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ERIC Number: EJ1219971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Reinventing a University Principal Preparation Programme: Complexity, Change, and Leadership
Lazaridou, Angeliki
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v22 n2 p206-221 2019
When a state in the USA enacted legislation that radically altered its prescriptions for principal preparation programmes, its institutions of higher education had to re-invent, not just adjust their principal preparation programmes. In this article I describe how one university rebuilt its principal preparation programme and then analyse the process with constructs from contemporary theories about complex organisations, change, and leadership. My findings indicate that understandings of change initiatives are enriched by adopting complexity theory's focus on interactions and connections, by viewing change as a process of diffusion, and by recognising that change in a complex organisation requires multiple types of leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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