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Morris, Rebecca; Dobson, Graeme – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Introduced in England in 2011, the pupil premium policy was an ambitious reform aimed at tackling the persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers. The policy provides school leaders with the professional autonomy to determine how pupil premium funding should be used. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Decision Making
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Feys, Ellen; Devos, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Incentivized collaboration, schools that receive incentives such as public funding or additional resources if they join a network, has become quite popular in Europe and North America (e.g. England, Flanders, United States). We used a comparative case study design to explore why schools would enter such an incentivized network and what role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Incentives, Networks
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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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Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
This article focuses on the relationship between principals and school governing bodies in South Africa. Although there are several different groups represented on the governing body, this article relates mainly to the role and function of the parental representatives. The parents have a majority on the governing bodies and therefore have an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Board Administrator Relationship, Governing Boards