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ERIC Number: EJ1080186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Framing Successful School Leadership as a Moral and Democratic Enterprise
Møller, Jorunn
Education Research and Perspectives, v32 n2 p43-56 2005
The article aims at exploring what counts as successful leadership and what the key questions in exploring successful school leadership across countries should be. A main argument is that successful leadership is a contestable concept, and I argue for framing school leadership as a moral and democratic enterprise, which implies a need to protect and promote the ideas and values of democracy in the language of education. In the discussion I draw upon data from the Norwegian part of an international research project. I claim that the principal is probably crucial in building the conditions for democratic participation in schools, but that success results from a continuous team effort.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway