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ERIC Number: EJ828380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Middle Leadership in Schools in the UK: Improving Design--A Subject Leader's History
Ribbins, Peter
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v10 n1 p13-30 Jan 2007
The study of leadership in schools today tends to be dominated by a paradigm obsessed with the recent, the relevant, and the principal. Drawing on past and recent reviews of the literature on middle leaders in secondary schools in the UK, eight key criticisms of the field are identified and a case made for an inclusive view to knowledge in which a humanistic, especially a historical, approach is treated seriously. In this context, the bulk of this article reports on an ethnographic study of leadership in a secondary school in England undertaken in the 1980s, and focuses on the story of "David Potts" and on how he transformed the fortunes of a Department of Design Studies. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)