ERIC Number: EJ1023699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
On Not Researching School Leadership: The Contribution of S. J. Ball
Gunter, Helen M.
London Review of Education, v11 n3 p218-228 2013
Stephen Ball's research continues to make a contribution to describing, understanding and explaining the political, social, economic and cultural context in which educational professionals locate their practices. Therefore, Ball engages with issues about school leadership, but he does not set out to present solutions for school leaders. Based on critical reading and interview data, I show how by not researching school leadership he makes a robust and relevant analysis of school leadership for the profession. He makes a contribution to understanding the realities of doing and thinking about leaders doing leadership and exercising leadership, where his starting point is to work with the profession as public intellectuals.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Educational Researchers, Interviews, Governance
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