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Keegan, Desmond J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
The Regional Tutorial Services Unit of Great Britain's Open University links the school's regional educational programs with the central office, provides for student counseling, and maintains enrollment. This article reviews the unit's first 10 years, its present structure and operations, and the factors underlying or inhibiting its notable…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, College Attendance, College Students
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Bolam, Roy; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1995
Reports selected findings from a national evaluation of a British pilot scheme for mentoring new headteachers, using questionnaire data collected from 238 new principals and 303 mentors and information from 16 detailed case studies. Mentoring was judged successful by most participants because it offered numerous benefits, including help with…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Mentors
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Bush, Tony; Coleman, Marianne – Journal of Educational Administration, 1995
Summarizes selected findings of a major national research project on mentoring and teacher education in England and Wales. Considers mentoring's nature and purpose and examines mentor/new headteacher matches. Discusses mentoring's benefits, limitations, and conceptual models. Mentoring provides invaluable support for new principals but lacks rigor…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Management Development
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Housego, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
The Local Government Act of 1972 redefined local government boundaries in England and reduced the number of local education authorities. Ancillary corporate management "reforms" ultimately reduced the chief education officer's power, enhanced ruling party and chief executive power, and heavily politicized the education service. (49…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government
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Oliver, Nick – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Describes movement toward quasi-market-based systems of resource allocation in Britain's universities. Considers the appropriateness of existing organizational structures to meet the cost and quality pressures generated by these systems. Draws on ideas from the total quality movement to analyze the implications for organization, control, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Costs, Educational Finance
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Finlayson, Douglas; Deer, Christine – Journal of Educational Administration, 1979
The responses of teachers in New South Wales (Australia) to a questionnaire developed and used in Britain have been factorially analyzed so that comparison could be made of the factorial structure of the scales that emerged in the different countries. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Department Heads, Educational Environment
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Morgan, R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1978
Argues that the criticism made of the centre periphery model of curriculum development fails to distinguish between two distinct stages of development--materials production and materials distribution. The latter has not been implemented effectively. Argues for rationalization of curriculum development on a national basis. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adoption (Ideas), Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
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Thorpe, R. M.; Whittington, B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1975
A survey analysis of training needs indicated that a majority of British university administrators perceive their role to contain managerial components for which training is desirable. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, College Administration, Higher Education