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ERIC Number: EJ1041581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: EISSN-1573-1812
School Leadership and Educational Change: Tools and Practices in Shared School Leadership Development
Hauge, Trond Eiliv; Norenes, Svein Olav; Vedøy, Gunn
Journal of Educational Change, v15 n4 p357-376 Nov 2014
This study examines the features of school leadership as it evolved in an upper secondary school attempting to enhance school improvement through a dedicated team of developmental leaders. We study the team leadership's tools and design over one school year and report on the evolution of a collective approach to leadership for school improvement. Researchers in a formative intervention research project supported the change process. Cultural-historical activity theory and a set of new technologies inspired the intervention design. The study describes how conceptions and practices of leadership gradually emerged as a collective and distributed approach to leading educational change and school improvement. In particular, new tools and designs for school team leadership were explored and implemented. The study addresses the need to develop shared and collaborative conceptions of leadership in schools. The study concludes that careful planning and skilful orchestration of human, cultural and technological resources are needed in order to make sustainable improvements in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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