Constructing a leader's identity through a leadership development programme: an intersectional analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594576
Title:
Constructing a leader's identity through a leadership development programme: an intersectional analysis
Authors:
Moorosi, Pontso
Abstract:
This article explores the notion of leadership identity construction as it happens through a leadership development programme. Influenced by a conception that leadership development is essentially about facilitating an identity transition, it uses an intersectional approach to explore school leaders’ identity construction as it was shaped and influenced by experiences on the leadership development programme. The article draws data from a mixed-methods study that evaluated the impact of the leadership training programme offered to practising school leaders in South Africa. In order to examine the process of leadership identity construction, the article draws from data where identity work was visible. It argues that categories of identity – gender, race and social class – interacted simultaneously with the contexts and backgrounds of participants to shape and influence the outcome of the leadership development programme. This complex intersection enabled unexpected outcomes where women appeared to benefit more from the programme despite their less privileged entry status. The article calls for more work that asks direct questions on leaders’ construction of identity in order to inform leadership development programmes more meaningfully.
Affiliation:
University of Warwick
Citation:
Moorosi, P. (2013) 'Constructing a leader's identity through a leadership development programme: An intersectional analysis '. Educational Management Administration & Leadership 42 (6):792
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Educational Management Administration & Leadership
Issue Date:
24-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594576
DOI:
10.1177/1741143213494888
Additional Links:
http://ema.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1741143213494888
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1741-1432; 1741-1440
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Leadership Innovation (CLI)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoorosi, Pontsoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T12:43:26Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-22T12:43:26Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-24en
dc.identifier.citationMoorosi, P. (2013) 'Constructing a leader's identity through a leadership development programme: An intersectional analysis '. Educational Management Administration & Leadership 42 (6):792en
dc.identifier.issn1741-1432en
dc.identifier.issn1741-1440en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1741143213494888en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594576en
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the notion of leadership identity construction as it happens through a leadership development programme. Influenced by a conception that leadership development is essentially about facilitating an identity transition, it uses an intersectional approach to explore school leaders’ identity construction as it was shaped and influenced by experiences on the leadership development programme. The article draws data from a mixed-methods study that evaluated the impact of the leadership training programme offered to practising school leaders in South Africa. In order to examine the process of leadership identity construction, the article draws from data where identity work was visible. It argues that categories of identity – gender, race and social class – interacted simultaneously with the contexts and backgrounds of participants to shape and influence the outcome of the leadership development programme. This complex intersection enabled unexpected outcomes where women appeared to benefit more from the programme despite their less privileged entry status. The article calls for more work that asks direct questions on leaders’ construction of identity in order to inform leadership development programmes more meaningfully.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ema.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1741143213494888en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Educational Management Administration & Leadershipen
dc.subjectidentity constructionen
dc.subjectintersectionalityen
dc.subjectleadership developmenten
dc.titleConstructing a leader's identity through a leadership development programme: an intersectional analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Warwicken
dc.identifier.journalEducational Management Administration & Leadershipen
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