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Leadership and learning: paradox, paradigms and principles


MacBeath, J and Townsend, AC, Leadership and learning: paradox, paradigms and principles, International handbook of leadership for learning, Springer, J. Macbeath & T. Townsend (ed), Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1-28. ISBN 978-9-400713-4-99 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1350-5_1


This opening chapter explores the varied, and sometimes confused, interpretations of leadership for learning. As an introduction to this volume it tries of lay some of the groundwork for navigating this complex territory, drawing on international studies which bring dif-fering understandings of ‘learning’, ‘leadership’ and their intercon-nections. It suggests that there is important conceptual daylight be-tween instructional leadership and leadership for learning, the key distinction to be found in the small but highly significant conjunc-tion ‘for’. It concludes with an elaboration of five principles devel-oped in a seven country study, suggesting that these may offer a scaffolding frame to bring to the wide-ranging discussions presented in the chapters contained in this book.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
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, AC (Professor Tony Townsend)
ID Code:93511
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-06
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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