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ERIC Number: EJ997444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Scripting, Ritualising and Performing Leadership: Interrogating Recent Policy Developments in Australia
Fitzgerald, Tanya; Savage, Julia
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v45 n2 p126-143 2013
In this article, we argue that leadership of schools is a form of performance that has become ritualised and routinised through the official scripting of policy texts that mandate how leadership of schools should occur. Our interrogation of recent policy scripts in Australia reveals that there is limited scope for leadership in schools to occur as accountability mechanisms and policy directives codify the professional expertise that leaders are required to possess, act out and act on.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia