what is written on bits of paper such as policies or guidelines or quality indicators. In the real world of lived experience, everything is much messier but also so much more real and exciting. This book goes some towards explaining ‘why?’
The new second edition is revised, updated and expanded, with many more exemplars. It’s also physically bigger and aesthetically more pleasing. I hope it continues to answer important questions for those who lead in our schools.
My thanks to the publisher, Dunedin Academic Press (click here), for their faith in the book and the importance of its message.
I can’t believe it’s been six weeks since the last blog. Assessment, holiday, assessment, Mum’s illness, more assessment and some time in the garden and this is where I’ve got to….