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Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development (2012)
Journal Article
Bottery, M., James, S., & Wright, N. (2012). Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development. Education 3-13, 40(3), (227-241). doi:10.1080/03004279.2010.512563. ISSN 0300-4279

This paper describes how two primary head teachers, nationally recognised as role models for the development of an education for sustainable development (ESD) in their schools, manage the implementation of this area. In doing so, it shows how they ad... Read More

Between 'Bastard' and 'Wicked' leadership? School leadership and the emerging policies of the UK Coalition Government (2011)
Journal Article
Wright, N. (2011). Between 'Bastard' and 'Wicked' leadership? School leadership and the emerging policies of the UK Coalition Government. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 43(4), (345-362). doi:10.1080/00220620.2011.606893. ISSN 0022-0620

Barker argues that in England under New Labour, school leaders and teachers have been 'bastardised' and suggests that the situation in 2010, with a general election afforded an opportunity in education policy for the 'pendulum to swing'. In this arti... Read More

The wicked and complex in education: developing a transdisciplinary perspective for policy formulation, implementation and professional practice (2009)
Journal Article
Bore, A., & Wright, N. (2009). The wicked and complex in education: developing a transdisciplinary perspective for policy formulation, implementation and professional practice. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 35(3), (241-256). doi:10.1080/02607470903091286. ISSN 0260-7476

The concept of 'wicked issues', originally developed in the field of urban planning, has been taken up by design educators, architects and public health academics where the means for handling 'wicked issues' has been developed through 'reflective pra... Read More

Portrait methodology and educational leadership : putting the person first
Journal Article
Bottery, M., Wright, N., Ngai, S. K. G., & Wong, P. M. Portrait methodology and educational leadership : putting the person first

This article describes a variant on a methodological approach which provides ways of developing educational leaders' understandings of themselves and their situation through the production of individually written 'portraits' which focus upon the indi... Read More