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ERIC Number: EJ953610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Leadership Identity in Ethnically Diverse Schools in South Africa and England
Lumby, Jacky; Heystek, Jan
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v40 n1 p4-20 Jan 2012
This article adopts an international perspective to examine the perceptions and practice of leaders in a South African and an English primary school and the leadership implications. Both schools have experienced a relatively swift and large scale diversification of learners away from the previous white majority. In each case the educators have not diversified to the same extent. Interview data is explored to consider how diversity is conceived, and the implications for practice. Similarities and differences are identified, in order to increase understanding of context, its relation to practice and the implications for development in diverse organizations and societies. The article concludes that in both countries there are assertions that skin colour does not matter. Such blindness is a barrier to building greater inclusion. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom (England)