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ERIC Number: EJ763953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
New Labour, New Leaders? Gendering Transformational Leadership
Lambert, Cath
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v28 n2 p149-163 Mar 2007
Transformational leadership is widely recognised as being central to the implementation of educational reform. In this paper I draw on selected educational speeches made by New Labour politicians in order to locate shifting discourses of leadership within the broader accountability framework through which the terms of the relationship between central government and head teachers have been re/configured in the United Kingdom. The gendered politics of transformation are examined, highlighting new and renewed forms of masculinity embedded within new leadership ideals. It is suggested that a gendered critique of transformational leadership offers an important contribution to critical analyses of the neo-liberal and managerialist educational project. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom