ERIC Number: EJ802994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Middle Managers in Further Education Colleges: The "New Professionals"
Briggs, Ann R. J.
Journal of Educational Administration, v42 n5 p586-600 2004
The findings reported here are part of a larger study of the role of middle managers in the UK further education colleges. The study proposes and discusses a typology for the middle manager role, analyses factors which facilitate and impede managers in role, and models the interaction of the college environment with the role. This process gives insight into the emerging concepts of professionalism, which are discussed here in relation to the literature of managerialism and "new" professionalism. The paper discusses what manifestations of new professionalism can be observed in the colleges, how perceptions of professionalism differ from role to role and from college to college, and how professionalism can be modelled and further understood. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Environment, Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Role Perception, Performance Factors, Professional Development, Professional Services, Schematic Studies, College Administration, Middle Management, Organizational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom