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ERIC Number: EJ1092744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
The Effect of Political Decentralization on School Leadership in German Vocational Schools
Gessler, Michael; Ashmawy, Iman K.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v44 n2 p184-204 Mar 2016
In this explorative qualitative study the effect of political decentralization on vocational school leadership is investigated. Through conducting structural interviews with 15 school principals in the states of Bremen and Lower Saxony in Germany, the study was able to conclude that political decentralization entails the creation of elected bodies through which various stakeholders are involved in the decision-making process, and that schools are able to discretionally plan their own goals and objectives. As a result, it can be seen that school leadership adopts a participatory leadership model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; West Germany