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Distributed leadership practices in science education

Ritchie, Stephen M. (2006) Distributed leadership practices in science education. In Tobin, Kenneth (Ed.) Teaching and learning science : a handbook. Praeger Publishers, Westport, Conn..

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Abstract

Distributed leadership has become an increasingly accepted alternative perspective in the study of school leadership; it counters previous individualized leadership discourses that valorize the personal traits and actions of a single, "heroic" (typically male) principal. De-centering the individual leader, a distributed leadership perspective focuses on the tasks and practices that are stretched over personnel in the school or department. In this chapter I summarize what is known about distributed leadership, as well as illustrate some distributed leadership practices from recent case studies in science education. The case studies to which I refer cover a range of contexts in the USA and Australia. Finally, I suggest how schools might go about setting up structures that are more likely to foster distributed leadership practices in school science departments and classrooms.

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ID Code: 753
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: distributed leadership, science education, cogenerative dialogue, collective leadership
DOI: 10.1336/0313335737
ISBN: 9780313335730
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Praeger Publishers
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:07

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