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Critical Practice Leadership in Post-compulsory Education

Elliott, Geoffrey (2013) Critical Practice Leadership in Post-compulsory Education. In: Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research: Influencing Policy Through Enhancing Professionalism, 9-10 July 2013, York St John University.

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Abstract

This article questions why leaders in post-compulsory education tend not to view leadership research positively or utilise it in improving their practice. Drawing on the theoretical literature of educational management and leadership, and the current political and economic context of post-compulsory education, it proposes a new direction of critical practice leadership informed by advanced practitioner research. Challenging assumptions about leadership practice and leadership research creates opportunity for an ethical and practical perspective for leadership practitioners, and a distinctive contribution to the field of leadership theory and research by resisting the false dualism between theory and practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post compulsory education, leadership, critical practice, research, ethics, values
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Geoffrey Elliott
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 13:52
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2013 06:01
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2189

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