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ERIC Number: EJ892189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Learning to Lead the Risk-Conscious Organization: An Empirical Study of Five English Primary School Leaders
Pegg, Ann Elizabeth
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v13 n2 p121-139 Apr 2010
This article explores how organizational cultures shape workplace learning for those learning to be educational leaders. The discussion is illustrated with the data from an ethnographic case study which explored the workplace learning of five school leaders. The findings suggest that workplace boundaries were constructed in response to perceptions of threat from the external environment and perceptions of risk in terms of school performance and that this had a significant impact on both what and how learning was taking place. These findings raise questions about how learners are able to develop creativity and innovation through workplace learning in a restrictive environment and the purpose of workplace learning when it is placed as a central feature of national leadership programmes. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)