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ERIC Number: EJ1177524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
The Challenge of School Leadership: Contemporary Understandings
Brady, Laurie
Education and Society, v32 n1 p29-40 2014
The recent literature on school leadership, notably that advocating distributed leadership involving the negotiation of tasks and roles among all staff members to enhance the core mission of teaching and learning, necessitates further rethinking of traditional expressions of leadership based on status and authority, and implicit in the operating structure of schools. This article provides a brief examination of societal trends including proliferating accountabilities, the enacting of social justice initiatives, and the accent on learning communities, that collectively inform contemporary views of school leadership. It provides an overview of selected 'current' and representative leadership theories; outlines posited leadership roles to further illustrate the scope of school leadership; and draws upon these data to develop a list of desirable requisites for school leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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