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A Study Of Affective Domain Factors Influencing The Decisions Of Leaders With Different Cultural Perspectives, Geoffrey Robert Beech Oct 2010

A Study Of Affective Domain Factors Influencing The Decisions Of Leaders With Different Cultural Perspectives, Geoffrey Robert Beech

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This thesis contrasts the influence of the culture-linked prioritisation of pairings of guilt and innocence, shame and honour, and fear and power. In this case study, this influence was explored with reference to the decision making of leaders in education and other fields in two different sub-cultures located in Bolivia, South America. The research involved a qualitative study of data from interviews with forty two leaders from a Bolivian city and from rural villages in order to discover worldview and cultural factors that influence the prioritisation of avoidance-pursuit pairs that may affect the ethical decision making of leaders in different ...


Writing On The Spirit: An Exploration Of The Role Of Senior Leadership Teams In Enhancing The Mission Integrity Of Selected Catholic Schools In The Mercy Tradition, Darren J. Egberts Jul 2010

Writing On The Spirit: An Exploration Of The Role Of Senior Leadership Teams In Enhancing The Mission Integrity Of Selected Catholic Schools In The Mercy Tradition, Darren J. Egberts

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In the twenty-first century, many schools and educational systems are embracing a new paradigm of educational leadership that utilises collaboration and/or leadership teams. Reflecting this movement, this research explored the capacity of senior leadership teams (SLTs) to enhance the mission integrity (Grace, 2002a, p. 19; 2002b) of selected Catholic schools in the Mercy tradition. The context for this study was two Victorian Mercy secondary colleges. The research examined the experience of shared leadership for members of SLTs in the selected Catholic schools, the contribution of shared leadership to the overall leadership of the schools, the principles on which this ...


A Transnational Approach To Educational Leadership Capacity Building: A Case Study Of The Masters Of Education Programme At Notre Dame Institute Of Education, Karachi, Pakistan, Sukaina Rizvi Apr 2010

A Transnational Approach To Educational Leadership Capacity Building: A Case Study Of The Masters Of Education Programme At Notre Dame Institute Of Education, Karachi, Pakistan, Sukaina Rizvi

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The expansion of educational opportunities internationally provides major prospects for developing countries to reform their education systems. The rise of new forms of transnational education, (the provision of education to learners in a country different from that of the provider) and the expansion of capacity building opportunities have helped developing nations to increase domestic access to international education and to enhance the quality of their local education systems through increasing the variety and relevance of their programmes. Pakistan, being a developing nation, faces huge educational challenges due to its highly rigid and bureaucratic system of education. It also faces a ...


A Study Of The Work Role In The Context Of Change Management Practices In Catholic Schools, Wayne Hellmuth Jan 2010

A Study Of The Work Role In The Context Of Change Management Practices In Catholic Schools, Wayne Hellmuth

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The following paper provides insights into managing educational change through studying how wider educational change can affect individual roles, and reciprocally how role change can have an effect on wider organisational change. Specifically the results of this thesis describe what role characteristics lead to a positive work role identity, within the Catholic educational setting. This paper also provides insight on how multiple roles within a single work position can interact, thereby influencing one's overall negative or positive perceptions of this work position. This thesis used an ex-post facto research design, implementing a single questionnaire to 1250 teachers across 141 ...