School leadership models: what do we know?

Bush, Tony and Glover, Derek (2014) School leadership models: what do we know? School Leadership & Management, 34 (5). pp. 553-571. ISSN 1364-2626

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The growth in the importance of school leadership has been accompanied by theory development, with new models emerging and established approaches being redefined and further developed. The purpose of this paper is to review current and recent writing on leadership models. The paper examines theoretical literature, to see how leadership is conceptualised, and empirical literature, to demonstrate whether and how the research evidence supports these concepts. The paper shows that leadership models are subject to fashion but often serve to reflect, and to inform, changes in school leadership practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in School Leadership & Management on 2 July 2014, available online:
Keywords: school leadership, leadership models, leadership theory
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
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Depositing User: Collier, Elanor
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:51

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