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Leadership: professional communities of leadership practice in post-compulsory education

Leadership: professional communities of leadership practice in post-compulsory education

Jameson, Jill (2008) Leadership: professional communities of leadership practice in post-compulsory education. Working Paper. Higher Education Academy Education Subject Centre, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

Summary: This is a paper that reviews and outlines the academic basis behind leadership in the post-compulsory setting.
Description: Leadership has been for some years a key area of strategic and operational importance in the UK post-compulsory sector - this publication aims to addresss some of the issues surrounding this topic. It discusses theories and definitions of leadership, leader professionalism and post-compulsory education. A collaborative model of professional leadership is recommended, informed by authentic, democratic dialogue with practitioners. Coalitions that foster professional networking and collaborative leadership can be creatively developed through the establishment of intentionally designed communities of leadership practice. The CAMEL (Collaborative Approaches to the Management of e-Learning) JISC infoNet HEFCE/LGM-funded model for communities of practice is discussed as one model which provides a useful template for the development of shared knowledge through professional communities of practice in collaborative leadership. It is argued that this provides a helpful way of enabling and supporting leaders to advance their understanding and ‘know how' in leadership practices in a sector currently facing significant challenges from demanding external targets and continuous monitoring in an ‘audit culture’. The publication also and gives examples of good practice and many references and links for information.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was commissioned by ESCalate – the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy Network for the Discussions in Education Series. [2] The report reviews and outlines the academic basis behind leadership in post-compulsory education settings. [3] Copyright © Dr Jill Jameson and ESCalate October 2008 - Permission is granted to copy and distribute this document in unaltered form only, for the purposes of teaching, research, private study, criticism and review, provided that the original author and publisher is acknowledged. [4] ISSN: 9781905788828
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, communities of practice, post-compulsory education, CoP, social networks, education research
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2890

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