States, markets and communities : is there room for educational leadership?

Bates, Richard 2008, States, markets and communities : is there room for educational leadership?, Journal of educational administration and history, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 195-208.

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Title States, markets and communities : is there room for educational leadership?
Author(s) Bates, Richard
Journal name Journal of educational administration and history
Volume number 40
Issue number 3
Start page 195
End page 208
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0022-0620
1478-7431
Keyword(s) classification
frame
Bernstein
state
markets
power
leadership
comparative analysis
Summary This paper attempts a comparative analysis of classification and framing relationships as they are exemplified in the four papers presented in this Special Issue. In particular, it interrogates Bernstein's assertion that education is simply a relay for power relations external to it and examines approaches to educational leadership and administration that follow from such analysis. It is concluded that in different times and places power relationships external to education are often complex and contested, producing a variety of relays and attempts at classification and framing that serve differing interests and are articulated through policies containing significant internal contradictions. In such circumstances contingency and immediate local influence may affect the practice of educational leadership as well as offering scope for subversion, resistance, simulated consent and collective action. The possibility of a public pedagogy through which such complexities could be articulated is raised and its importance to the practice of educational leadership affirmed.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017496

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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