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ERIC Number: EJ1080261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
The Role of Values in Defining School Leadership--A Jamaican Perspective
Newman, Mairette
Education Research and Perspectives, v32 n2 p57-79 2005
The view that values play a crucial role in how principals conceptualise and interpret school leadership is not new. However, very little of the research underpinning this view has been conducted in developing countries. Drawing on qualitative case study research into how principals in Jamaica conceptualise school leadership, this paper explores the role of values in informing and guiding the leadership decisions and practices of four exemplary high school principals. It identifies care and respect, social justice and excellence as powerful influences on how they defined, interpreted and enacted school leadership and argues that these values superseded policy and accountability issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A