An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research

An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research

By: Helen M. Gunter (author)Paperback

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An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research presents a detailed and critical account of the ideas that underpin the practice of educational leadership, through drawing on over 20 years of research into those who generate, popularise and use those ideas. It moves from abstracted accounts of knowledge claims based on studying field outputs, towards the biographies and practices of those actively involved in the production and use of field knowledge. The book presents a critical account of the ideas underpinning educational leadership, and engages with those ideas by examining the origins, development and use of conceptual frameworks and models of best practice. It deploys an original approach to the design and composition of an intellectual history, and as such it speaks to a wider audience of scholars who are interested in developing and deploying such approaches in their particular fields.

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Helen M. Gunter is Professor of Educational Policy and Sarah Fielden Professor of Education in The Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She co-edits the Journal of Educational Administration and History. Her work focuses on education policy and knowledge production in the field of school leadership. Her most recent books are Leadership and the Reform of Education (2012) and Educational Leadership and Hannah Arendt (2014).


Abbreviations Introduction: Towards an Intellectual History Part I: Scoping Intellectual Histories 1. Knowledge Production 2. Intellectual Histories Part II: Framing Intellectual Histories 3. Knowledge Traditions 4. Knowledge Purposes 5. Knowledge Domains 6. Knowledge Context 7. Knowledge Networks Part III: Dimensions of Intellectual Histories 8. Educational Administration 9. Educational Effectiveness and Improvement Research 10. Entrepreneurs and Popularisers 11. Critical Education Policy and Leadership Studies Conclusion: Developing Intellectual Histories References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781472578976
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781472578976
  • weight: 380
  • ISBN10: 147257897X

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