The study of educational leadership and management encompasses an extensive body of work drawing on a number of different disciplines. In this course, we have discussed the overlap and indistinct boundaries between the terms ‘leadership’ and ‘management’, and have suggested that it is not always helpful to separate the two.
In this free course, Exploring educational leadership, you were introduced to the concepts of agency, power and the context of education to the leadership question. These concepts are useful in thinking critically across the broad range of different theories and approaches to educational leadership.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course Masters in Education qualification., which is the first course in the Leadership and management route within the