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ERIC Number: EJ906260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
The Management of Education and the Social Theory of the Firm: From Distributed Leadership to Collaborative Community
Hartley, David
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v42 n4 p345-361 Nov 2010
Modes of organisation and control within educational organisations have tended to accord with those of the workplace. Bureaucracy has endured in both. Of late, it has been loosened. This has opened up a new conceptual space within educational management and leadership. Its underlying theme is collaboration. The analysis here extends the space associated with concepts such as distributed leadership and system leadership. It draws upon the recent social theory of the firm proposed by Paul Adler and Charles Heckscher, and introduces their concept of collaborative community, a concept which when applied to educational administration re-instates both trust and community as contributing to education, economy and society. (Contains 85 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom