New Labour and intellectual work

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:
New Labour and intellectual work

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The leadership of schools game needed ‘players’ in the form of intellectual workers and commercial popularisers of particular forms of leadership knowledge and know-how. This chapter examines the relationship between New Labour policy and research evidence, and goes on to present evidence about the knowledge producers they engaged with and commissioned. A case study of the National College is presented as the site where policy and research interplayed in order to configure field activity and professional practice.

Keywords: New Labour intellectuals; intellectual work; school leadership; leadership research

Chapter.  5478 words. 

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