To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Teachers leading teachers… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Teachers leading teachers - understanding middle-leaders' role and thoughts about career in the context of a changed division of labour

Journal article
Authors Åsa Hirsh
I. Bergmo-Prvulovic
Published in School Leadership & Management
Volume 39
Issue 3-4
Pages 352-371
ISSN 1363-2434AE
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Education and Special Education
Pages 352-371
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2018.15...
Keywords Middle-leadership, teacher leadership, career, division of labour, social and professional representations, Education & Educational Research
Subject categories Pedagogy

Abstract

This longitudinal study aims to create in-depth knowledge about the phenomena of middle-leadership and career in school by identifying (1) driving forces for seeking and maintaining middle-leading positions, (2) opportunities and difficulties in maintaining the middle-leading role over time, and (3) underlying thoughts of career disclosed in the respondents' expressions. Five different reasons for seeking middle-leading positions are identified and driving forces for maintaining the position are categorised as either internal reward/non-observable outcomes or external reward/observable outcomes. Furthermore, the results show that different types of difficulties arise in distinct phases and that middle-leaders' needs for support therefore vary over time. Additionally, the complexity of teachers'/middleleaders' career thinking clearly emerges, and implications for practice are discussed.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?