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Title Nordic Superintendents : Agents in a Broken Chain / Lejf Moos, Elisabet Nihlfors, Elisabet Nihlfors, Jan Merok Paulsen, editors
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Springer Science and Business Media, [date of publication not identified]
Cham : Springer International Publishing, [2016]
©2016
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 334 pages) : illustrations
Series Educational Governance Research ; volume 2
Educational governance research ; v. 2
Contents 1. Directions for our investigation of the chain of governance and the agents; Lejf Moos, Elisabet Nihlfors, Jan Merok Paulsen -- Part I: Country reports -- 2. Danish superintendents are players in multiple networks; Lejf Moos, Klaus Kasper Kofod, Ulf Brinkkjær -- 3. Finnish superintendents are striving with the the changing operational environment; Mika Risku, Pekka Kanervio, Seppo Pulkkinen -- 4. Norwegian superintendents are mediators in the governance chain; Jan Merok Paulsen, Hans Christian Høyer -- 5. Superintendents in Sweden -- structures, culture relations and leadership; Olof Johansson, Elisabet Nihlfors, Linda Jervik Steen, Sara Karlsson -- Part II: Thematic Chapters -- 6. Democracy in complex networks -- political leaders and administrative professionals; Lejf Moos, Olof Johansson, Jan Merok Paulsen, Mona Strand, Mika Risku -- 7. Superintendent Leadership in hierarchy and network; Jan Merok Paulsen, Elisabet Nihlfors, Ulf Brinkkjær, Mika Risku -- 8. Political cultures; Klaus Kasper Kofod, Olof Johansson, Jan Merok Paulsen, Mika Risku -- 9. ¡Competence and understanding in the governing chain; Elisabet Nihlfors, Hans Christian Høyer, Klaus Kasper Kofod, Mika Risku -- 10. Governmentality through translation and sense-making; Lejf Moos, Jan Merok Paulsen, Olof Johansson, Mika Risku -- 11. Tendencies and trends; Lejf Moos, Elisabet Nihlfors, Jan Merok Paulsen. ¡
Summary "This book explores to what extent transnational influences change national/local values and practices in the Nordic educational systems. It provides country cases and thematic chapters that give nuanced insights into the influence of transnational agencies on national governance and discourses. It describes how national discourses and regulation influences school leadership values, culture and practice, in competition with traditional values. The transnational and global discourse on educational leadership is mostly formed according to Anglo-American thinking and tradition. Pivotal foundations of this discourse are strong hierarchical societies/class societies with liberal democracies, and clearly streamed education systems. The Nordic discourse, however, builds on a more equal society and flat hierarchies with participatory democracy, and on comprehensive schooling with strong local community roots. Leadership thinking and practices are formed by the culture and context they are part of: they are primarily shaped by the national/local values, traditions and practices, and only partially shaped by politics, discourses and literature. Due to the fact that a great deal of the literature that is being used in the Nordic contexts is of Anglo-American origin and many of the research projects have Anglo-American foundations, it is difficult to distinguish the sources for leadership thinking and practice. This book distinguishes the Nordic from the Anglo-American thinking and presents important findings and arguments for leadership practitioners inside as well as outside the Nordic countries"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject School management and organization -- Scandinavia.
Education and state -- Scandinavia.
Educational innovations -- Scandinavia.
Educational planning -- Scandinavia.
Form Electronic book
Author Moos, Lejf.
ISBN 3319251066 (electronic bk.)
9783319251066 (electronic bk.)