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Labaree, David F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Bureaucracies are often perceived as inflexible, impersonal, hierarchical, and too devoted to rules and red tape. But David Labaree makes a case for these characteristics being a positive in the world of public education. U.S. schools are built within a liberal democratic system, where the liberal pursuit of self-interest is often in tension with…
Descriptors: Public Education, Democratic Values, Equal Education, Administrative Organization
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Taysum, Alison – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2020
The paper explores the relationship between levels of equity and levels of trust in the English education system from 1944 to 2018. The conceptual framework is that of centralised and decentralised decision making in education governance systems taking a socio-historiographical approach. Evidence reveals the impact of rapid government-initiated…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Governance, Equal Education, Correlation
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Barbana, Samir; Dumay, Xavier; Dupriez, Vincent – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article is an introduction to a European Educational Research Journal special issue on accountability policies and instruments in Europe. Two hypotheses grounded in the new institutionalist theory are presented to conceptualise and analyse the variety of national trajectories and forms of accountability in four European education systems…
Descriptors: Accountability, Governance, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Barbana, Samir; Dumay, Xavier; Dupriez, Vincent – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article aims to understand how new accountability instruments in the context of the French-speaking Belgian educational system are appropriated by schools. After having characterised the specific nature of those instruments in the context of a traditionally highly decentralised system involved in a significant process of centralisation, we…
Descriptors: Accountability, French, Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization
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Bush-Mecenas, Susan; Marsh, Julie A. – Education Next, 2020
Facing the typical challenges of urban schooling, including overcrowded schools, mediocre academic outcomes, and high dropout rates, the Los Angeles Unified School District has been at the epicenter of big-city education reform over the past decade. This article takes a look at the past 10 years of reform strategies in Los Angeles, and how…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Moschetti, Mauro; Martínez Pons, Marc; Bordoli, Eloísa; Martinis, Pablo – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the last decades privatization policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s leading to an increasing participation of private agents in educational provision. The case of Uruguay stands out for having remained somehow apart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
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Hsu, Shih-Wei; Lamb, Peter – Learning Organization, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the inherent problem of Senge's learning organization, embedded in his seminal work, "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization." The authors contend that such a problem has an enduring quality that leads to a highly problematic state of learning organization,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Administrative Organization, Organizational Theories, Objectives
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Ozga, Jenny – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
This paper draws on recent research in Europe and England to discuss the politics of accountability. It is suggested that, as policies in education are increasingly focused on delivering technical-managerial accountability, that is accountability understood as evidenced in international, national, institutional and individual comparative measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Politics of Education, Governance
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Flores, Maria Assunção – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2020
This paper reports on a three-year research project aimed at examining experiences of being a teacher in a context of school reform and adverse times. A mixed-method research design was devised, including a national survey, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and a professional development programme. Findings suggest that teachers face old…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Teaching Conditions, Professionalism
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Spanò, Emanuela – Gender and Education, 2020
This contribution explores how different policy discourses produce site-specific representations and self-representations of gender and leadership, which may reveal forms of subjectivation as well as spaces of resistance to hegemonic discourses. I will consider two different Higher Education policy systems: the UK system that since the 1980s has…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Policy, Gender Differences
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Sindhvad, Swetal; Richardson, Jayson W.; Ivanov, Alexandr; Lingat, John Eric M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into contextual factors predicting the extent of principals' sense of self-efficacy, or capacity, for instructional leadership, school management, and parent engagement in public schools in the city of Bishkek following Kyrgyzstan's decentralization reforms post-independence. Findings indicate three…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Parent Attitudes
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Jessen, Sarah Butler; DiMartino, Catherine – Educational Policy, 2020
This article uses edvertising as a vehicle through which to examine autonomy and control for key agents in education when market-like reforms are combined with privately led management of schools. We begin by outlining the philosophical foundations of school choice from the perspective of autonomy and control, and then lay out the case of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, School Choice, Institutional Autonomy
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Penninckx, Maarten – Management in Education, 2020
Improving the quality of education is a permanent concern for national policymakers. In that regard, a growing number of education systems have implemented a monitoring system where pupils have to take standardised tests at regular intervals during their school career (OECD, 2013). This article aims to offer food for thought to the readers of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries
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Vican, Shawna; Friedman, Asia; Andreasen, Robin – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Higher education faces a conflict between the traditional logic of professionalism and an increasingly prominent corporate logic. Using interviews with 30 faculty at a single institution, we seek to understand the consequences of these competing logics. Across our interviews, faculty express a misalignment between their professional values and the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professionalism, Commercialization, Job Satisfaction
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Arar, Khalid; Nasra, Muhammed Abu – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Using a sample of 300 Arab teachers in Israel, we developed a model to analyze how school-based management directly and indirectly (through motivation) affects school effectiveness. The results show that there is a positive relationship between all dimensions of self-management (decision-making, resource and personnel management, availability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Arabs
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