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Thorpe, Anthony; Garside, Diane – Management in Education, 2017
The professional development of middle leaders in higher education is little considered in existing research, though there are general concerns being raised about the suitability of the professional development opportunities currently available. This article develops and explores the use of meta-reflection as a method for professional development,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management Development, Middle Management, Reflection
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Johansson, Carol; Yerrabati, Sridevi – Management in Education, 2017
At the core of doctoral education is the importance of the quality of the supervisor and student relationship. Research has shown that this relationship is directly linked to completion rates, and impacts the quality of the doctorate and its ultimate success or failure (Gill and Burnard, 2008). One influence on the supervisory relationship is the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Supervisory Methods, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Powell, Kimberly K.; Rey, Melanie Powell – Management in Education, 2015
Declining state revenue, increased expenditures and rising costs at public universities are critical issues that are further heightened by the current economic environment. In an effort to address the challenges associated with reduced revenue and rising costs, this theoretical paper will explore how public institutions can leverage the resource…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Administration, Capacity Building, Educational Finance
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Brooks, Michael; Kakabadse, Nada K. – Management in Education, 2014
This article reflects on the introduction of "matrix management" arrangements for an Educational Psychology Service (EPS) within a Children's Service Directorate of a Local Authority (LA). It seeks to demonstrate critical self-awareness, consider relevant literature with a view to bringing insights to processes and outcomes, and offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Educational Psychology, Administrative Organization
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Robbins, Steven – Management in Education, 2013
This article presents the evidence of stress-related training for the school leader in the UK. It is intended to stimulate thought and interest in the subject of stress preparation for extant and aspiring school leaders through a review of the current literature and the presentation of data from all UK training institutions and universities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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Garcia-Garduno, Jose Maria; Slater, Charles L.; Lopez-Gorosave, Gema – Management in Education, 2011
The paper explores the different circumstances of newly appointed principals around the world. It is a literature review that examines articles from both English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries. Being a novice principal is stressful and even traumatic. Principals appear to feel unprepared for their role. The problem most common to all…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Literature Reviews, Conflict of Interest, Educational Administration
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Robbins, Steven; Trabichet, Luc – Management in Education, 2009
The belief that educational leaders need to be ethical decision-makers is recent. Thomas and Bainbridge suggest that an educational leader needs to develop technical competency in ethical leadership. Yet few leaders in schools have been trained in conflict resolution of an ethical nature and little importance has been given to this within existing…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Values Education
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Stack, Michelle; Mazawi, Andre Elias – Management in Education, 2009
In 2005, the School Leadership Society, later renamed the British Columbia Educational Leadership Council (BCELC), was launched with the assistance of the British Columbia Ministry of Education to transform the goals and objectives of educational leadership and management in the Province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. In this paper the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrative Principles
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Moloi, Kholeka; Bush, Tony – Management in Education, 2006
In this paper the authors examine three main issues, which are directly linked to school management developments in South Africa since 1994: (1) school leadership and management; (2) professionalization of principalship through the South African Standard for Principalship (SASP); and (3) leading and managing the learning school. In exploring these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Professional Development