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Moorosi, Pontso – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the light of recent media reports of racism in South African schools, this paper examines the role of school principalship standards in addressing race in South African educational leadership. The paper draws on tenets of critical race theory to examine how issues of race are addressed in the Policy for School Principalship Standard in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Race, Principals
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
This article analyses interview data from 54 women school principals in South Africa to explore how women position their identities in relation to their gender, ethnicity and other characteristics. While grounded in their own context, the women's strategies resonate with those of women in many parts of the world. Five strategies are discerned:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Females, Professional Identity
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Dixon, Pauline; Tooley, James – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article provides an update on our earlier paper on the introduction by the Kenyan government in 2003 of free primary education (FPE), and its impact on low-fee private schools. First, published papers that have used our contribution as a springboard for discussion are critically reviewed. The argument and supporting evidence that the poor are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Economically Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article explores the ways in which leadership and management development (LMD) in England has been researched and analysed over the past 40 years. The article is in two parts. The first analyses the ways in which patterns of provision have evolved in response to changing conceptions of how the school system should be organized and how,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Management Development, Instructional Leadership
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MacBeath, John – Educational Management, Administration, & Leadership, 2008
In their commitment to raising standards successive Conservative and Labour governments have moved progressively to tighter prescription of school policy and more far reaching proscription of practices deemed unacceptable. This article examines how 12 headteachers construct the policy environment and how they respond to it in the schools they…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Interviews
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Stefkovich, Jacqueline; Begley, Paul T. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
This article explores the alternate ways ethical school leadership in the best interests of students is conceptualized in the educational leadership literature from several foundational perspectives including philosophy, psychology, critical theory and case law. Perspectives which are grounded solely in theory are differentiated from those…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Interests, Ethics, Values