Project Details

Middle Leadership Distributions in an International Baccalaureate Secondary School in Hong Kong: A Pilot Study

This project aims to conduct one in-depth case study on middle leadership distribution in an international school in Hong Kong that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The research constitutes a pilot study for a subsequent large scale study. Funding would be used to complete of an exhaustive literature review to inform the conceptual framework and to pilot interview and observation schedules and protocols. Objectives which will inform the study are: 1. To analyze how middle leadership in schools is distributed beyond subject area administration to leadership domains such as building school capacity and purpose setting, and to uncover factors that facilitate or inhibit this distribution. 2. To theorize middle leadership within leadership distributions through examining variations in teacher, middle and senior leaders’ conceptualization of the role and functions of middle leadership. 3. To uncover the skills that middle leaders (MLs) require to enact the role expansion indicated in Objective 1. 4. To examine how MLs are developed for their roles within and outside their schools and suggest strategies to support and strengthen their preparation. 5. To examine intra-school variation in middle leadership distributions. 6. To test data collection instrumentation.

Commencement Date : 2013/6
Completion Date : 2014/6
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr BRYANT, Darren Anthony [APCLC,EPL]
Keyword(s) : middle leadership   distributed leadership  

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