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Danish Superintendents as Players in Multiple Networks

  • Lejf Moos
  • Klaus Kasper Kofod
  • Ulf Brinkkjær
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Part of the Educational Governance Research book series (EGTU, volume 2)

Abstract

The Danish educational sector is increasingly being drawn into the general public governance, in line with other municipal sectors. Thus it has been influenced by transnational thinking, by hard and soft governance approaches and by social technologies with international inspiration and origins. Municipal governance and administration is being restructured to fit new concepts. As a consequence, schools superintendents’ position and relations are changing as the system moves from welfare-state thinking towards competitive-state thinking. The results of our surveys to schools superintendents, school board members and school leaders illustrate aspects of the new situation confronting superintendents located at the midpoint of governance chains and networks. The division of labour between political and administrative responsibilities is at the forefront of the images of emerging and changing networks of political, administrative and educational practitioners.

Keywords

Networks Chain Public governance Restructurings Position Function 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lejf Moos
    • 1
  • Klaus Kasper Kofod
    • 2
  • Ulf Brinkkjær
    • 2
  1. 1.Danish School of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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