Towards a theory of leadership practice: a distributed perspective

  title={Towards a theory of leadership practice: a distributed perspective},
  author={J. Spillane and R. Halverson and John B. Diamond},
  journal={Journal of Curriculum Studies},
  pages={3 - 34}
  • J. Spillane, R. Halverson, John B. Diamond
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Curriculum Studies
  • School‐level conditions and school leadership, in particular, are key issues in efforts to change instruction. While new organizational structures and new leadership roles matter to instructional innovation, what seems most critical is how leadership practice is undertaken. Yet, the practice of school leadership has received limited attention in the research literature. Building on activity theory and theories of distributed cognition, this paper develops a distributed perspective on school… CONTINUE READING
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