Culture change: the case of sixth form and general further education colleges


Lumby, Jacky (2003) Culture change: the case of sixth form and general further education colleges. Educational Management and Administration, 31, (2), 157-172. (doi:10.1177/0263211X030312005).

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Analysis of change in the English further education sector since its incorporation in 1993 has assumed a similarity between different types of college and asserted that government policy has led to a sector-wide change in culture. The research reported in this article suggests that sixth form colleges are dissimilar to general further education colleges in how their culture has changed. Unlike many general further education colleges, they haveretained a professional culture and avoided the extremes of managerialism. The reasons for the retention of this culture are complex and reflect issues of stability or instability in the market, student mix, different attributions of leadership and the choices of leaders. Their experience refutes any simple belief that government policy impels cultural change or style of leadership. Rather, both leadership and culture are shown to be complex constructs of context and choice.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0263-211X (print)
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 42056
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42056

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