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Variabilities and dualities in distributed leadership: findings from a systematic literature review

Woods, Philip A.; Bennett, Nigel; Harvey, Janet A. and Wise, Christine (2004). Variabilities and dualities in distributed leadership: findings from a systematic literature review. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 32(4) pp. 439–457.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143204046497
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Abstract

This article examines the concept of distributed leadership, drawing from a systematic review of relevant literature commissioned by the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) and jointly funded by NCSL and the Open University’s Centre for Educational Policy, Leadership and Lifelong Learning (CEPoLL). The concept attracts a range of meanings and is associated with a variety of practices, with varying implications for organizational processes and values. The article highlights key variables that emerged from the literature review. It then elaborates one of the emergent themes—the distinction between structure and agency—and seeks to utilize this further as a means of illuminating the concept and practice of distributed leadership. In conclusion, areas for future research are identified.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 BELMAS
ISSN: 1741-1432
Keywords: agency; autonomy; structure; team-working
Academic Unit/Department: ?? fels-cepm ??
Education and Language Studies > Education
Other Departments > Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 308
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2006
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 15:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/308
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