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Hill, Ron; Garner, Steve; Ireland, Aileen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2023
This article considers the contribution of the governance professional to the governing of further education colleges in the United Kingdom and arises from a wider study of the ways in which college boards develop and implement college strategy. This is the first observational study to focus on what the governance professional does within the…
Descriptors: Governance, Governing Boards, Strategic Planning, Decision Making
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Forrest, Colin; Hill, Ron; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2023
The members of the governing boards of schools, colleges which provide vocational education and training, and universities in the UK have traditionally been volunteers. In some contexts, however, for example, colleges in Northern Ireland, governors are now paid. Whether volunteer governors in other or all settings should be remunerated is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compensation (Remuneration), Volunteers, Governing Boards
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Arthur, Linet; Souza, Ana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2023
This article explores the nature of leadership in Brazilian complementary schools in the UK. Such schools are typically parent-driven, voluntary and financially vulnerable. Using data from a questionnaire survey (n=14; more than three-quarters of Brazilian complementary schools) and three in-depth case studies, leadership is examined in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership Qualities
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Denney, Fiona – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2023
In today's universities, women are still underrepresented in senior leadership positions. The research-focused systems and structures that support the progression of men often work against women who are drawn to alternative career paths within the academy for a variety of reasons. UK universities have seen an increase in teaching-focused career…
Descriptors: Females, Research Universities, Career Development, College Administration
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James, David; Garner, Steve; Husband, Gary – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2023
College governing boards are widely held to be the keystone of institutional strategy and the prime locus of support, challenge and accountability in respect of the actions of the senior Executive. Whilst there are many normative prescriptions about the conditions and arrangements required for effective college governance, relatively little is…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
For much of the past half-century, scholars from various parts of the world have studied the early stages of school principals' careers. This article presents the results of a review of research on novice principals (NPs) regarding its current status, intellectual structure and conceptual structure. The review conducted bibliometric and content…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Educational Research, Scholarship, Journal Articles
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Beauchamp, Gary; Hulme, Moira; Clarke, Linda; Hamilton, Lorna; Harvey, Janet A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted school leaders across the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom (UK) with a period of exceptional crisis. This responsive, small-scale, but UK-wide study focuses on headteacher perspectives on leadership and management in the initial stages of this pandemic, contributing to our understanding of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Administration
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Johnson, Lauri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article analyzes the career trajectories of eight Black and South Asian headteachers who were part of a larger study of three generations of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) headteachers (28) interviewed in 2015 (Johnson, 2017). Using a longitudinal life history approach and portraiture, it seeks to answer the question, "How do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Principals, Leadership
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Morris, Jonathan Padraig – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper examines the organisational culture of a comprehensive school that converted to an academy in 2010 by utilising the cultural web model as a tool for analysing an academy's culture. The case study employs a concurrent mixed-method approach of questionnaires for staff with no responsibility (SNR), focus groups for staff with management…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, School Administration, Charter Schools, Educational Change
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Dennis, Carol Azumah; Springbett, Octavia; Walker, Lizzie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this paper, we work with the philosophy of Hannah Arendt to explore ethics and leadership in further education (FE), focusing on how leaders define the ethical compromises implied by austerity. Using questionnaires, interviews and observations we developed 10 case studies. It is not our intention to elaborate upon ethical leadership as a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Leadership, Continuing Education
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Emira, Mahmoud; Brewster, Stephanie; Duncan, Neil; Clifford, Angela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Mixed Methods Research, Leadership Qualities
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Johnson, Lauri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article reports on the preliminary findings from a national UK study of the life histories of 28 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) educators who led schools across a 47-year period (1968-2015). BAME head teachers were grouped by generations (i.e. pioneer, experienced, and novice) and questioned about the critical life experiences that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Asians, Minority Groups
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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
In the UK the title "professor" is generally applied only to the most senior academics--equivalent to North American full professors--and whom anecdotal evidence indicates to be often unprepared for the increasingly expansive academic leadership roles that they are expected to fulfil. The study reported in this paper was directed at…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Deborah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article presents research undertaken with female headteachers in UK primary schools and explores several influential discourses in relation to female headteachers' identities. It considers themes inherent in women's narratives as they reflect upon their professional lives and discusses various identities inhabited by female leaders which…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Showunmi, Victoria; Atewologun, Doyin; Bebbington, Diane – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
A qualitative study was conducted to examine how gender and ethnicity influenced leadership experiences of a mixed ethnic sample of British women. An intersectional framework was used which took the viewpoint that socio-demographic identities should be considered simultaneously in order to challenge universalist, gender and ethnic neutral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Women Administrators, Focus Groups
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