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Orbis scholae is an academic journal published by Charles University, Prague. It features articles on school education in the wider socio-cultural context. It aims to contribute to our understanding and the development of school education, and to the reflection of teaching practice and educational policy.

ORBIS SCHOLAE, Vol 5 No 3 (2011), 87–105

Nové organizační struktury pro školní vzdělávání: nové způsoby vedení školy v Anglii?

Christopher Chapman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363177.2018.82
published online: 21. 02. 2018


This article draws on !ndings from a study of school leadership and management practice in England to argue traditional forms of leadership and management practice are outmoded and an urgent reconceptualisation of different models of leadership is required. The research design adopted a case study approach, collecting documentary evidence and interview data from a range of actors in 20 sites exhibiting a diverse range of structural arrangements. Within and between case analysis identi!ed changes in local arrangements are helping schools to cope with an increasingly complex educational agenda. Local context plays an important role in the adoption and development of new leadership practice. In conclusion this article re"ects on the !ndings to present a conceptual framework to strengthen our understanding of this emerging and complex terrain.

keywords: school leadership; structural arrangements; England

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