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Morales, Stephen – Management in Education, 2021
In this opinion piece, the author reflects on some similarities with the National Health Service (NHS) in England, which has a long history of leadership tensions as hospital trusts have tried to wrestle administrative and operational decision-making away from clinicians and consultants.
Descriptors: Barriers, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Hospitals
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Marchant, Josephine – Management in Education, 2021
Drawing on data from 116 survey responses by School Business Managers, and 7 semi-structured interviews with education professionals carried out between October 2017 and February 2018, this article reports on findings from a research project focussing on the opportunities and constraints for career progression into leadership roles for School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Role, Administrator Responsibility
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Starr, Karen – Management in Education, 2021
Fundamental widespread changes affecting education's purposes, policies and practices have had transformational repercussions for school business across the developed world. Subsequently, school business demands and accountabilities continue to escalate in scope and complexity and governments, education authorities and school communities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Officials, Educational Administration, Leadership
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Creaby, Fiona – Management in Education, 2021
This article explores the increasing professionalisation of school business practitioners in the state school system in England. Often referred to a 'school business managers' or 'school business leaders', this cohort of the school workforce have been increasingly tasked with leading crucial site-based management functions in schools, such as…
Descriptors: School Administration, Leadership, Educational Policy, Business Administration
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Oduol, Truphena – European Journal of Educational Management, 2021
This paper extends and complements previous research on unethical leader behavior by examining the social and cultural perspectives that inform the understanding of objectional conduct among secondary school leaders in Kenya. The study used a social constructivist theoretical framework, and qualitative case study, and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Ethics, Case Studies, Secondary Schools, Constructivism (Learning)
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Dobson, Tom; Rose, Anthea; Parton, Graham; Hart, Melissa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Policy changes to school governance have led to Governing Bodies (GBs) increasingly appointing skilled professionals from the business community. Research into these GBs views governors from business as a threat to lay governors and the stakeholder model. Whilst there has been exploration of the contributions of business governors, the ways in…
Descriptors: Governance, Faculty Development, Employee Attitudes, Governing Boards
Conway, Jeffrey; Steedle, Jeffrey – ACT, Inc., 2020
This study highlights the importance of clear communication in fostering career readiness. Students exhibit higher motivation on achievement tests when they understand the value of an assessment and are able to familiarize themselves with the exam prior to testing. Increased communication regarding the work requirements of local employers can…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, High School Students, Teaching Methods, School Surveys
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Baule, Steven M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case provides a summary of a situation in which a newly appointed superintendent and his new chief financial officer of a midsized urban school district uncover a massive set of fiscal problems which had been previously hidden from the Board and most other stakeholders. How do the district's top leaders make decisions about how to address the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Retrenchment, Financial Exigency, Educational Finance
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Faubert, Brenton Cyriel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: Public education is an important institution in any democracy, and the significant resources invested form a critical pillar in its provision. The evidence used to manage said resources is, therefore, an important issue for education leaders and a matter public interest. The purpose of this paper is to consider the role education finance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
Disruptive changes sparked by education technology and other forces are on the radar of education analysts. Even a quick internet search reveals a whole host of articles and organizations focused on educational innovation. But how do educators currently working in schools and districts think about innovation? How much of a priority is it for them?…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Barriers
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Morgan, Sethlyn; Yazdanparast, Atefeh; Rawski, Greg – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This article describes how a small private business school, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, reengineered its career services programme to become a premier programme in the United States. Drawing on theory of involvement, the research gives business schools a strategy to improve business career placement…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Job Placement, Corporations, School Business Officials
Benson, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research was to explore the factors that contribute to a chief financial officer's (CFO) success and demise within a higher education setting. Relatively little attention has been given to the study of leadership in educational institutions (Vroom, 1983). Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Educational Finance, Higher Education, College Administration
Hovey, Don; Boser, Ulrich – Center for American Progress, 2014
Traditionally, district and corporate leaders regarded chief financial officers, or CFOs, as chief accountants. They were the individuals tasked with ensuring financial compliance, settling the books, creating reports, and cutting costs. The CFO was inherently risk averse and internally focused; he or she was there to backstop the ambitious plans…
Descriptors: School Business Officials, Educational Finance, Money Management, Leadership Role
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Case, Stephoni; Harris, Edward L. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Using grid and group theory (Douglas 1982, 2011), the study described in this article examined the intersections of technology and school finance in four schools located in districts differing in size, wealth, and commitment to technology integration. In grid and group theory, grid refers to the degree to which policies and role prescriptions…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, School Policy
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Sumbera, Meagan J.; Pazey, Barbara L.; Lashley, Carl – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2014
Confusion among school leaders regarding how to interpret and implement special education legislation, and specific federal and state policies and mandates such as a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), in the least restrictive environment (LRE) at the school-site level has existed since the 1970s and continues to exist. This…
Descriptors: Public Education, Principals, Educational Facilities, School Buildings
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