Does Distributed Leadership Affect the Performance of Schools in England?

Dalton, Pedro (2005) Does Distributed Leadership Affect the Performance of Schools in England? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The 'modernisation agenda' of the incumbent Labour government increasingly looks towards the private sector to provide a panacea for public sector woes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the education where the National College for School Leadership has been created with the remit of creating 'a single national focus for school leadership development and research'.

The latest initiative advocated by the NCSL prescribes distributed leadership as a pathway to better organisational performance. However my research demonstrates that there is no significance evidence for distributed leadership per se as engendering better organizational performance in schools in England. Indeed, I argue that, presently, leadership cannot be effectively distributed, as school leadership remains individualistic, with other factors acting together to reinforce this widely held perception.

Key Words: Modernisation Agenda, NCSL Distributed Leadership,'Concertive action'

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Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Modernisation Agenda, NCSL Distributed Leadership,'Concertive action'
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 09:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20353

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