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Hoyle, Eric; Wallace, Mike – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
One social science base for educational administration proposed in the Baron and Taylor collection was organisation theory. In the event this expectation turned out to be over-optimistic. Organisation theory was much too contested and insufficiently pragmatic for the British taste. Major developments in this field occurred mainly in the USA.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Organizational Theories, Ambiguity (Context)
Wallace, Mike – 1998
This paper explores ways in which the press influences the generation and implementation of education policy. An associated purpose was to conceptualize an education policy that incorporates the media's role. The paper is divided into four parts. First, it outlines the details of the research design and the conceptual framework for the study. It…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Wallace, Mike – 1995
This paper examines the role of mass media in the British education policy process, in particular, how the mass media steer education policy and inhibit certain issues from becoming the subject of policy. The paper describes how media professionals comprise an interest group competing with others to affect education policy; how they and other…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Economic Impact, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Wallace, Mike – 2000
This paper explores how characteristics of complex educational change may virtually dictate the leadership strategies adopted by those charged with bringing about change. The change in question here is the large-scale reorganization of local education authorities (LEAs) across England. The article focuses on how across-the-board initiatives to…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Wallace, Mike – 2000
This paper describes how characteristics of complex educational change can hinder efforts to achieve equity. It reports that factors beyond the control of educational leaders may hamper their wish of equality. The article is based on an investigation of large-scale local education areas (LEAs) and how initiatives to reorganize schools were managed…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Wallace, Mike; Pocklington, Keith – 1998
This paper explores how a policy, that itself becomes the object of analysis, can be embedded within a wider nexus of policies that interact with it, thus affecting the course of its implementation. The research for the paper was built on a pilot study of a merger among three schools. The merger demonstrated how policies originating from the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Wallace, Mike – 1994
This paper presents findings of a study that conceptualized how the mass media in England are involved in the education policy process, and identified major influences on media production and its link with education policy. The project is being conducted by the National Development Centre for Educational Management and Policy from October 1993 to…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Wallace, Mike – Journal of Education Policy, 1993
Analyzes a policy issue involving British government/mass media effort to ridicule progressive education. The analysis draws on the experience of a primary school portrayed in a current affairs television program as glorifying progressive educational practices. The central government employed the language of myth, via the media, to create a public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Mass Media
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Wallace, Mike – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1995
Highlights the significance of the mass media as an integral element of educational policy making and implementation, and reports on the initial conceptualization of research into the involvement of the British mass media in the policy-making process. An international agenda is suggested for research into media and education policy. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, International Studies