ERIC Number: EJ1047770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Waiting for "Superleader": Leadership as Anti-Resource Discourse
Ehrensal, Patricia A. L.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v47 n1 p68-83 2015
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to explore the constructs of school leadership that have gained primacy over the past 20 years. In doing so, I discuss how structures limit the role of the leader in school organisations has been overlooked, particularly ignoring the resource dependency of schools and the external control of resources they do acquire. What I argue is that leadership is an "anti-resource discourse." That is, the focus on leadership allows the neoliberal discourse to ignore and obscure the inequitable funding of schools in the USA.
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Role, Leadership Effectiveness, School Administration, Administrative Organization, Educational Resources, Educational Practices, Leadership Styles, School Turnaround, Transformational Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Discourse Analysis, Barriers, Performance Factors, Politics of Education, School Policy
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