Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Leadership and Learning

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_247



While it seems that educational leadership would be a field where scholars investigate the relationship between leadership and learning as a core pursuit, there is surprisingly little work in this area (Mulford and Silins 2011). There certainly is a plurality of approaches to the study of educational leadership, but the field has largely concerned itself with organizational efficiency, development, and administration of policy and sociocultural-political critiques of leadership practice and preparation. That said, there are some notable studies that inform the field on the relationships between leadership and learning and that help establish important conceptual and empirical understandings on which current and subsequent studies can build. This entry organizes extant knowledge into three overarching categories: (a) defining leadership and learning; (b) individuals,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia