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This research paper on the critique of the leadership theories and the proposed leadership framework revolves around two key areas. The first part is an examination and critique of the different leadership theories that have emerged over the past 40 years. Second, the paper will be presenting the proposed leadership framework which could suit the role of an education leader. The proposed leadership framework will be presented in a diagrammatic and/or descriptive form with accompanying description. The critique of the leadership theories is specifically on three theories, which are the trait theory, behavioural theory, and contingency and situational theory. The rationale behind the choices of the three theories to be critiqued in this paper was because these theories are the most commonly used and applied in the areas of teaching, learning, and leadership in education.
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