Distributed Leadership in Education

Authors

  • Dr. Lisa Jude Hammershaimb, EdD Independence University

Keywords:

distributed leadership, leadership, educational leadership

Abstract

Distributed leadership is the practice of, as the name implies, distributing leadership amongst many diverse stakeholders (Spillane, Halverson, & Diamond, 2001). In an educational context, distributed leadership emphasizes the role of teacher-leaders. These teacher-leaders are empowered to pursue leadership in their own passion areas. Distributed leadership is a beneficial construct because it ensures that no one person handles undue organizational stress. In addition, distributed leadership invites all stakeholders into a community culture of trust (Angelle, 2010). Networked models of education require adequate leaders in place to promote sustainable operations and positive education experience. Distributed leadership is one such model that can be used to expedite this process.

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Published

2018-04-03

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Peer-Reviewed Articles