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ERIC Number: EJ828381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Educational Leadership and a New Language of Learning
Moller, Jorunn
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v10 n1 p31-48 Jan 2007
This article explores discourses of leadership and learning within a Norwegian context. It is inspired by critical discourse analysis. The analysis draws upon, and compares, some findings from two studies. The first is a textual analysis of policy documents. The second is a case study of school leadership and how principals and teachers talk about leadership and learning. One claim made here is that a language of education has increasingly been replaced by a language of learning which also has implications for our understanding of educational leadership. As educators, we have contributed to the focus on learning within the discourse of education. Bringing this concept into play has also allowed for a reinterpretation of the educational process in terms of an economic transaction. The Norwegian discourse of learning and leadership at a policy level echoes the international discourse of learning and leadership. However, at the school level a different discourse still seems to dominate. In the discussion, I raise the question about how long the local school will be able to resist complying with an economic way of thinking about education, and highlight some implications for educational leadership. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway