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Assignment 1

Literature overview: Does leadership have a greater impact on teaching and learning when it is distributed?

Structure Draft

I. Introduction: establish subject and its territory and significance, overview of the structure
II. Theory: definition of distributed leadership and theoretical and practice framing
III. State the arguments and main points of relevant literature sources, examine strengths and weaknesses, note conflicting researches
IV. Evaluate the research based on my criteria (greater impact), justify the further need to investigate
V. Conclusion: summary of what has been learned from the review


List of possible literature sources


1. Gronn, P. (2002). Distributed leadership as a unit of analysis. The Leadership Quarterly, 13(4), 423-451.
2. Harris, A. (2004). Distributed leadership and school improvement.

3. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 32(1), 11-24.
4. Harris, A. (2008). Distributed leadership: according to the evidence. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(2), 172-188.

5. Robinson,V., Hohepa, M., &Lloyd,C. (2009). School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why. Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration.Wellington: Ministry of Education.

6. Spillane, J. (2006). Distributed leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
7. Timperly, H. (2005). Distributed leadership: Developing theory from practice. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37(4), 395-420.

8. Silcox, Boyd, &MacNeill, (2016). The Myth of Distributed Leadership

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Leadership:All hands on desk! – probably

1. Distributed leadership according to the evidence Leithwood, Kenneth A;Mascall, Blair; Strauss, Tiju 2009in particular

• Hybrid Leadership byPeter Gronn
• Distributed Leadership: Paradigms, Policy, and Paradox by John Macbeath

• Distributed leadership and knowledge creation byAlma Harris
• Distributing leadership to improve outcomes for students Helen S. Timperley

• Distributing Leadership to Make Schools Smarter: Taking
the Ego Out of the System by Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall, Tiuu Strauss and others

2. Collective Leadership: The Reality of Leadership Distribution Within the School CommunityLeithwood, Kenneth,
Doris JantziLinking Leadership to Student Learning, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2011

3. Distributed Leadership in Action: A Complex Pattern of People, Tasks, and Goals Stephen E AndersonLinking Leadership to Student Learning, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2011.

4. Distributed Leadership: Theory and Practice Dimensionsin Systems, Schools, and Communities Greer Johnson , Neil Dempster , and Elizabeth Wheeley Leadership in Diverse Learning Contexts 2010

5. Transforming Schools: How Distributed Leadership Can Create More High-Performing Schools Chris Bierly, Betsy Doyle and Abigail Smith

6. Seven strong claims about successful school

leadership Kenneth Leithwood , Alma Harris & David HopkinsSchool Leadership and Management, 28:1, 27-42 –

7. Distributive Leadership in Public Schools: experiences and perceptions of teachers in the Soweto RegionNaicker, Suraiya R.; Mestry Raj South African journal of education, 2013, Vol33(2), pp.128-143

8. Distributed Leadership Through the Looking Glass. Management in Education, Harris, A., & Spillane, J. (2008). 22(1), 31-34.

9. Forging the links between distributed leadership and educational outcomes Robinson, Viviane M J Journals of Educational Administration, 2008 , Vol 46(2), pp. 241-256

10. From Successful School Leadership Towards Distributed LeadershipLejf Moos School Leadership – International Perspectives / edited by Stephan Huber.


In addition

1. Distributed Leadership and Teachers’ Affective Commitment Lisa Ross1, Ghazwan A. Lutfi2, and Warren C. Hope

2. Distributed Leadership and School Performance. Dissertation Submitted to The faculty of The Graduate School of Education and Human Development of The George Washington University, Davis M.W. (2009). UMI Number: 3344534.

3. Successful school leadership: What it is and how it inflences pupil learning. Leithwood K, Day C, Sammons P, Harris A & Hopkins D 2006. Nottingham, UK: National College for School Leadership.-?

4. Successful school leadership Review by Christopher Day and Pamela Sammons – ??
5. A distributed perspective on school leadership: Leadership practice as stretched over people and place. Spillane JP &Sherer JZ 2004Paper presented at the meeting of the American Education Association. San Diego.

6. School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration [BES] Viviane Robinson, Margie Hohepa, and Claire Lloyd The University of Aucklandnd.

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