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ERIC Number: EJ1172527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Understanding High Conflict and High Ambiguity as Core Policy Dimensions through Field-Level Leaders' Perspectives
Bialik, Gadi; Gibton, Dan; Dror, Yuval
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v17 n1 p52-77 2018
The study's target is to analyze how field-level coalition leaders, namely, the founding principals of Israeli specialized schools, perceive a "high-ambiguity and high-conflict" symbolic educational policy that apparently opposes the basic values that underlie the foundation of specialized schools. Based on an analysis of qualitative interviews, we found that the principals perceive high conflict as supporting the establishment of new specialized schools and high ambiguity as a clear invitation for their establishment. We discuss possible explanations for this surprising policy perception.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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