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ERIC Number: EJ846902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Conceptions of Power Held by Educational Leaders: The Impact on Collaborative Decision-Making Processes
Mountford, Meredith; Ylimaki, Rose
Journal of School Leadership, v15 n4 p407-432 Jul 2005
This article draws on a reanalysis of findings from two separate qualitative studies that examined a possible relationship between school board members' and curriculum directors' conceptions of power and the way they made decisions (Mountford, 2001; Ylimaki, 2001, respectively). The findings from both studies were then compared to the extant literature on collaborative decision making and inherent obstacles of power to sustained collaboration. The findings reveal a pattern among school board members' and curriculum directors' conceptions and enactments of power. This pattern of behavior can be used by educational leaders to increase their understanding about the role of power during collaborative decision making, minimize some of the obstacles of power to collaborative decision making, and build and sustain collaborative efforts of all kinds. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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