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Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of what the author believes to be his major contributions to the field of Educational Administration. Design/methodology/approach: The approach taken is a personal review and reflection based on research. For purposes of structuring the article three themes have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Organizational Development, Scholarship
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Cranston, Neil; Kimber, Megan; Mulford, Bill; Reid, Alan; Keating, Jack – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: The paper aims to argue that there has been a privileging of the private (social mobility) and economic (social efficiency) purposes of schooling at the expense of the public (democratic equality) purposes of schooling. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs a literature review, policy and document analysis. Findings: Since the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Politics of Education
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Cranston, Neil; Mulford, Bill; Keating, Jack; Reid, Alan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a national survey of government primary school principals in Australia, investigating the purposes of education, in terms of the importance and level of enactment of those purposes in schools. Design/methodology/approach: In 2009, an electronic survey was distributed to government…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Objectives
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Mulford, Bill; Edmunds, Bill; Ewington, John; Kendall, Lawrie; Kendall, Diana; Silins, Halia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: Who are late-career school principals? Do they continue to make a positive contribution to their schools? Do they feel tired and trapped or do they maintain their commitment to education and young people? The purpose of this paper is to explore these issues, employing the results of a survey on successful school principalship with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Career Development, Midlife Transitions
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Ewington, John; Mulford, Bill; Kendall, Diana; Edmunds, Bill; Kendall, Lawrie; Silins, Halia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The special characteristics of small schools appear to set them apart from larger schools. In fact, small schools may be a discrete group in that their complexity may not be in direct ratio to their size. The special characteristics of small schools may include the absence of senior staff, administrative assistance on a part time basis…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Rural Schools, Role Conflict, Administrator Characteristics
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Mulford, Bill; Kendall, Diana; Ewington, John; Edmunds, Bill; Kendall, Lawrie; Silins, Halia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose--The purpose of this article is to review literature in certain areas and report on related results from a study of successful school principalship in the Australian state of Tasmania. Design/methodology/approach--Surveys on successful school principalship were distributed to a population of 195 government schools (excluding colleges and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Poverty, Instructional Leadership
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Riley, Dan; Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). The primary purpose of the NCSL is to improve student attainment levels through enhancement of leadership capacity within England's government schools. The critique aims to include the issues of strategic…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Teaching (Occupation), Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Mulford, Bill; Kendall, Lawrie; Kendall, Diana – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This article explores the relationship between teachers perceptions of administrative practice in high schools and students perceptions of the school, teachers and their own performance. It was found that where decision making is perceived by teachers as collegial, collaborative, co-operative and consultative and providing adequate opportunities…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, School Attitudes
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Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper examines and compares the recent emphases in school education and school leadership training in Australia and the state of Tasmania as they relate to the democratic purposes of schools. It finds a strong emphasis on the democratic purposes of schools and congruence between these purposes and the means of achieving them, in respect of…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Those teaching educational administration need to consider the characteristics, development, and attitudes of their students; the educational context, including questions of student assessment, teaching students from different institutions, and group teaching; and factors affecting course content, including appropriate teaching styles and concerns…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Course Content, Courses, Educational Administration