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Title: Constructing knowledge for educational leadership outside the national policy context : an examination of headteachers' professional knowledge landscapes in the independent sector
Author: Peterken, A. L. R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 5292
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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Since 1997 the government has introduced a number ofsignificant policy initiatives which have impacted heavily on the professional knowledge base ofheadteachers. In 2000 National Professional Standards for headteachers were introduced; in 2001 a National College of School Leadership (NCSL) was opened, and in 2002 the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) was made compulsory. But these initiatives do not apply to independent schools, their headteachers are not compelled to engage with them and there has been relatively little take-up ofthe NPQH or involvement with the NCSL within the sector. This research seeks to investigate what is informing and sustaining the professional knowledge base ofheadteachers in independent schools in light ofthe apparent absence of much ofthe provision which is available for maintained sector colleagues.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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