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Klein, Esther Dominique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Increased school autonomy and accountability have been a common denominator of national reforms in otherwise heterogeneous governance systems in Europe and the USA. The paper argues that because schools serving disadvantaged communities (SSDCs) often have lower average performance, they are more often sanctioned or under closer scrutiny,…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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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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Maringe, Felix – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to explore the quality of leadership decision making at various leadership levels in the further education (FE) sector. Using Hoffberg and Korver's model for integrated decision making, the paper aims to examine how staff in five UK FE colleges perceive the quality of their involvement in decision-making teams…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Leadership Qualities, Decision Making
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Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to argue that leadership, including distributed leadership, is a concept of folk psychology and is more productively viewed as an emergent self-organising property of complex systems. It aims to argue the case on the basis that claims to (distributed) leadership outrun the theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Investigations, Rhetoric, Psychology
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Weindling, Dick; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to identify the main challenges faced by headteachers after taking up their first headship in the UK. It also compares how these challenges have changed over time. Other purposes include the setting of the initial phase of headship within a whole career model and how heads become socialised into the role.…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Career Development, Models, Public Policy
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Day, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to report multiperspective research on ten successful, experienced headteachers working in a range of urban and suburban schools of different sizes (with different school populations and free school meals indices of between 20 and 62 per cent). Design/methodology/approach: A discussion combining narrative and analysis.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership, Students, Foreign Countries
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Rutherford, Desmond – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: To explore the reflections of primary headteachers on a series of major policy initiatives introduced by successive Conservative and Labour governments from 1988 to 2003. Design/methodology/method: The methodology is an interview-based survey of six headteachers. The interviews were structured around the headteachers' recollections of…
Descriptors: Government Role, Educational Change, Methods, Principals
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Briggs, Ann R. J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
The findings reported here are part of a larger study of the role of middle managers in the UK further education colleges. The study proposes and discusses a typology for the middle manager role, analyses factors which facilitate and impede managers in role, and models the interaction of the college environment with the role. This process gives…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Environment, Foreign Countries, Administrator Role
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Dempster, Neil – Journal of Educational Administration, 2000
Examines site-based management's effects on schools, using a Canadian framework and drawing on research from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. As branches carrying the "corporate line," schools still lack local decision-making flexibility. Principals' workload is more demanding, and student learning outcomes have not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Davies, John L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1982
Analysis of the policy formation processes of a United States school district during a decade of declining enrollment yields some implications in the areas of policy generation dynamics, stages of policy formation, and appropriate leadership styles relevant to British administrators facing enrollment problems. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Comparative Education, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration
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Mercer, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
Using a grounded-theory approach based on interviews with 39 secondary headteachers in the United Kingdom, identifies and analyzes various satisfiers and dissatisfiers experienced by headteachers, based on their number of years on the job. Headteachers experience an initial high of satisfaction that appears to dip before rising again. Principals…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Job Satisfaction
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Brown, Marie; Rutherford, Desmond – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Reviews current thinking on the (British) secondary-school department head's role, which stresses heads' importance in effecting school improvement. Describes a twofold strategy for developing successful schools that requires departments to improve their teaching, enlarge their capacity to make and implement policy, and facilitate the change…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility
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Kirkham, Glynn – Journal of Educational Administration, 1995
Describes the Headteachers Leadership and Management Programme (Headlamp), a new British national scheme aiming to improve school-management quality. Discusses issues such as entitlement, expectations, competencies, other team players (mentors, local education authorities, and governing bodies), and funding resources. Headlamp needs an integrated…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Louden, William; Wildy, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Describes examples of standards frameworks for principals' work operant in three countries and describes an alternative approach based on interviewing 40 Australian principals. By combining qualitative case studies with probabilistic measurement techniques, the alternative approach provides contextually rich descriptions of growth in performance…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Shaw, K. E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1978
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Retrenchment