Leadership identity in ethnically diverse schools in South Africa and England

Lumby, Jacky and Heystek, Jan (2011) Leadership identity in ethnically diverse schools in South Africa and England. Educational Management Administration and Leadership , 40, (1)


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This paper adopts an international perspective to examine the perceptions and practice of leaders in a South African and a UK primary school and the leadership implications. Both schools have experienced a relatively swift and large scale diversification of learners away from the previous white majority. In each case the educators have not diversified to the same extent. Interview data is explored to consider how diversity is conceived, and the implications for practice. Similarities and differences are identified, in order to increase understanding of context, its relation to practice and the implications for development in diverse organisations and societies. The article concludes that in both countries there are assertions that skin colour does not matter. Such blindness is a barrier to building greater inclusion

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-1432 (print)
1741-1440 (electronic)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 177047
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2011In press
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 10:08
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:34
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/177047

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