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Boyask, Ruth – Management in Education, 2015
This article draws upon findings from the New Relations between Local Authorities (LAs) and Schools project to identify ideological and value-based differences between the models of service to schools adopted within four case study LAs. While each of the LAs has developed a privatized model of service, there are subtle differences between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ancillary School Services, School Districts, Privatization
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Coates, Max – Management in Education, 2015
The article is a summary of a small-scale research project which considers the formation of Co-operative Trust Schools. This was carried out in 2013 at a time when the number of schools becoming Academies and Trust Schools through the Co-operative College was burgeoning. Through questionnaire, interview, documentary analysis and exploration of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Interviews, Content Analysis, Web Sites
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Hussain, Sadiq; Albarwani, Thuwayba – Management in Education, 2015
This study explores leadership in higher education institutions in Oman where education for sustainability issues are a high priority. The Vice-chancellor of the premier university Sultan Qaboos University, Qaboos Sultanate of Oman, and his four senior management team members answer the following question: What are the concrete steps which have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Goodall, Janet – Management in Education, 2015
This article considers the recent change to Ofsted's inspection criteria, which now includes a judgement on schools' engagement with parents as part of the overall Leadership and Management judgement. The article argues that this is the correct place for this judgement, linking effective parental engagement with the development of a broad and…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Evaluation Criteria, Benchmarking, Parent Participation
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Abbott, Ian; Middlewood, David; Robinson, Sue – Management in Education, 2015
This article draws on data collected from a series of semi-structured interviews with headteachers and other stakeholders on the use of the Pupil Premium in Ofsted-rated outstanding schools. It has a focus on the significance of fundamental principles in determining how effective use is made of additional resources. In particular, the importance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews, Principals, Administrative Principles
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Rayner, Stephen; Lord, Janet; Parr, Elizabeth; Sharkey, Rachel – Management in Education, 2015
This article reports on research into the experience of professional doctoral students and is written by the students themselves. We, the authors, are currently studying for the Doctorate in Education at the University of Manchester, UK. We place our work in the context of recent empirical research into the development of doctoral student…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Professional Identity, Student Experience, Theory Practice Relationship
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De Nobile, John; London, Teola; El Baba, Mariam – Management in Education, 2015
Over the past decade and a half, whole school behaviour management systems have been implemented in many Australian schools in efforts to reduce undesirable behaviours and improve outcomes for students with behaviour problems. There is evidence in the literature suggesting that whole school approaches are more effective at managing student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Pepper, Coral; Giles, Wendy – Management in Education, 2015
In this article we discuss the experiences of academics who occupy middle-level leadership roles in higher education. We use the term middle management to describe personnel occupying positions below the level of dean and often referred to as associate deans or heads of school. Practitioners rarely turn their attention to their own organizations,…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Higher Education, College Administration, Deans
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Tarpey, Christine; Poultney, Val – Management in Education, 2015
This article emerges from work undertaken with leaders from a local authority who took part in a programme entitled "Advanced Leadership in Integrated Children's Services Environment" or ALICSE programme. The aim of this course was to engage leaders and managers in thinking differently about their roles and to consider how they could…
Descriptors: Leadership, Capacity Building, Educational Improvement, Elementary Schools
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Etherington, Margaret – Management in Education, 2015
This case study explores the way that school art in England remains a marginalised subject at secondary level, despite the expansion of art-based career opportunities. A recent government document evaluating art, craft and design education highlights the potential role of head teachers in raising an art department's profile. The current study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Secondary Education, Case Studies
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James, Chris; Oplatka, Izhar – Management in Education, 2015
In many countries, expectations of schools are very high and rising, with increasingly serious consequences for schools if those expectations are not met. It is as if only "perfect schools" will suffice--only then will all those with an interest in schools be satisfied. In this article, we argue that schools cannot be perfect and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Weston, Gill; Tyler, Mary – Management in Education, 2015
This article reviews the process and achievements of leadership of an improvement and development programme for children's centres in the context of public value and Ofsted inspection. It analyses how the capacity has been developed of children's centre managers to work more strategically and collectively. Distributed leadership theory is applied…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Improvement Programs, Leadership, Child Development Centers
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Kok, Herman; Mobach, Mark; Omta, Onno – Management in Education, 2015
The article aims to find predictors of study success from a teacher's perspective that relate to the built environment. The research is based on a national online survey among 1752 teachers at 18 Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences. Multivariate data analyses were used to test the hypothesis that the quality of spatial and functional aspects at…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Success, Academic Achievement
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Alqahtani, Abdulmuhsen Ayedh – Management in Education, 2015
Research has shown that the overall climate in a school can encourage or deter learning. One significant factor promoting a positive climate is the use of motivational language by school leaders. This article presents empirical evidence of teachers' perceptions of motivational language used by school principals and the effects of this language on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Tran, Henry – Management in Education, 2015
Education human resources (HR) professionals have often been neglected in education research. This study seeks to better understand their role in the American school industry, by first examining how districts conceptualize the position of HR professionals and then exploring how the professionals themselves understand their role in school business.…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Role, School Personnel, Elementary Schools
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