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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

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Accepted/In Press date: 2011


Local EPrints ID: 177047
ISSN: 1741-1432
PURE UUID: 953ef36e-579e-459b-9f8d-24669dafd43b

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2011 10:08
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:06

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Author: Jacky Lumby
Author: Jan Heystek

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