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Distributed Leadership According to the Evidence:edited by Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall and Tiiu Strauss, London: Routledge, 2009, ISBN: 0—8058—6422—9 (hbk), 95.00; ISBN: 0—415—99217—6 (pbk), £32.99

Distributed Leadership According to the Evidence:edited by Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall and Tiiu Strauss, London: Routledge, 2009, ISBN: 0—8058—6422—9 (hbk), 95.00; ISBN: 0—415—99217—6 (pbk), £32.99

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Distributed Leadership According to the Evidence edited by Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall and Tiiu Strauss, London: Routledge, 2009, ISBN: 0—8058—6422—9 (hbk), 95.00; ISBN: 0—415—99217—6 (pbk), £32.99 SAGE Publications, Inc. 2010DOI: 10.1177/17411432100380010301 DavidHartley School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK Look no further. ‘Virtually all of the available evidence about a distributed approach to leadership can be found in this book’. So says the publisher’s blurb on the back cover of the paperback edition. Most of the prominent researchers within the genre gure in the collection. The majority are based in the USA and in Canada, especially in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. A few work in the UK, and one in New Zealand. These are the societies wherein the writ of economic neo- liberalism has run the deepest. With it has come the quest to re-culture schools and to ‘equip’ them for an age of enterprise and collaborative capitalism. And we are said to be in this together: all is to be ‘joined up’; the search for synergies and strategic alliances is on; no longer shall we be sequestered in our separate professional silos; trust is on the up; collective
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