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Gobby, Brad; Niesche, Richard – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
The public education systems of many countries have undergone governance reforms involving administrative decentralisation, corporatisation and community 'empowerment'. In this paper, we examine the significance of local participation and partnerships in the context of public school autonomy and their corporatisation. Focusing specifically on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Principals
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Keddie, Amanda; MacDonald, Katrina Claire; Blackmore, Jill; Eacott, Scott; Gobby, Brad; Mahoney, Caroline; Niesche, Richard; Wilkinson, Jane – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2020
There remains strong political support for school autonomy reform within Australian public education despite evidence linking this reform to exacerbating school and systemic inequities. This paper presents interview data from key education stakeholders gathered from a broader study that is investigating the social justice implications of school…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Commercialization, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Neeleman, Annemarie – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
In many countries, education systems are moving towards a combination of increased school autonomy and intensified accountability. In the wake of that shift, decision-making at the school level has become paramount, and the role of the school leader has gained in importance. Despite these trends, surprisingly little is known about how schools and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classification, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability
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Carmichael, Colin; Muir, Tracey; Callingham, Rosemary – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
School autonomy has been identified as having an impact on a school's performance, yet less has been reported about the effect this has on students' goal orientations and engagement with mathematics. In a national study conducted in schools across Australia, measures of school autonomy were collected from teachers and school leaders, along with…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Yi; Bessudnov, Alexey; Black, Alison; Norwich, Brahm – British Educational Research Journal, 2020
In the past few decades, several countries have introduced reforms aimed at increasing school autonomy. We evaluate the effect of the introduction of autonomous academies in England on the educational trajectories of children with special educational needs. This has been done using longitudinal data on all schoolchildren in state schools in…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Yin Cheong; Ko, James; Lee, Theodore Tai Hoi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for reconceptualising research on school autonomy to redress the limitations of traditional research, strengthen the conceptual links between school autonomy and learning outcomes and offer a range of new strategies for studying the interplay of school autonomy, leadership and learning.…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Leadership, Learning, Educational Research
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Keddie, Amanda; Holloway, Jessica – School Leadership & Management, 2020
This paper explores issues of social justice in relation to the practice of two principals from two Australian public schools. The stories of these principals are set against a policy backdrop in Australia that has seen renewed emphasis on school autonomy reform, on the one hand, and heightened external accountability and compliance, on the other.…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, School Administration, Centralization, Accountability
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Dou, Diya; Devos, Geert; Valcke, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study examines the relationship between school autonomy gap, principal leadership, school climate, teacher psychological factors, teachers' job satisfaction and organizational commitment under the context of school autonomy reform. A path model has been developed to define the relationships between principal leadership and teachers' outcomes…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Institutional Autonomy
Southern, Randall Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The question guiding this inquiry considered an anticipated relationship between teacher autonomy and centralization and their contribution to an explanation of school effectiveness. This study examined surveys from 109 public schools in North Alabama to see whether the variables of teacher autonomy and centralization of authority were predictors…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Centralization, School Effectiveness, Public School Teachers
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Newton, Paul; da Costa, Jose – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the policy and practice contexts for school autonomy and twenty-first century learning in Canadian provinces. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reports on an analysis of policies in Canadian provinces (particularly the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan). The authors review policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Imondi, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study aimed to examine administrator perceptions and practices related to the relationship between curriculum alignment and teacher autonomy. Further, this study examined the ways in which different administrative structures impact how administrators and teachers view this relationship. The researcher chose two case-study districts on Long…
Descriptors: School Administration, Professional Autonomy, Alignment (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Keddie, Amanda – Australian Educational Researcher, 2017
The renewed commitment to school autonomy reform in Australia is based on the view that it will drive up academic standards. There remains, however, little conclusive evidence to support this view. Simply instating the structural changes to bring about greater autonomy for schools within public education systems across the world has not led…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Institutional Autonomy, Public Education
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Klein, Esther Dominique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Increased school autonomy and accountability have been a common denominator of national reforms in otherwise heterogeneous governance systems in Europe and the USA. The paper argues that because schools serving disadvantaged communities (SSDCs) often have lower average performance, they are more often sanctioned or under closer scrutiny,…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Saarivirta, Toni; Kumpulainen, Kristiina – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide national information on school autonomy, leadership and student achievements in Finland. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is a literature review on Finnish studies focusing on school autonomy, leadership and student achievement. The studies have been reviewed on the basis of a content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, Literature Reviews
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Susilo, Mohamad Joko; Kartowagiran, Badrun; Sulisworo, Dwi – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2019
School autonomy can not be separated from support factor. This study aimed to determine source and form of community support and contribution in realizing autonomous in Muhammadiyah schools. This research development is part of dissertation conducted with five stages: define, design, model development, model validation, and model use. The study…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Community Support, Junior High Schools, Foreign Countries
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