1st December 2005



The University of Lincoln’s Professor of Education Leadership Tony Bush is giving his inaugural lecture next week (Monday) examining effective school leadership.

In his lecture entitled ‘School Leadership in the 21st Century: Theory, Practice, Policy and Research’ Professor Bush will examine the reasons for the enhanced international interest in leadership and leadership development.

He’ll also consider the structures and processes established to promote effective leadership in different international settings and discuss the most effective types of leadership.

Effective leadership and management are increasingly regarded as central dimensions of successful schooling.

The establishment of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) in 2000 demonstrates the Government’s commitment to developing leaders as a means of improving school performance.

There is also considerable international interest in this issue. Professor Bush is currently advising on leadership development in three other countries.

Tony Bush is Professor of Education Leadership at the University of Lincoln and previously held similar posts at the universities of Leicester and Reading.

He has been a visiting professor, external examiner, consultant or invited keynote speaker in China, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Seychelles, Singapore and South Africa.

He has published more than 100 books and is the editor of the leading international journal ‘Educational Management and Administration’.

The lecture will be held in School of Architecture Building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus on Monday 5th December 2005 at 6pm. The event is free and attendees should arrive at 5.30pm for registration and refreshments.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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