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ERIC Number: EJ882413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Paradigms: How Far Does Research in Distributed Leadership "Stretch"?
Hartley, David
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v38 n3 p271-285 2010
Burrell and Morgan's widely-cited "Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis" is applied here to research on distributed leadership in education. Nearly all of the extant research is regulatory, not radical; and the evidence which it has generated falls broadly within the paradigm of interpretivism. Few studies have generated the "scientific" instrumental knowledge which would place them within the paradigm of functionalism. Even fewer studies fit the paradigms of radical humanism and radical structuralism. In passing, Burrell and Morgan's typology is compared to Ribbins and Gunter's knowledge provinces and groups within school leadership studies. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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