Networked leadership in Educational Collaborative Networks

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Abstract

Educational Collaborative Networks (ECNs) aim to achieve educational goals at the community level and base their actions on collaborative partnering between schools and community organizations. These approaches are an emergent and innovative leadership and policy strategy being used increasingly across the globe, given the interconnected and pervasive nature of issues facing education. The enthusiasm and promise of such community-based initiatives are accompanied by concerns related to its leadership. This paper describes the insights of networked leadership as a driver, which facilitates ECN outcome achievement. This article examines the experience of leaders involved in the current leadership of 18 high-performing ECNs in Barcelona (Spain). The results stress that networked leadership may become a key driver of change in educational contexts, capable of building a collaborative culture to optimize the educational performance in every specific community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1059
Number of pages20
JournalEducational Management Administration and Leadership
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • collaboration
  • educational change
  • networks
  • trust

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