The Challenges of Developing Distributed Leadership in Scottish Primary Schools: a 'Catch 22’

Deirdre Torrance

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Abstract

This article analyses the experiences and perceptions of headteachers taking forward a distributed perspective on school leadership. It reports on research conducted in Scottish primary schools through three case studies. It draws on findings from a sequence of headteacher interviews, staff questionnaire and sociometric analysis data. The article analyses the headteacher's role within a distributed perspective. It presents and discusses key findings which suggest that headteachers are caught in a ‘catch 22’, having both an enabling and constraining effect. Implications are drawn for educational leadership at both school and system levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-345
Number of pages15
JournalEducation 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
Volume41
Issue number3
Early online date28 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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