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ERIC Number: EJ1133282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Negotiating the Principles and Practice of School Leadership: The Kazakhstan Experience
Yakavets, Natallia
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v45 n3 p445-465 May 2017
This paper aims to provide an account of how school leaders in Kazakhstan learn about leadership and management, and what strategies are in place to support leadership development. The paper draws on empirical data collected over three years, derived mainly from interviews and focus groups with school leaders and teachers. The findings suggest that a hierarchical education system and strict policy regulations diminish the likelihood that the changes needed to encourage leadership practice by teachers will take place. The paper examines Kazakhstani school leaders' learning opportunities, and focuses on the implications of borrowing leadership theories from the West. The key argument is that, if genuine change is to occur, these leaders will require time and space for critical reflection about what it is they need to learn and to do. The paper raises important issues about the conceptualisation of leadership learning and development in non-Western contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan
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