Leadership from the Middle: A System Strategy

EDUCATION CANADA • December 2015 | Canadian Education Association

The focus of this article, is “Leadership from the Middle” (LftM), first identified by Hargreaves and Braun4 in their evaluation of the implementation of a special education initiative in Ontario.

The middle consists of school districts or clusters of schools. The article shows how districts, individually and collectively can be a force for local and state change. Thus, it gives the middle a major role in shaping implementation, and achieving greater coherence.

3 thoughts on “Leadership from the Middle: A System Strategy


  1. The examples from your work are very inspirational. Leadership from the Middle should be the norm for all educational settings!

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