System leadership, networks and the question of power

Hatcher, R. (2008) System leadership, networks and the question of power. Management in Education, 22 (2). pp. 24-30. ISSN 08920206 (ISSN)

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Abstract

As it becomes increasingly clear that the prescriptive 'standards agenda' has run out of steam, educationists who are most influential in government thinking claim that network forms of organisation, led by 'system leaders', offer a solution to the problem of 'school improvement' by facilitating knowledge and practice transfer. Are we witnessing the emergence of a new and complex multiple network landscape which is more participatory, more democratic, more 'dynamic', or one which is hierarchical and controlled by a technocratic managerial elite even more remote from the influence of representative democracy? © 2008 British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Governance, Networks, Power, System leadership
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 12:13
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2415

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