Governance, leadership, and management in federations of schools
Chapman, Christopher, Lindsay, Geoff, Muijs, Daniel, Harris, Alma, Arweck, Elisabeth and Goodall, Janet. (2010) Governance, leadership, and management in federations of schools. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 53-74. ISSN 0924-3453Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243450903569734
In England, federations are defined as groups of schools that have a formal agreement to collaborate with the aim of raising achievement and promoting inclusion and innovation. This paper presents a number of findings from the case study strand of a 3-year study investigating the impact of 37 federations (see Lindsay et al., 2007). Maximum variation sampling (Maykutt Morehouse, 1994) was used to select 10 case study federations. Key stakeholders were interviewed during 3 rounds of field visits. Documentary evidence from each case provided important contextual information and provided a source of triangulation. Within- and between-case analyses from case studies (Miles Huberman, 1994) highlighted a number of key themes, patterns, and trends that have implications for the development of collaborative strategies attempting to restructure and reculture schools and their communities. This paper explores issues of leadership, management, and governance in federations. Findings suggest localised ownership and control of the process within the context of interdependent relationships have supported the development of a range of models of governance, leadership, and management in school federations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR)
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||School management and organization -- England -- Case studies, Educational leadership -- England, Academic achievement|
|Journal or Publication Title:||School Effectiveness and School Improvement|
|Official Date:||March 2010|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 53-74|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||This paper is based on an earlier version presented as part of the symposium Collaborating for Improvement in Disadvantaged Areas: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 11, 2007.|
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