Democratic leadership for school improvement in challenging contexts

Alma Harris, Christopher Chapman

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There is a great deal of contemporary interest in improving schools in challenging contexts. However, there are relatively few research studies that have focused exclusively upon successful leadership practices in such schools. This article outlines the findings from a research study funded by the National College for School Leadership in England that explored successful leadership practices and school improvement strategies in a group of secondary schools in challenging circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2002


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