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ERIC Number: EJ1128688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Leading a School through Change--Principals' Hands-on Leadership Strategies in School Reform
Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi
School Leadership & Management, v36 n4 p452-469 2016
Principal's hands-on strategies reflecting their theories of changing have a substantial effect on the development of their schools and on how the large-scale reform takes root. The study explores five comprehensive school principals' leadership strategies during a large-scale school reform in Finland. The principals' strategies in the middle of reform acknowledged the process nature of leading and involved coherence-making. The inclusive and learning-oriented strategies were applied quite consistently in terms of the horizontal, but not so much in the vertical coherence-making. Exclusive strategies we used to decrease teachers' workload. Principals' theories of changing seem to focus on creating and protecting teachers' opportunities for meaningful learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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