University of Hertfordshire

From the same journal

By the same authors

Collaborative School Leadership in a Global Society: A critical perspective’

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


View graph of relations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-677
JournalEducational Management Administration & Leadership
Early online date21 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
Event Annual Conference of British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society - Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017


In the context of evolving global challenges and opportunities, this article explores the kind of leadership that moves beyond the philosophy of dependence which pervades many of the everyday assumptions of educational leadership practice. The article argues for educational leadership that places relational freedom, self-determination, and critical reflexivity as the driving aim of distributed leadership by teachers, students and others in non-positional leadership roles. A project arising from the International Teacher Leadership initiative is examined in order to offer practical illustration.


The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Educational Management Administration & Leadership, February 2018, published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.

ID: 13427670