A distributed perspective on school leadership and management

J. P. Spillane*

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Abstract

During the past decade, the concept of distributed leadership has attracted a great deal of attention; however, the usage of the term varies widely. For some, distributed leadership is a conceptual lens for studying or diagnosing the phenomena of leadership and management, whereas others use it as a prescription - an improvement strategy for schools. Regardless of how it is used, clarity about what it means is essential; otherwise, it will be impossible for the field to use a distributed perspective to amass a knowledge base, test hypotheses, develop improvement strategies, and move forward. This article explores what it means to take a distributed perspective in investigating school leadership and management and considers the empirical knowledge base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Distributed leadership
  • School improvement
  • School leadership
  • School management
  • School reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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