ERIC Number: EJ1019547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
In Search of Leadership: What Happened to Management?
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v42 n2 p226-242 Mar 2014
Significant changes have taken place in the governance of education systems around the world. Shifts in education policy have led to a focus towards reform through leadership development and away from school management analysis. This shift in policy from management to leadership has fostered a large number of academic studies presenting a universal and decontextualised leadership discourse, which dominates the field of education research to the detriment of issues of school management and head teachers' capacity to manage schools. This paper examines the domain of headship in the context of North Cyprus. Through the perspectives of head teachers and policy makers, it demonstrates that within the North Cyprus context, leadership, as defined in the dominant discourse, is not yet possible, and management is both difficult and sometimes inadequate. Findings suggest that there is a strong relationship between school leadership and management practices. The context within which head teachers operate influences their leadership and management practices and capacity development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Unions, Surveys, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Occupational Mobility, Recruitment, Administrator Responsibility, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Money Management, Administrative Organization, Governance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus