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Naslund, Karlerik; Ponomariov, Branco – Management in Education, 2019
Using data on charter and public school districts in Texas, we test the hypothesis that the labor practices in charter schools, in particular their ability to easily dismiss poorly performing teachers, diminishes the negative effect of teacher turnover on student achievement and graduation rates in comparison to public schools. We find some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Jopling, Michael – Management in Education, 2019
The article is an opinion piece which examines the extent to which rhetoric about a North--South divide in performance between schools in England is justified. Starting with the catalyst, Sir Michael Wilshaw's final annual Ofsted reports in 2015 and 2016, it traces how the divide rhetoric has been assimilated into popular discourse by the media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics, Rhetoric
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Oates, Chris – Management in Education, 2019
John Widdowson CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is principal and chief executive of New College Durham. He chairs the Mixed Economy Group (a working group of 40 colleges that offer higher education courses in addition to their FE provision) and was a member of the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Colleges
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Dandala, Saturnin – Management in Education, 2019
This article suggests that the implementation of human resource policies such as teacher performance appraisal (TPA) is a disturbance to the school organizational climate. Based on my cross-examination of both school managers' and teachers' discourse, I suggest that a new leadership approach needs to be developed at the school level to effectively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, School Policy
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Gil, Alfonso J.; Carrrillo, Francisco Javier; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo – Management in Education, 2019
The main objective of this article is to analyse the four basic dimensions of the learning organization (LO) -- leadership towards learning, learning structure, learning opportunities and learning culture -- within the school organization context. A quantitative study utilizing a survey was carried out. By means of an ad hoc questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Lifelong Learning, Models, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Huu Cuong – Management in Education, 2019
This study investigates professional development among educational policy-makers, institutional leaders and teachers. Through a synthesis of associated literature, this study identified a large number of articles focusing on professional development among teachers and lecturers. However, only a few studies on professional development among leaders…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Policy, Educational Administration, Administrators
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Dobson, Tom; Rose, Anthea – Management in Education, 2019
Governor recruitment in England is increasingly difficult, with schools in remote locations struggling to recruit skilled governors. Set against a global context of e-governing, this article evaluates Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG) potential solution -- volunteer LBG employees who attend governing board meetings remotely. Interview data collected…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, State Government
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Wolstencroft, Peter; Lloyd, Catherine – Management in Education, 2019
The English further education sector has undergone significant change since the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) encouraged a culture of entrepreneurship, competition and the use of what was seen as best practice from the commercial sector. This led to a cultural shift and the introduction of many new initiatives -- a situation that still…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Adult Education, Leadership Role, Leadership Training
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Tahir, Lokman Mohd; Ali, Mohd Fadzli; Ahmad, Jamilah – Management in Education, 2019
The issue of principals moving or changing schools has emerged and has been debated within the previous literature that investigates why principals move after a few years of principalship. Based on previous findings, various reasons are listed as motives for principals to move from, or remain at, their current schools. However, within Malaysian…
Descriptors: Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Transfer
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Riddell, Richard – Management in Education, 2019
Drawing on continuing research, and in particular, interviews during 2017-18 in two contrasting local authorities, this article reflects on changing power dynamics and their implications for state schools, local authorities, multi-academy trusts and DfE officials at all levels. In the light of changes recently announced by the Secretary of State,…
Descriptors: Governance, Reflection, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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Bush, Tony; Chingarande, Dominica; Glover, Derek; Muchabaiwa, Wonder; Simango, Jubadheya; Thondhlana, Juliet – Management in Education, 2019
The political, economic and social challenges in Zimbabwe are well documented. Public schools have been damaged by a shortage of resources, and by a brain drain of teachers. This has led many parents to seek private education for their children but the country's economic problems mean that they often cannot afford to pay the fees. This demanding…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Hannah, Darren; Sinnema, Claire; Robinson, Viviane – Management in Education, 2019
The importance of trust in institutions in Japan is a common theme that emerges from literature on Japanese institutions. This article presents a problem-based methodology investigation into a Japanese educational institution, and how a Japanese educational leader deals with student incidents. A theory of action detailing strategies chosen in that…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Parent School Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Problem Based Learning
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Ganon-Shilon, Sherry; Chen, Schechter – Management in Education, 2019
Educational reform implementation in today's fast changing world requires a critical transition from individual to school sense-making processes. Managing expectations from above (e.g. external demands) and below (e.g. internal school goals) while performing within multiple overlapping contexts, principals seem pulled in many different directions…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Improvement, Holistic Approach, Educational Change
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Copeland, Joanne – Management in Education, 2019
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in 2011 with the aim to 'close' the attainment gap within education between children classified as disadvantaged and their peers. However, recent research has shown that this gap appears to be widening across the education sector. This article explores the reasons why the Pupil Premium Grant was introduced,…
Descriptors: Grants, Social Mobility, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
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Petta, Koralia; Smith, Robert; Chaseling, Marilyn; Markopoulos, Christos – Management in Education, 2019
The emerging concept of generative dialogue is accompanied by strong claims for its benefit. A literature review identified six dominant models of generative dialogue across the range of disciplines of education, business studies, counselling and psychology. Through the analysis, commonalities and differences between the different models are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling, Instructional Leadership, Leaders
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