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ERIC Number: EJ1124356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Knowledge, Experts and Accountability in School Governing Bodies
Young, Helen
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v45 n1 p40-56 Jan 2017
School governing bodies in England have considerable powers and responsibilities with regard to the education of pupils. This article explores how power relations operate, within governing bodies, through struggles over which types of knowledge are claimed and valued. The article draws on the analysis of policy and on ethnographic research in the governing bodies of four maintained schools to explore the complex interactions between lay, educational and managerial knowledge. The article suggests that educational and managerial expertise are privileged over lay knowledge. Hence, the concept of "lay" knowledge, which is attached to external governors, is easily coopted by managerial knowledge as it does not have alternative expert knowledge attached to it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)