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School leadership in the twenty-first century: different approaches to common problems?


Townsend, T, School leadership in the twenty-first century: different approaches to common problems?, School Leadership and Management, 31, (2) pp. 93-103. ISSN 1363-2434 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13632434.2011.572419


This article identifies the major themes that emerge from the five selected articles in this special issue. Collectively, they demonstrate some trends occurring in the area of school leadership, but also show that individual countries are looking at these trends in different ways. It is an example of what might be called thinking globally but acting locally. The major trends that have been identified include the use of market terminology in educational settings, increased accountability and responsibility for school leaders, the move towards various strategies for distributing leadership beyond the principal and the increasing importance placed on the task of school leaders when it comes to promoting teaching and learning.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global trends; educational market; accountability; leadership capabilities; distributed leadership; instructional leadership; leadership for learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Townsend, T (Professor Tony Townsend)
ID Code:93497
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-06
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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