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Kelly, Anthony (2002) School and commercial management At American Educational Research Association 2002 Annual Meeting. Validity and Value in Education Research. 01 - 05 Apr 2002.

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Despite the tendency to draw on experience from the commercial sector when it comes to theorising about school leadership, there is a paucity of research on comparisons between commercial and educational management. This article presents findings from a research project that followed a number of (experienced and newly appointed) school and commercial managers, and makes comparisons between them in terms of what they do, the nature of their common interactions and their leadership styles. It proposes a new, more grounded and activity-driven typology of leadership styles than that used to underpin existing literature. The discussion takes account of the differences in approach between new and experienced headteachers and commercial managers in terms of how they perceive and actualise leadership.

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Published date: April 2002
Venue - Dates: American Educational Research Association 2002 Annual Meeting. Validity and Value in Education Research, 2002-04-01 - 2002-04-05
Keywords: school management, commercial management


Local EPrints ID: 63531
PURE UUID: 8856c223-10ee-404e-aadf-b987b7e8d7bc
ORCID for Anthony Kelly: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:16

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