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ERIC Number: EJ835459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Redistributed Leadership for Sustainable Professional Learning Communities
Hargreaves, Andy; Fink, Dean
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n5 p550-565 Sep 2006
Distributed leadership in schools is not exclusive to professional learning communities; it is distributed in all schools, for good purposes and for bad, by design and by emergence. In this article, we describe a normative view of distributed leadership that tends to be a leadership of advocacy, and we offer a descriptive perspective that argues that although sustainable leadership is distributed leadership, not all distributed leadership is sustainable leadership. It depends on how the leadership is distributed and for what purposes. Using one of our seven principles of sustainable leadership--breadth--we then show how leadership distribution in professional learning communities is both distinctive and varied. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED544210; ED555739