Instructional leadership: dimensions of complexity, assumptions and arenas for action

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Farwell, Vicki. 2016. "Instructional leadership: dimensions of complexity, assumptions and arenas for action." Leading and Managing. 22 (1), pp. 57-74.
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Instructional leadership: dimensions of complexity, assumptions and arenas for action

ERA Journal ID19932
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorFarwell, Vicki
Journal TitleLeading and Managing
Journal Citation22 (1), pp. 57-74
Number of Pages18
Year2016
PublisherAustralian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0310-8767
1329-4539
Abstract

For over 30 years the concept of Instructional Leadership (IL) has been discussed as an important construct in researching and developing educational leadership. During that period the definition of IL has evolved, moving from originally being seen as an important leadership concept in its own right to being seen as convergent with or a subset of other, broader educational trends. In more recent times, in Australia and internationally, consideration of the significance of IL has re-emerged within the global focus on improving student achievement. This article highlights the historical factors that have contributed to and shaped these transitions and finishes by establishing a list of six areas of complexity, aimed at supporting the understanding of current leaders when considering and developing their own IL practices.

Keywordsinstructional leadership; school management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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