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Title: Investigating school leaders and professional learning in English schools
Author: Zhang, Wei
ISNI:       0000 0001 3577 3335
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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The study investigates the perceptions of school leaders who have undertaken the National College for School Leadership's (NCSL) programmes as part of their professional learning experience and considers the effect on themselves and their schools. It argues that the transformational and distributive models of leadership on which the NCSL has grounded its programmes do not adequately reflect or explain the current practice of effective leaders. Whilst the College's achievements are acknowledged, the NCSL's hierarchical and rational framework is found to inadequate to meet leaders' professional needs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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