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James, Chris; Brammer, Steve; Connolly, Michael; Spicer, David Eddy; James, Jane; Jones, Jeff – Management in Education, 2013
The governing bodies of publicly funded schools in England are currently facing a number of substantive challenges of various kinds. Many of the challenges are long-standing, while others relate to the current context for governing wrought by recent education policy developments initiated by central government. A number of the challenges are…
Descriptors: Governance, Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Nicolaidou, Maria – Management in Education, 2010
A recently announced government initiative for educational reform in Cyprus has set school autonomy high on the agenda. This article aims to throw more light into this effort, while localizing the intention for decentralization within the context and peculiarities of the Cyprus educational system. In particular, this article outlines the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leaders
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Strain, Michael – Management in Education, 2009
Twenty years after the introduction of the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA), BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society) held a discussion forum for academics, teachers and all those interested in education policy and practice. Was the ERA a success or a failure? The one-day forum of presentations and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Curtis, Andrew – Management in Education, 2009
This article considers the implications of Academies for the diversity of schooling in England. It seeks to establish the extent to which Academies are distinctive compared to other types of state secondary schools and whether this has been affected by a number of recent reforms. Different types of Academies are also be examined. Previous work in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Secondary Schools
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Rutherford, Desmond; Jackson, Lindsay – Management in Education, 2008
This article reports the findings from an ongoing evaluation of a new model for collaboration among secondary schools: the Birmingham Collegiate Academies. The claims the authors make in this article are based on two years' field work and draw on individual interviews and more informal discussions, attendance at meetings of headteachers and other…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Collegiality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Management in Education, 2007
The Education Reform Act of 1988 introduced both a National Curriculum and a regime of inspection designed to ensure that schools were adequately meeting the demands of this curriculum. At the same time schools were being given greater autonomy through the increased powers of the governing body and open enrolment. Rather than add to the freedoms…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Accountability, Moral Values