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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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New Labour and intellectual work

New Labour and intellectual work

(p.37) Three New Labour and intellectual work
Leadership and the Reform of Education

Helen M. Gunter

Policy Press

The leadership of schools game needed ‘players’ in the form of intellectual workers and commercial popularisers of particular forms of leadership knowledge and know-how. This chapter examines the relationship between New Labour policy and research evidence, and goes on to present evidence about the knowledge producers they engaged with and commissioned. A case study of the National College is presented as the site where policy and research interplayed in order to configure field activity and professional practice.

Keywords:   New Labour intellectuals, intellectual work, school leadership, leadership research

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