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Kun Wang; Calvin King Lam Chung; Jiang Xu; Alan Chi Keung Cheung – Higher Education Policy, 2024
Emerging studies on university stratification have often attributed the developmental gaps between universities to the popularization of new public management in contexts where market mechanisms prevail in higher education governance. However, less attention has been paid to how state powers continue to mediate university stratification alongside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Power Structure, Administrative Organization
Ellis Reid – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The education of young people is a vital task in a democracy with significant implications for both for young people themselves and for the state. How authority over schooling should be shared and organized is, therefore, a vital question in a democracy. This dissertation takes on that question and ultimately defends a broadly democratic account…
Descriptors: Democracy, Governance, Equal Education, Administrative Organization
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Gabriel Asante; Godfred Bonnah Nkansah; David Agbee – Policy Futures in Education, 2024
The underlying ambition of fee-free education is to increase school access. This study reflects on decentralisation in the decision-making process and implementation of fee-free policies. We compare two policies at the high school level in Ghana to evaluate the differences and commonalities in how they responded to school access. We used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Fees, Administrative Organization
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Marc Schroeder – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2024
In this essay, I introduce the term "governance inversion" to describe a situation in which a university administration repositions a governance body in such a way as to limit its legitimate governance function. Structural conditions might make governance inversion more likely, but narratives might also be deployed to make the inversion…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Universities, College Governing Councils
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Özge Karaevli; Gözde Çeven; Mithat Korumaz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2024
The study aims to explore the policy implementation process regarding 2023 Education Vision, a national-based top-down policy document, in the context of Istanbul through the lived experiences of 10 local-level administrators as street-level bureaucrats. This study adopted a qualitative research approach, incorporating phenomenology as the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Objectives
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Kalman, Judy; Valdivia, Patricia; Miranda, Marino – Written Communication, 2023
This article examines how participants in literacy events mediate the validation and legitimacy of official documents. Through articulating the perspectives of literacy as a social practice, paperwork studies, and the analysis of administrative burdens, we argue that the value of official documents is unstable and can fluctuate between valid and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Recordkeeping, Documentation
Shallegra Moye – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Scholars deem university partnerships with public schools as an innovative opportunity to marry research and practice. In part because they can support developing and implementing evidence-based interventions that improve school culture, academics, and community participation. However, what is less discussed are the barriers and challenges of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Barriers
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Hsieh, Chuo-Chun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2023
The rich body of literature that has sought to shed light on how global trends shape public sector institutions at the local level frequently claims that globalization is significantly transforming national institutions. Against that backdrop, the term "governance" is actually a multifaceted concept representing an ongoing process…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Higher Education, Global Approach
Christenson, Audra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This correlational study examined the relationship between leadership behaviors exhibited by superintendents and the collective efficacy of their leadership cabinet. Irby, Brown, and Duffy's Synergistic Leadership Theory provided the framework for the study with explicit focus on the Leadership Behaviors component of the tetrahedral model.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Superintendents, Leadership Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership
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Davids, Nuraan – Ethics and Education, 2023
In post-apartheid South Africa, a foregrounding of democratic citizenship education through broadened and inclusive participation is especially evident in a decentralised school-based leadership, management, and governance system. Policy-wise, the involvement of parents in School Governing Body (SGB) structures is seen as an enactment of…
Descriptors: Governance, Administrative Organization, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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Pryor, Kim Nelson; Barringer, Sondra N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Academic structure shapes and reflects institutional behaviors as well as the work done in, and outputs of, higher education organizations (HEOs). Despite this critical role, research on boundaries within academic structure is limited, even in work focusing on the relative presence of core and peripheral disciplines. We thus lack an understanding…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Administration, Administrative Organization, Intellectual Disciplines
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Humes, Walter – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Teachers in many countries complain that their pedagogic work is impeded by unreasonable bureaucratic demands by government agencies. This paper suggests that historical, institutional and cultural perspectives are needed to understand the processes at work. It draws on Weber's classic study of bureaucracy, but also makes reference to claims that…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Edna Martinez; Sharon Velarde Pierce; Isela Peña – Community College Review, 2024
Objective: Given funding concerns and heightened work expectations at baccalaureate degree-granting community colleges, we set out to understand faculty advisors' emotional labor in such context. Methods: We conducted a supra analysis, which is a form of secondary analysis of qualitative data. Existing interview data were drawn from a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Emotional Experience
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du Plessis, André – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2023
This paper argues that school leaders and managers are being forced to abandon their educational purpose and that leadership and management activities of school leaders are now purposed towards satisfying the needs of a managerialist elite. As a result, the best interests of learners/ students are placed secondary to the interests of the…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, Administrator Role
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Junyang Su; Shi Si; Sun Fang – Chinese Education & Society, 2023
In the wake of the focus on improving the quality of education in the international community, the development of the cause of education in mainland China has entered the stage of high-quality development. Currently, the construction of internal governance structures for primary and secondary schools in mainland China exhibits three areas of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Governance, Educational Quality, Networks
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