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McAteer, Mary; Wood, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The need to work in partnership with communities in a meaningful and impactful way has become a core part of university planning in many countries around the world. In the Global South, the potential for the Eurocentric knowledges and power structures to dominate such partnerships is pervasive. This article reports on findings of a participatory…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Universities, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Çavusoglu, Çise – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Complementary schools in the United Kingdom (UK) are community organised schools with the general aim of teaching younger generations their "native" languages and cultures. However, the aims and practices of these schools are predominantly dependent on changes in the social and political contexts both in the host country (in this case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Cultural Education, Native Language Instruction
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Mathibe, Isaac – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Many schooling systems do not fulfil their mandates because of poor management and leadership. Similarly, the rigidity that one finds in schools does not only stunt schools' capacity to develop, but also leads to schools that are dysfunctional and unproductive. As a result, in countries where there is universal transformation, efficacious…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Principals, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness
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Ribbins, Peter – South African Journal of Education, 2007
As with education as a whole, as a field of study and research, educational leadership and management has, notably in the UK but also elsewhere, experienced a period of critical and self-critical examination. The accusations claim much of it is second rate, ideologically orientated, methodologically inadequate, small-scale, non-cumulative, poorly…
Descriptors: Leadership, Governance, Criticism, Educational Administration