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Woods, Philip; Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The structure of the English school system has been the subject of almost continuous change since the late-1980s. The most recent was commenced by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government, which was elected in May 2010. This policy set in train, very quickly, processes through which all schools have been encouraged, and in some cases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, School Districts, Educational Finance
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Bush, Tony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The Education Reform Act 1988 increased the scope of headteachers' work and led to an emphasis on "management", often interpreted as the implementation of government policies, checked through the Ofsted inspection regime. Following the election of a Labour government in 1997, the discourse changed to "leadership". Leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Change, Educational Change, Principals
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Ribbins, Peter; Sherratt, Brian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article seeks to clarify the place of policy studies in education in the meta-field that it terms LAMPS. It is argued that this canon of work has undervalued the merits of a humanistic approach and in doing so has tended to minimize the part played by people. To illustrate what might be possible, it reports on aspects of a longitudinal study,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Government Employees, Praxis, Educational Administration
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Levin, Ben; Fullan, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
Our focus in this article is on the lessons learned about effective change from international experience with large-scale reform over the last 20 years. The central lesson now evident is that sustained improvement in student outcomes requires a sustained effort to change teaching and learning practices in thousands and thousands of classrooms, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, School Choice, Competition
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Caldwell, Brian J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
Contrary to the claims of its critics, the introduction of self-managing schools under the ERA and its counterpart in other countries did not lead to the privatization of public education. Self-managing schools have been one manifestation of a general trend to decentralization in public education in many countries since the late 1960s. The…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Legislation
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Webb, Rosemary – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Case study data from six primary schools are drawn upon to examine the reality of primary headteacher leadership. Three alternative theoretical models of leadership are used to analyse the ways in which it has changed since the Education Reform Act (1988) and the implications of these changes for leading teaching and learning. Prior to 1988…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Glatter, Ron; Castle, Frances; Cooper, Deborah; Evans, Jennifer; Woods, Philip A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
In this article, we ask "how can we judge whether a policy initiative produces innovation?". We focus first on the concept of innovation, touching on some aspects of its recent development, noting a resurgence of interest in it over the past few years in the schools policy field in England and proposing a tentative definition. We, then,…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Evaluation