Politicizing articulation: Applying Lyotard's work to the use of standards in educaitonal leadership

Niesche, Richard (2012) Politicizing articulation: Applying Lyotard's work to the use of standards in educaitonal leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16 2: 220-233. doi:10.1080/13603124.2012.688874

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Author Niesche, Richard
Title Politicizing articulation: Applying Lyotard's work to the use of standards in educaitonal leadership
Journal name International Journal of Leadership in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-3124
1464-5092
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13603124.2012.688874
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 220
End page 233
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents a case for the importance of an application of Jean-Francois Lyotard’s ideas to the analysis of educational leadership. Through exploring Lyotard’s concepts of language games, the differend and performativity, this paper argues that the approach taken through the development of leadership standards cannot capture the messy, complex and contradictory phenomenon of leadership, and in fact, works against alternative understandings and approaches. An example of a leadership capabilities framework is used to illustrate the incommensurability of language games at work in these approaches. The paper then considers other ways of undertaking research in educational leadership to provoke further study in the ‘field’.
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Additional Notes Available online: 11 Jun 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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