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Opportunities and obstacles for distributed leadership in a Swedish school - a case study

Författare och institution:
Mette Liljenberg (Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap)
Publicerad i:
Conference proceedings at the ICSEI-conference in Malmö 5-8 th January,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Teacher teams have become an ‘institutionalized practice’ in the Swedish school. This paper presents preliminary findings from an empirical study in a Swedish primary school investigating the structural and cultural conditions for distributed leadership and the possibilities for school development due to the distributed leadership. In the study, distributed leadership is explored from the positions of teacher team leaders in teacher teams and development teams. Preliminary results indicate that structure and culture are both opportunities and obstacles for distributed leadership within the school. The school culture is supportive, but at the same time individualistic according to the instructional work. In the school, distributed leadership are expressed in terms of teams, positions and routines, but also in terms of participative decision-making. Structure and the individualistic culture affect teacher team leaders’ possibility to practice leadership and instructional development to take place within the teacher teams. In response to the preliminary results, the discussion focuses on the importance of both structure and culture when implementing distributed leadership.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
distributed leadership, teacher leadership, school development
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2013-01-10 21:23
Posten ändrad:
2013-06-19 12:55

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