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Cranston, Neil – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The last decade or so has seen an emerging literature supporting the position that school leaders and school leadership are important. This article argues, however, that recent developments in the area of school leadership have led to an orthodoxy that needs to be challenged and tested. It is an orthodoxy that has been driven essentially by those…
Descriptors: Accountability, Professional Identity, Professional Autonomy, Educational Administration
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Anderson, Michelle – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article argues that while notions of collective leadership, such as distributed or shared, are nominally more inclusive, barriers to inclusive ways of thinking about and relating to one another will be multi-faceted (past and present) and formidable to change. This argument emanates from a critical review of research literature and an…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making
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Christie, Pam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
This article argues that the work of school principals in South Africa is shaped by two major sets of constructs or "landscapes": the literature on leadership and management which provides particular constructions of the field and its changes; and the terrain of new policy frameworks adopted after apartheid to transform the education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Principals, Educational Change
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Bolden, Richard; Petrov, Georgy; Gosling, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
In this article we present findings from research in 12 UK universities that sought to capture a range of perspectives on "distributed leadership" and reveal common and competing experiences within and between institutions. From analysis of findings we identified two principle approaches to the distribution of leadership:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leadership Styles, Power Structure
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Moloi, K. C.; Gravett, S. J.; Petersen, N. F. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
As globalization of the world economy continues unabated, a parallel growth of globalization of knowledge is also taking place. This latter trend is little affected by the boundaries between developed and less developed countries and is having a particular impact on trends in education. This article looks at the impact of globalization within the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Educational Policy
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Luckcock, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
This article is written from the perspective of a practising headteacher in the context of the "Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers" (LSPH), now renamed "Head for the Future," and builds on an earlier treatment of the ideological background of LPSH and its construction of self in relation to approaches to educational leadership through…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Styles, Ethics, Instructional Leadership
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Elstad, Eyvind – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
The aim of this article is to contribute to an improved comprehension of the relations between administrators and teachers. The main argument is that mutual dependency is an operational feature of a school organization. I analyse a school case that shows essential features of the interconnections between the parties. An extensive commitment to ICT…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Administration, School Organization, Educational Change
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Thody, Angela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
This article is to encourage debate about the challenges for academics wanting to see our theories translated into practice in schools. Conventional academic articles do not provide information ready for immediate download into daily school practice. Should academics therefore publish in alternative formats and styles as exemplified in the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Theories, Research Methodology
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Goldspink, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
This article critically examines two sets of ideas that have influenced educational reform in the recent past: managerialism and market approaches. It is argued that while each can be demonstrated to have led to useful change, neither provides a basis for future improvement in education. A recent example of change within the State School sector of…
Descriptors: State Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies
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Gunter, Helen M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
Diversity is a normal feature of humanity but it is constructed as positive or negative dependent on political, economic and social structures. How organizations, not least those in the public sector, handle this is the main aim of this article. The emphasis is on surveying how these matters are being approached and how we might as a field develop…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership, Cultural Differences, Learning
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Davies, Barbara J.; Davies, Brent – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
Strategic leadership is a critical component in the effective development of schools. Currently the educational debate is shifting to focus on how short-term improvements can become strategically sustainable. This article will put forward the view that renewed attention needs to be paid to the strategic dimension of leadership to ensure this…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Administration, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Shah, Saeeda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
In the context of emigration, immigration, international mobility and globalization, the management contexts of education sites are undergoing deep and sensitive changes making challenging demands on educational leaders. Multiethnic/multicultural schools are emerging as a long-term phenomenon in countries such as Britain against the backdrop of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Secondary Schools, Leadership Effectiveness
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Levacic, Rosalind – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
There has been an increasing emphasis in educational policies, practices and professional development on the capacity of educational leadership to exert a causal impact on student cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. If the strict criteria of counterfactual causality are adhered to no causal inference could be made about the effects of…
Descriptors: Statistical Studies, Research Methodology, Inferences, Instructional Leadership
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Bottery, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
This article, through an investigation of the development of the concept of the "consumer", argues that recent thinking on consumerism is likely to radically change the metaphors and processes of much business management, and that these changes are likely to feed through into further calls for a restructuring of concepts and practices in the…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Public Sector, Consumer Education, Global Approach
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Harris, Alma – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article considers the relationship between distributed leadership and school improvement. Drawing upon empirical evidence from two contemporary studies of successful school leadership and recent studies of school improvement, it explores the extent to which distributed forms of leadership can contribute to school improvement. The article…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Leadership Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership