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Harris, Edward L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Mary Douglas's typology, using grid and group dimensions, provides a means to classify and compare social environments in terms of their differing cultural constraints on individual autonomy. This article uses the Douglas typology to examine the grid and group characteristics of four diverse schools to determine the framework's applicability to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Context Effect, Cultural Differences
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Barasa, J. Malilo; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Based on a Kenyan headmaster's personal observations, this article compares the roles of U.S. principals and Kenyan headmasters. U.S. principals should encourage greater public focus on a high school diploma's economic value, work to build a stronger sense of community within the school, facilitate development of consensus about common values, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences