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ERIC Number: EJ770903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Traditions and Tensions in Leadership: The Ghanaian Experience
Oduro, George K. T.; MacBeath, John
Cambridge Journal of Education, v33 n3 p441-455 Nov 2003
This paper will explore some of the tensions that arise for Ghanaian headteachers in trying to resolve traditional and tribal expectations with "Western" conceptions of leadership roles and competencies. These are particularly acute in rural communities where expectations of school leaders often reflect, and are constrained by, ascribed status in the tribe or village. Gender issues illustrate these tensions as successive governments initiate strategies to ensure that gender equality concerns are integrated into all their policies and programmes. The starting point for this paper--the process of research itself--sets the scene for an exploration of a complex multi-faceted leadership culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana