Parallel leadership: a clue to the contents of the 'black box' of school reform

Andrews, Dorothy and Crowther, Frank (2002) Parallel leadership: a clue to the contents of the 'black box' of school reform. International Journal of Educational Management, 16 (4). pp. 152-159. ISSN 0951-354X

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The concept of parallel leadership that is introduced in this article derives from a five-year research project that was first reported in IJEM in 1997. Parallel leadership represents a relationship between teacher leaders and principals that is grounded in the values of mutual trust, shared directionality and allowance for individual expression. It appears to provide a leadership foundation upon which successful school reform can be built. Thus the lid of what Hallinger and Heck have called the 'black box' of school reform may have been prised open.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008 02:22
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: school leadership; teachers; organisational change
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/09513540210432128

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