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ERIC Number: EJ821159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Investigating Leadership "Practice": Exploring the Entailments of Taking a Distributed Perspective
Spillane, James P.; Orlina, Enrique C.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v4 n3 p157-176 Sep 2005
This paper examines two questions: What does it mean to take a distributed perspective on leadership in schools? What are the entailments of taking a distributed perspective for research on school leadership? Arguing that the practice of leadership should be a key concern in scholarship on school leadership, the authors explore the leader-plus and the practice aspects of taking a distributed perspective. Arguing that both aspects are essential when taking a distributed perspective, the authors review findings from recent research that dwells mostly on the leader-plus aspect. Turning to the second question, the authors explore the methodological challenges involved in taking a distributed perspective. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B040098