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ERIC Number: EJ981871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
An Investigation into Primary School Leadership Practice: Introducing the PIVOT Framework of Leadership
Cain, Maureen Elizabeth; Gunter, Helen
Management in Education, v26 n4 p187-191 Oct 2012
This article reports on doctoral research into the leadership practice of members of senior leadership teams in primary schools in England. We present the research findings as a visual construct representing school leadership as an integrated, holistic and dynamic process, named the PIVOT framework of leadership. This original structure connects the organizational systems, individual school contexts and leaders' personal and professional development using five inter-related key themes. The central space of the PIVOT locates leadership as a balancing, mediating process, addressing issues associated with Purpose, Identity, Values, Options and Trust. Using this framework, school leadership is conceptualized as educational leadership, describing and analysing leaders' practice as they develop their leadership in a trajectory of professional, intellectual and personal growth. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)