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Leadership and the Reform of Education

Helen Gunter


Western politicians consider leadership to be essential for the delivery of educational reform. Everyone in a school — including children — need to identify as a leader, have the word ‘leader’ in their job title and role description, and be enthusiastic about this shift in their identity. This book examines how leaders, leading and leadership became the dominant theme in education. The book asks questions about knowledge production and school leadership: what types of knowledge are used; which ways of knowing are preferred; and who are regarded as the trusted knowers? These questions uncover t ... More

Keywords: education policy, knowledge production, school leadership, New Labour, leaders, hierarchy of knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427670
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Gunter, author