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Connolly, Michael; James, Chris; Fertig, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Educational management and educational leadership are central concepts in understanding organising in educational institutions but their meaning, the difference between them and their value in educational organising remain the subject of debate. In this article, we analyse and contrast the two concepts. We conclude that educational management…
Descriptors: Differences, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Educational Responsibility
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Connolly, Michael; Farrell, Catherine; James, Christopher – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article analyses the stakeholder model of boards that is widely used in public and third sector institutions in England and Wales. The central tenet of this model is that such institutions should be strategically led by individuals who are representative of and from the groups that have an interest in them. The article focuses in particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Boards of Education, Models
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Connolly, Michael; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
Debates about governance, across the public sector, including education, continue to generate a substantial literature. The intention of this article is to engage with these debates by reviewing the articles in this special edition. In this review article, we first consider the wider context of the articles by revisiting some of the central…
Descriptors: Governance, Public Sector, Public Education, State Government
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James, Chris; Brammer, Steve; Connolly, Michael; Fertig, Mike; James, Jane; Jones, Jeff – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
This article reports research into the nature and functioning of school governing bodies in different socio-economic and performance contexts. The research analysed 5000 responses from a national questionnaire-based survey and undertook 30 case studies of school governing. The research confirmed that school governing in England is a complex and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Governance, Difficulty Level
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James, Chris; Connolly, Michael; Dunning, Gerald; Elliott, Tony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
The purpose of this article is to make the case for a broader perspective on school leadership and school-environment interrelationships and to develop the concept of systemic leadership for schools and the related notion of systemic authorization. The article explores the background to the concept and relevant aspects of the conceptualization,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement