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Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Assessment of the legacy of apartheid at the end of the apartheid era in South Africa highlighted major inequalities between white and black, urban and rural areas, and several departments of education. Eighteen years into democracy, the country needs to distinguish between the initiatives taken by the government to address the apartheid legacy,…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Finance, Governance, Racial Segregation
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Dinham, Stephen; Collarbone, Patricia; Evans, Margery; Mackay, Anthony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
Principals play key roles in creating the conditions in which teachers can teach effectively and students can learn. Principals are increasingly being held accountable both for teacher quality and for student learning and development so that young people can become 'successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role
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Reid, Ken – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
Prior to 1997, managing school attendance was the sole responsibility of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). Since devolution, responsibility for school attendance has resided with each of the four UK-wide administrations. These are the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) in England; the Scottish Executive Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, School Administration, Educational Policy
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Plowright, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is responsible for carrying out external inspections of all schools in England, in the UK. Compared with early inspections, there is now an increased focus on the contribution that school self-evaluation can make to the inspection process. However, it is clear from studies undertaken in recent years…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Harvey, Janet A.; Beauchamp, Gary – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
In English schools, many responsibilities have been delegated downwards to "middle level leaders". National standards for subject leadership assume that middle leadership skills are generic and the literature largely agrees with this view. This article presents data from the first pilot enquiry within ARTSLAMP (Arts Leadership and…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Music Education, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries