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ERIC Number: EJ816058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Distributing Leadership to Make Schools Smarter: Taking the Ego out of the System
Leithwood, Kenneth; Mascall, Blair; Strauss, Tiiu; Sacks, Robin; Memon, Nadeem; Yashkina, Anna
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v6 n1 p37-67 Feb 2007
In this study, we inquired about patterns of leadership distribution, as well as which leadership functions were performed by whom, the characteristics of nonadministrative leaders, and the factors promoting and inhibiting the distribution of leadership functions. We consider our account of distributed leadership in this district to be a probable example of "best practice" at the present time--not perfect, but likely more mature than average by a significant degree. The most noteworthy detail to emerge from our study was the critical part played by formal school and district leaders in helping to foster apparently productive forms of distributed leadership. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A