Bringing together internationally recognised scholars such as Andy Hargreaves, Megan Crawford and Lorna Earl, this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and evidence in the field, including:

Effective leadership practices across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures; Expert commentaries on research, practice and theory; Overviews of international research evidence on leadership and learning

This book is for students on Masters, EdD courses and similar programmes in educational leadership.

A Distributed Perspective on Learning Leadership

A Distributed Perspective on Learning Leadership

A distributed perspective on learning leadership
James P.Spillane, KaleenHealey, Leigh MeslerParise and AllisonKenney

In this chapter, we detail the implications of applying a distributed perspective to the relationship between school leadership and management and professional learning, including the entailments of the leader plus aspect, the practice aspect and the central role of the situation. Suggestions for policy and future research are also addressed.

Over the past decade, distributed leadership has garnered a great deal of attention and, seemingly effortlessly, entered the conversation about school leadership and management. Both scholars and practitioners have invoked distributed leadership as an improvement strategy for schools, often with simplistic and unwarranted mantras such as ‘everyone is a leader’ or ‘the more leaders, the better’. For some researchers, ...

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