The Role Of School Leadership Models On The Classroom Context

2376 WordsJun 3, 201510 Pages
Introduction: Organisations in Western society have undertaken changes during the last decade, creating an ‘era of empowerment’ for the individual, collectively known as collaborative individualism (Limerick, Cunnington & Crowther, 2002). This change has come about to deconstruct the traditional hierarchical leadership models, and highlights the requirement for individuals to work collaboratively towards a common vision, without the need for hierarchical structure and bureaucratic rules (Limerick, Cunnington & Crowther, 2002). As such, researchers have observed the changes with modern organisations utilising this ideology, and noted the battles within for power, and ultimately the implications these battles uphold for management (Gillies, 2013; Yukl, 2002). The case study presented in this report critically analyses the significance of such empowerment within the school context, and specifically outlines how their approach of leading a self- managing school is creating tensions and leadership challenges, due to staff feeling various constraints on time, resources and management, and a disconnect between executive staff and teaching staff. The nature of school leadership in the post-industrial society has changed significantly, as has the definition of work itself (Mulford, 2003). The leadership of schools in Western society has transformed from a traditional structure to one which more closely resembles the business organisation structure (Cranston, 2002; Cranston, 2013).

More about The Role Of School Leadership Models On The Classroom Context

Open Document