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ERIC Number: EJ814665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Context in the Study and Practice of Leadership in Education: A Historical Perspective
Bottery, Mike
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v38 n2 p169-183 Aug 2006
This paper argues that a historical perspective on the study and practice of educational leadership not only provides a deepened understanding of the nature of such leadership, but that the understanding of the nature of this "context" has changed, and that in many ways an emerging understanding of a "global context" provides a new way of viewing such study and practice. The paper will begin by discussing possible meanings of "context", before moving to use examples from England, China and the United States to describe a historical developmental model which ultimately suggests that whilst national context is a necessary part of understanding the study and practice of leadership in education, there is a further need for a more global understanding of the forces that impact upon such leadership, and that such a global context might well provide new perspectives for research into this field. (Contains 2 figures and 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United Kingdom (England); United States