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Brennan, Jarlath; Mac Ruairc, Gerry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The centrality of emotions in the personal and professional practice of school leaders is by now well established in scholarship. Much of the investigation that has been carried out over the years provides a strong basis and rationale for the data presented in this paper. This study sought to explore the extent to which the socio-economic context…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Principals, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Hood, Stafford; Burns, Denise; Kurum, Gül – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper suggests that distributed leadership is a vital first step in making schools flexible enough to respond to new pressures. However, it is then argued that distributed leadership per se does not necessarily imply a commitment to a particular stance on issues of social justice, such as equality, but rather that this can only flow from…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
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Montes López, Estrella; O'Connor, Pat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Universities present themselves as meritocratic organizations; however, there is evidence that such claims are 'rationalised myths'. This article is concerned with the perceived effect of micropolitics on academic careers in two case study universities: a collegial Spanish and a managerial Irish one. The data are drawn from 86 semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Equal Education
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O'Connor, Pat; Goransson, Anita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
We focus on gender stereotypes in West European university management by comparing two countries: Sweden and Ireland. In secular Sweden there are strong policies that are implemented at all political levels supported by the public discourse; while in Ireland such measures are few and the equality infrastructures and discourse have been weakened by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Sex Stereotypes, Comparative Analysis
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McNamara, Gerry; Norman, James – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
The recent rise in the number of faith-based schools in Britain creates some interesting issues. On the one hand it is clear that the government, and certainly former Prime Minister Tony Blair, perceives such schools as contributing not only to choice and diversity but also to the raising of educational standards. This appears to be because of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Ethics, Catholics
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Grummell, Bernie; Devine, Dympna; Lynch, Kathleen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
While there is extensive research on educational leadership and management, the selection of leaders has received comparatively little attention. This article examines how educational leadership is constructed through the selection process in the context of a qualitative study of Irish education. It highlights the tensions that can exist for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Personnel Selection, Qualitative Research
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McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
Evaluating schools has become a contentious issue in many countries. There seems to be a broad and growing consensus that some form of evaluation can on the one hand play a significant role in school improvement efforts, and on the other is also required to provide a reasonable level of public accountability appropriate in democratic societies.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research