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Leadership and the Reform of Education$
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Helen Gunter

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427670

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.001.0001

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The Leadership of Schools

The Leadership of Schools

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(p.17) Two The Leadership of Schools
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Leadership and the Reform of Education
Author(s):

Helen M. Gunter

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.003.0002

This chapter opens by characterising the leadership of schools game by New Labour. Specifically, the importance of leadership as a central feature of reform is established, and specific examples are given regarding modelling, risk management, reculturing, restructuring and exclusion. A case study of the National College is presented in order to illuminate the political, cultural, economic and symbolic investment in the leadership of schools game.

Keywords:   leadership of schools, school leadership, knowledge production, leadership research, leadership training

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