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The Leadership of Schools

Helen M. Gunter

in Leadership and the Reform of Education

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427670
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305606 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.003.0002
The Leadership of Schools

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This chapter opens by characterising the leadership of schools game by New Labour. Specifically, the importance of leadership as a central feature of reform is established, and specific examples are given regarding modelling, risk management, reculturing, restructuring and exclusion. A case study of the National College is presented in order to illuminate the political, cultural, economic and symbolic investment in the leadership of schools game.

Keywords: leadership of schools; school leadership; knowledge production; leadership research; leadership training

Chapter.  7076 words.  Illustrated.

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