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Followership in the school context


Cruickshank, V, Followership in the school context, Open Journal of Leadership, 6, (3) pp. 95-103. ISSN 2167-7743 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4236/ojl.2017.63006


This paper focused on investigating the leader-follower relationship to determine the influence that effective followers have in regards to the success or failure of their leader within the school context. Just as a teacher needs to be informed as to the needs and abilities of their students, a leader needs to possess similar knowledge in regards to their followers. Followers have traditionally been neglected in leadership research and seen as simply passive recipients of leadership. Leadership and followership represent two sides of one dynamic relationship; without followers, there can be no leaders. This means that followers’ behaviors are a vital component of the leadership process, and that leadership cannot be fully understood without an understanding of followership. This paper will examine these follower behaviors and the influence that they can have on school leadership.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:followership, leadership, leader-follower relationship, influence of followers, exemplary followers
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:120380
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-23
Last Modified:2018-06-21
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