Daley, Marie, Orr, Kevin and Petrie, Joel (2017) The Principal: Power and Professionalism in FE. UCL IOE Press, London. ISBN 9781858568447

This collection examines how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector. The sequel to 'Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses', this book is similarly playful, but deadly serious in intent.

Using Machiavelli’s celebrated and contested treatise 'The Prince' as a metaphorical guide, the contributors each take a different perspective to interrogate leadership, agency and professionalism in FE. The scope of The Principal is as wide as the sector, with chapters on adult education and the FE systems throughout the UK and in Ireland and Australia. The writers share a fierce commitment to FE and this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about how and where the FE sector is being led.

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