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Title Distributed leadership : different perspectives / edited by Alma Harris
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in educational leadership ; v. 7
Studies in educational leadership ; v. 7.
Contents Setting the Scene -- Distributed Leadership: What We Know -- Empirical Perspectives -- Investigating Connections Between Distributed Leadership and Instructional Change -- Taking a Distributed Perspective in Studying School Leadership and Management: The Challenge of Study Operations -- The Relationship Between Distributed Leadership and Teachers' Academic Optimism -- Distributed Leadership in Schools: Does System Policy Make a Difference? -- Practical Perspective -- Capacity Building Through Layered Leadership: Sustaining the Turnaround -- The Relationship Between Distributed Leadership and Action Learning in Schools: A Case Study -- Conceptual Theoretical -- The Role of Sensemaking and Trust in Developing Distributed Leadership -- Distributed Leadership: Democracy or Delivery? -- Future Perspectives -- From Distributed to Hybrid Leadership Practice -- Fit for Purpose: An Educationally Relevant Account of Distributed Leadership -- Coda
Summary This book argues that the educational environment in many countries has shifted so dramatically and so permanently that we urgently need to re-consider what we understand by educational leadership and educational leadership practice. It focuses on distributed leadership and draws on the emerging evidence about the possibilities and shortcomings of this form of leadership and draws upon the latest empirical findings from studies in different countries that have focused on the relationship between distributed forms of leadership and organizational change. The main aim is to offer contemporary, comparative and challenging accounts of distributed leadership practice. Distributed Leadership - Different Perspectives outlines current understandings, findings and limitations of the concept of distributed leadership. It brings together different international perspectives on distributed leadership as well as looking at distributed leadership through three major lenses - the empirical, the interpretive and the critical. Leading writers in the field offer contemporary analysis and reflection on the theme and also consider the future issues, challenges and directions for distributed leadership
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer eBooks
Subject Educational leadership.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
Educational leadership.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Educational leadership.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, Alma, 1958-
ISBN 9781402097379