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ERIC Number: EJ905754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Developing a Postgraduate Dual-Award in Educational Leadership: A Russian Pelican Meets an English Rose
Mercer, Justine; Zhegin, Andrey
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n2 p109-117 Mar 2011
Using analytic autoethnography, this paper discusses the influences and outcomes that shaped a 30-month project between a Russian and an English university trying to develop a dual-award in educational leadership. It explores the drivers, benefits, hindrances and affordances of international collaboration, before critiquing the literature on contemporary Russian culture. It then maps how various factors including money, language, hospitality, trust, commitment and flexibility affected the project. It concludes that unequal partnerships can result in shared learning, but that programme validation is harder to achieve if either institution imposes unrealistic financial constraints, lacks flexibility, or fails to recruit a high-level champion. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; United Kingdom (England)