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Imenda, S. N.; Kongolo, M.; Grewal, A. S. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This was a descriptive survey involving four South African higher education (HE) institutions. Specifically, the study sought to critically investigate factors that could explain enrolment patterns in universities and technikons. The findings indicated that the choices of the institutions were mainly made by the respondents themselves, based on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends
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Marchington, Lorrie; Earnshaw, Jill; Torrington, Derek; Ritchie, Eve – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article uses research commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills to investigate the operation of teacher capability procedures in England. The article examines the role of local education authorities (LEAs) in supporting headteachers and governors in dealing with underperformance by giving support outside of capability procedures…
Descriptors: School Districts, Foreign Countries, Operations Research, Investigations
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James, Chris; Colebourne, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Recent policy developments are changing the work of local education authorities (LEAs) in Wales requiring them to play a broader role in the community and a significant role in raising educational achievement. LEAs are obligated to set out their improvement targets in institutional plans and are called to account by external inspection, which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Operations Research
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Young, Beth; Brooks, Mary – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
During a multi-district study on part-time teaching employment, part-time teachers, school administrators, and teachers' association officials spoke about a range of micropolitical activities related to part-time teaching arrangements as a component of flexible workforces and as an element of flexible workplaces. The study was conducted in one…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Part Time Employment, Part Time Faculty
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Court, Marian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
When co-principalships were initiated in Aotearoa/New Zealand during the 1990s, they encountered a range of issues around this country's new public management requirements for market, managerial and split governance/management accountabilities. This article draws on a case study of one initiative to discuss how elements of these requirements were…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Principals
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Southworth, Geoff – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article provides a response to the previous papers. It sets out a descriptive overview of the National College for School Leadership and then discusses issues of: scale; on-the-job learning; innovation as technological and networking; start-up organizations; leadership effects; international awareness; evaluating leadership and impact. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Reader Response, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership Training
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Bolam, Ray – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article reviews three historical phases of leadership development in England and Wales, together with parallel changes in in-service training and the broader professional infrastructure, in order to show how the idea of a national college developed and became viable. It argues that, as a policy innovation, the NCSL has built on earlier…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Intellectual History, Educational Development
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Walker, Allan; Dimmock, Clive – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article addresses the international positioning and role of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). The article argues that the college stands as an initiator, exporter, importer and disseminator of leadership research and practice and that the role it adopts in regard to these will determine its international influence. The first…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Role Perception, College Role
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Marsh, David D.; LeFever, Karen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Is it possible for principals/heads to be effective educational leaders? In this study, we compared the work of principals/heads in two policy contexts. In Policy Context 1, standards for student performance were common and well-established, and authority was devolved to the school level for reshaping the school to meet those standards. In…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Administration
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Svedberg, Lars – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Managing organizations in modern societies takes place through persuasion and the seductive use of language rather than, as in past societies, through physical violence and repression. In this respect new management discourses imply a linguistic process where actors within education gradually become defined within other frames of reference. This…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration
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Flecknoe, Mervyn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article examines the relationships that link student experience in schools, student outcomes, the nature of society and school leadership process. Each of these areas of study has its own literature and this article does no more than indicate where some of that may be read. The linking of these phenomena indicates a tight relationship, which…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Student Experience, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Yariv, Eliezer – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Despite the possibility of poor teacher performance causing damage to pupils and to a school's reputation, the subject has rarely been studied. This article examines, within the Israeli context, who the poor performing (referred as "challenging") teachers are. Based on interviews with 40 elementary school principals, over 7 percent of…
Descriptors: Principals, Low Achievement, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation
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Mulford, Bill – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article employs organizational life cycle, organizational learning stages and group development stages literature to examine my experiences at the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) during its establishment phase. Support was found, and other foci suggested, for this literature. As well, future issues to be faced by the NCSL were…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Case Studies
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