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ERIC Number: EJ806819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Reflections on the NCSL from a Historical Perspective
Bolam, Ray
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v32 n3 p251-267 2004
This article reviews three historical phases of leadership development in England and Wales, together with parallel changes in in-service training and the broader professional infrastructure, in order to show how the idea of a national college developed and became viable. It argues that, as a policy innovation, the NCSL has built on earlier practice but also has several innovative features, including networked learning communities and its use of IT. It suggests that the transformational perspective should be interpreted in the framework of situational or pluralist theories of leadership. Finally, it considers some strategic issues affecting the college's longer-term sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)