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"Watchman and reporter": En kvalitativ studie om rektorers inställning till ledarskap
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Watchman and reporter" : A Qualitative Study of principals’ attitude towards leadership (English)
Abstract [en]

Aim

 

The aim of the study is to, from a comparative perspective, examine principals’ view of leadership in successful schools. Questions:

 

  1. How do the principals describe their own leadership?
  2. What subject positions do the principals take?

Method

 

Three principals were interviewed in the study. The interviews lasted for about 60 minutes. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. The interviews were analyzed according to the theories of transformative and instructional leadership and also which of the three subject positions supporter, pedagogical leader and chief the principals enabled.

 

Results

 

The principals had not an entirely consistent approach to school leadership. Two of the principals spoke of leadership in accordance to the transformative theory with a focus on development and change. The third principal described his leadership in a manner more similar to the instructional theory with clear top-down approach and focus on school to be a safe place for students in a troubled area. All headmasters enabled in some degree all three subject positions however, they had one position each as they foremost enabled.

 

Conclusions

 

The headmasters’ view of leadership differs on some points which could indicate that the leadership needs to be adapted to the specific school in order to make the school and the headmaster successful. Common to all headmasters was that they had a strong commitment to the mission and students. The headmasters are taking different positions when they talk about leadership. This may be because they tend to use transformative or instructional leadership. The instructional leadership is beneficial in the beginning of the structuring of a school. In light of growing maturity in the organization, it is possible to switch to transformative leadership which gives the principal greater opportunities to work with future visions and the school's overall goals.

 

 

Abstract [sv]

Syfte och frågeställningar

 

Studiens syfte är ur ett komparativt perspektiv undersöka rektorers syn på ledarskap i framgångsrika skolor. Frågeställningar:

 

  1. Hur beskriver rektorerna sitt eget ledarskap?
  2. Vilka subjektspositioner intar rektorerna?

Metod

 

Tre rektorer intervjuades i studien. Intervjuerna pågick under ca 60 minuter. Intervjuerna spelades in och transkriberades. Intervjuerna analyserades enligt teorierna om transformativt och instruerande ledarskap samt vilka av de tre subjektspositionerna supporter, pedagogisk ledare och chef rektorerna intog.

 

Resultat

 

Rektorerna har inte en helt samstämmig syn på skolledarskap. Två av rektorerna talade om ledarskapet i enlighet med den transformativa teorin med fokus på utveckling och förändring. Den tredje rektorn beskrev sitt ledarskap på ett sätt som mer liknar den instruerande teorin med tydlig toppstyrning och fokus på att skolan ska vara en trygg plats för elever i ett oroligt område. Samtliga rektorer aktiverade i någon grad alla tre subjektspositioner dock hade de varsin position som de främst aktiverade.

 

Slutsats

 

Rektorernas syn på ledarskap skiljer sig på en del punkter vilket skulle kunna tyda på att ledarskapet behöver passa för den specifika skolan för att skolan och rektorn ska kunna bli framgångsrika. Gemensamt för rektorerna var att de hade ett starkt engagemang för uppdraget och eleverna. Rektorerna tar olika positioner när de talar om ledarskap. Detta kan bero på om de tenderar att leda transformativt eller instruerande. Det instruerande ledarskapet är fördelaktigt i början av struktureringen av en skola. I takt med ökande mognad inom organisationen finns det möjlighet att växla till transformativt ledarskap vilket ger rektorn större möjligheter att arbeta med framtidsvisioner och skolans övergripande mål.

 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Series
Examensarbete, 2009:60
Keyword [en]
Principal, leadership, subject positions, successful schools
Keyword [sv]
Rektor, ledarskap, subjektspositioner, framgångsrika skolor
National Category
Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-1125DiVA: diva2:299702
Presentation
(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-02-24 Created: 2010-02-23 Last updated: 2010-02-24Bibliographically approved

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