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ERIC Number: EJ806824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Variabilities and Dualities in Distributed Leadership: Findings from a Systematic Literature Review
Woods, Philip A.; Bennett, Nigel; Harvey, Janet A.; Wise, Christine
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v32 n4 p439-457 2004
This article examines the concept of distributed leadership, drawing from a systematic review of relevant literature commissioned by the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) and jointly funded by NCSL and the Open University's Centre for Educational Policy, Leadership and Lifelong Learning (CEPoLL). The concept attracts a range of meanings and is associated with a variety of practices, with varying implications for organizational processes and values. The article highlights key variables that emerged from the literature review. It then elaborates one of the emergent themes--the distinction between structure and agency--and seeks to utilize this further as a means of illuminating the concept and practice of distributed leadership. In conclusion, areas for future research are identified. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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