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ERIC Number: EJ870475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
The Makeover: A New Logic in Leadership Development in England
Gunter, Helen; Thomson, Pat
Educational Review, v61 n4 p469-483 Nov 2009
The authors focus on the investment into school leadership in England during the New Labour governments from 1997, and through this they make a contribution to an ongoing scholarly conversation about leadership development. They are concerned to both understand and explain leadership as a policy intervention into the professional practice and identities of the school workforce. They argue that one of the dominant genres of contemporary media--the makeover--has become part of the policy-making "game". The paper uses the metaphor of makeover to critically examine the current approach to leadership development and to examine the policy game at play in English education. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)