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ERIC Number: EJ893271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
The Move to Faculty Middle Management Structures in Scottish Secondary Schools: A Case Study
Anderson, Cherie; Nixon, Graeme
School Leadership & Management, v30 n3 p249-263 Jul 2010
This article looks at the move from a management structure based on discrete subject departments managed by subject specialist principal teachers within Scottish secondary schools towards groupings of subjects (faculties) with a single manager. This article examines the impact of this change upon the experiences of students and probationer teachers. While the focus group is limited, it is the intention that this research will draw important conclusions about the wider issues involved in adopting flatter management structures, particularly for small subject departments. Relevant aspects of key documents and local authority reviews of management structures will be discussed. The empirical work undertaken to inform this article is a survey of probationer and PGDE (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) students within the subject RE surveyed in January/February 2008. It is therefore the intention of this article to offer some conclusions about the benefits and flaws of the various models for secondary school management, particularly in the context of small subject departments. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)