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ERIC Number: ED574415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: 978-1-911039-14-3
Executive Headteachers: What's in a Name? A Review of the Literature
Fellows, Tom; Odell, Evan
National Foundation for Educational Research
This literature review aims to encapsulate existing research on the executive headteacher (EHT) position in England, building on the work of Fellows (2016). It covers three main areas: the history of EHTs in England; the skills, qualities and motivations identified in EHTs by existing literature; and the governance and school structures associated with EHTs. The review also aims to place the English EHT in an international context by identifying similar executive leadership positions in decentralised and semi-decentralised education systems in other countries. An appendix provides the literature review methodology. [This report was co-published by The Future Leaders Trust. For the full report, see ED574411. For the Technical Appendix, see ED574412. For the Case Study Compendium, see ED574414. For the Executive Summary, see ED574408.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (England); National Governors Association
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States; Belgium; Netherlands; Canada; France