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Global positioning and local mediation: The politics of leadership capacity in English schools and universities

Wallace, Mike and Deem, Rosemary 2009. Global positioning and local mediation: The politics of leadership capacity in English schools and universities. Presented at: American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, 13-17 April 2009.

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Abstract

Educational leadership features strongly in western government policy responses to economic globalization: raising educational quality so the workforce can compete in the knowledge economy. England offers an extreme case of political intervention to acculturate educational leaders into transformational leadership, entailing sectoral national leadership development bodies (NLDBs). Extensive qualitative research tracked the evolution of these interventions in two sectors with contrasting funding and NLDB governance: public-funded secondary schools whose NLDB is government-directed, and partially public-funded universities whose NLDB is autonomous but receives public funding. Acculturating leaders as reformers was variably mediated in both sectors through interaction with existing institutional and service cultures valuing professional autonomy. Yet mediation supported the governments global positioning effort through local adaptation of reforms and independent innovation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: human resource management
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25964

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