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A Qualitative Case Study on School Leadership Succession and the Sustainability of Innovative School

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2019, 9(1), pp.101-120
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2019.9.1.101
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : January 9, 2019
  • Accepted : March 1, 2019
  • Published : March 30, 2019

Baul Chung 1

1서울교육대학교

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ABSTRACT

Leadership succession is a critical life in the life of organization. One of the most significant events in the life of innovative schools is a change in its leadership. Yet, few things in educational leadership succeed less than leadership succession. In this article, employing the qualitative case study, I address the issue of principal succession at an innovative elementary school in a rural city in South Korea. It draws on leadership succession literature combined with founder succession studies to reveal how the succession unfolds over time. The results show that the school failed to deliberately plan for leadership succession. Second. therefore, the type of leadership succession at the school studied is unplanned continuity’(Hargreaves, 2005). Finally, the disruptive turmoil triggered by the abrupt departure of the founding principal and the accompanying conflicts among the founding teacher leaders inadvertently contribute to the sustainability of the innovative school over time by redistributing the existing power relation into more distributed leadership.

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