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ERIC Number: EJ929655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Leading Praxis: Exploring Educational Leadership through the Lens of Practice Architectures
Wilkinson, Jane; Olin, Anette; Lund, Torbjorn; Ahlberg, Ann; Nyvaller, Monica
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v18 n1 p67-79 2010
In this article we investigate educational leadership as a site of practice, utilising the notion of "practice architectures" as our lens. The latter shifts Etienne Wenger's more individualising notion of 'learning architectures' to a broader study of the systems and organisations that prefigure educational practices and potentially, leading praxis. Drawing on three forms of educational leadership in Australia, Norway and Sweden, we explore how possibilities for changes to the practice conditions of schools and universities may be engendered in ways that are nurturing of "leading praxis". We critically examine what practice architectures as a concept may reveal about leadership practice and in turn, praxis. We argue that leadership and educational leaders are particularly important to investigate, for as the key "architects of practice architectures" they are in a position to influence the conditions in which praxis may flourish or be constrained. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Norway; Sweden