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ERIC Number: EJ811426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
School Management in Multicultural Contexts
Lopez, Mercedes Cuevas
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v11 n1 p63-82 Jan 2008
This research was carried out in Ceuta, Spain, with the aim of understanding leader's perceptions of multicultural education, their role as leaders and the educative environment of their centres. The city of Ceuta is exceptional: four major cultures coexist in this city (Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu), along with a fifth negligible minority (Gypsy). The special features of this city demand an educative treatment in consonance with the students' peculiarities. However, there is no evidence of any significant curricular adaptation which allows us to talk about an intercultural curriculum. The ideas and beliefs that the headmasters have about multicultural education are not mirrored in 33.33% of the elementary schools and 40% of the secondary schools in Ceuta. All of the headmasters highly valued their role as leaders, even though not all of them recognised it widely. Secondary school headmasters had more charisma and greater intellectual stimulation. Primary school headmasters stand out for their concern for the teacher participation. (Contains 4 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain