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Camilleri, Mark Anthony – Management in Education, 2021
This article presents a critical review of the relevant literature on managerialism and performance management in higher education. Afterwards, it features an inductive research that involved semi-structured interview sessions with academic members of staff. The interpretative study relied on the balanced scorecard's (BSC) approach as it appraised…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Administration
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Acton, Karen S. – Management in Education, 2021
In the current climate of accountability and calls for school improvement, principals are dealing with unceasing demands to implement new educational reforms. Yet do school leaders feel equipped to implement these mandates? This study investigated the perceptions of experienced elementary principals on whether they felt prepared to be effective…
Descriptors: School Administration, Elementary Schools, Principals, Leadership Role
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Stern, Julian – Management in Education, 2021
Leadership is much talked about, written about, researched and celebrated. But followership seems to be leadership's forgotten companion, ignored, an embarrassment. It is true that dissent is an important element of followership and leadership. But the ethics of followership can only be understood if the 'direction of support' is recognised…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Ethics, Leadership Role, Politics
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Morrissey, Barry – Management in Education, 2021
Leadership for inclusion is a contested concept with competing definitions suggested by many researchers and educationalists. While broad and narrow interpretations of 'inclusion' exist, this article focuses solely on the inclusion of learners with special educational needs (SEN) in Irish mainstream schools. A critical literature review of various…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Instructional Leadership, Special Needs Students, Leadership Styles
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MacKinnon, Kenneth – Management in Education, 2021
This article explores the experiences of both male and female principals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as they navigate principalship through a gendered lens. Interviews with these principals reveal the presence and impact of hegemonic masculinities on the ability of both male and female principals to lead their schools. These conversations…
Descriptors: Principals, Women Administrators, Gender Differences, Females
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Baxter, Jacqueline – Management in Education, 2021
Dr. Tracey Burns is a Senior Analyst in the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She heads a portfolio of projects including Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning, 21st Century Children and Trends Shaping Education. Until recently she was also responsible for the OECD work on Governing Complex Education systems. Previous to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Coping, Crisis Management
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Craig, Ian – Management in Education, 2021
'Leadership' has now become one of the most over-used terms in school organisation, so much so that it is now difficult to find mentions of 'management' and 'administration' in school organisation literature. Papers published in "Educational Management, Administration and Leadership" and "Management in Education" over the last…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership, School Organization, Definitions
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Chudasama, Meera – Management in Education, 2021
There has been little exploration of how Research Leads build bridges and manage networks to encourage teachers to be researchers. As a middle leader on a teaching timetable, in this article, I focus on some of the current issues and dilemmas I have personally faced when trying to thrive in this role. I address these issues and draw on my own…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Teaching Experience, Middle Management
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Morales, Stephen – Management in Education, 2021
In this opinion piece, the author reflects on some similarities with the National Health Service (NHS) in England, which has a long history of leadership tensions as hospital trusts have tried to wrestle administrative and operational decision-making away from clinicians and consultants.
Descriptors: Barriers, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Hospitals
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Marchant, Josephine – Management in Education, 2021
Drawing on data from 116 survey responses by School Business Managers, and 7 semi-structured interviews with education professionals carried out between October 2017 and February 2018, this article reports on findings from a research project focussing on the opportunities and constraints for career progression into leadership roles for School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Role, Administrator Responsibility
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Starr, Karen – Management in Education, 2021
Fundamental widespread changes affecting education's purposes, policies and practices have had transformational repercussions for school business across the developed world. Subsequently, school business demands and accountabilities continue to escalate in scope and complexity and governments, education authorities and school communities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Officials, Educational Administration, Leadership
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Armstrong, Paul – Management in Education, 2021
Drawing on empirical data from case study research exploring the working lives and practices of school business leaders in the English school system, this article explores the notion of professional development among this relatively under acknowledged cohort of the school workforce. I adopt the position that professional development must be…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Professional Development
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Creaby, Fiona – Management in Education, 2021
This article explores the increasing professionalisation of school business practitioners in the state school system in England. Often referred to a 'school business managers' or 'school business leaders', this cohort of the school workforce have been increasingly tasked with leading crucial site-based management functions in schools, such as…
Descriptors: School Administration, Leadership, Educational Policy, Business Administration
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Management in Education, 2020
Systems thinking can be explained as the ability to see the whole beyond its parts and to see the parts in the context of the whole. As a holistic management approach, systems thinking enables managers to cope with increasing complexity and change. Given the inherent complexity of school organizations within dynamic educational environments,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Thinking Skills, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Alazmi, Meznah Saad; Al-Kubaisi, Huda Salem – Management in Education, 2020
The study aims to identify the perceptions of the principals of public schools in Kuwait regarding the importance of diversifying the sources of school financing, the actual measures taken to increase the sources of school financing and the obstacles in the way of increasing the sources of school financing. The study uses the futures studies'…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance, Delphi Technique
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