Evolving policy paradigms of middle leadership in Scottish and Irish education policy

Forde, C. , Hamilton, G., Ní Bhróithe, M., Nihill, M. and Rooney, A. M. (2018) Evolving policy paradigms of middle leadership in Scottish and Irish education policy. School Leadership and Management, (doi:10.1080/13632434.2018.1539962) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Middle leadership is a dynamic area of policy in Scottish and Irish education to build leadership capacity. This article reports on a critical policy analysis of sequential sets of Scottish and Irish policy on middle leadership to identify codes of meaning. Two aspects are reported: (1) constructions of the purposes of middle leadership and (2) key themes in changing policy paradigms. While there is a development of policy ideas from delegated tasks to management functions to leadership for learning, there is little on the practice of leading learning. The findings are reviewed to identify issues related to middle leadership professional development.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rooney, Anna Mai and Forde, Professor Christine
Authors: Forde, C., Hamilton, G., Ní Bhróithe, M., Nihill, M., and Rooney, A. M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
Journal Name:School Leadership and Management
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1363-2434
ISSN (Online):1364-2626
Published Online:10 November 2018

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