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Towards a theory of school leadership practice: a Bourdieusian perspective
Despite the ‘practice’ turn in the broader management literature, very little work in educational administration has engaged in a theoretical discussion about what constitutes leadership practice.Expand
Strategy in educational leadership: in search of unity
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine knowledge of strategy within the field of educational administration. It is intended to be the basis for future empirical research and inquiry intoExpand
Preparing ‘educational’ leaders in managerialist times: an Australian story
The preparation of educational leaders is a global phenomenon. Education systems have developed numerous means by which current and aspiring leaders are prepared for the role. Through the example ofExpand
Bourdieu’s strategies and the challenge for educational leadership
The quality of scholarship in educational leadership has frequently been questioned both within and beyond the field. Much of the work in the field is limited to the analysis of either individual orExpand
Studying school leadership practice: A methodological discussion
This paper seeks to engage the field of educational leadership in a methodological conversation. It outlines a methodological position taken by the author (a focus on leadership practice usingExpand
Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the demographic variables of tenure and functional track have a moderating effect on the strategic leadership of schoolExpand
New look leaders or a new look at leadership
Purpose – This paper seeks to take up the challenge of complex social, political and cultural influences, uncertain economic conditions, ever advancing technologies and increasingly diverse studentExpand
School leadership preparation and development in Africa
When it comes to organizational performance, leaders matter. Without significant attention to the preparation and development of school leaders, government initiatives aimed at building world classExpand
"Leadership" and the social: time, space and the epistemic
Purpose – “Leadership” is arguably the central concept of interest in contemporary scholarship on educational administration. Within this scholarly discourse, there is an explicit assumption thatExpand
School leadership and the cult of the guru: the neo-Taylorism of Hattie
ABSTRACT As one of the central institutions of society, schooling is subject to significant public interest and scrutiny. Fads and fashion successfully developed elsewhere are often rebadged andExpand