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School leadership and complexity theory

Author: Keith Morrison
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Falmer, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book suggests that schools are complex, nonlinear and unpredictable systems, and that this impacts significantly on leadership, relationships and communication within them. As schools race to keep up with change and innovation, this book suggests that it is possible to find order without control and to lead without coercion." "This book will be of interest to headteachers and middle managers, and those on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Morrison
ISBN: 0415277833 9780415277839 0415277841 9780415277846
OCLC Number: 49350871
Description: xii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The theory of complexity --
Complexity theory --
The practice of complexity in schools --
Schools and self-organization for complexity --
Leadership for self-organization and emergency --
Supporting emergence through the learning organization --
Schools and their environments --
Communication --
Fitness landscapes --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Keith Morrison.
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This book moves forward the agenda significantly. It enables educational leadership and management discourse to be informed by the latest views that are becoming well established in business and  Read more...

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