New public management and a modernization agenda : implications for school leadership
Coupland, Christine, Currie, Graeme and Boyett, Inger. (2008) New public management and a modernization agenda : implications for school leadership. International Journal of Public Administration, Vol.31 (No.9). pp. 1079-1094. ISSN 0190-0692Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900690801945673
We argue that New Public Management (NPM) under New Labor in the U.K. contains paradoxical demands due to an attempt to attend to both social and economic goals. One context in which this is evident is that of Secondary School leadership. New calls for citizen-type activities and inclusive stakeholder decision-making activity is at odds with Principals being made increasingly accountable due to government preoccupation with standards and targets for pupils' attainment. Resources for identities constructed from the New Public Management rhetoric of participative, discretionary, democratic and transformational leadership abound, however, these are drawn on and subverted as individual Principals and Deputy Principals describe their new roles and relationships with one another.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Public Administration|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 1079-1094|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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