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An emphasis on parenting rather than mothering, might provide the foundation for more equal school leadership. Author: Joan Woodhouse
Leaders creating change in different contexts. Authors: Jacky Lumby and Marianne Coleman
How does this concept help us to understand educational leadership in practice?
Author: Maggie Preedy
A heartwarming tale on the art of lateral thinking in communication. Author: Susan Splichal
A critique on a recent article in Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) on evidence-based practice. Author: Gary Jones
"We need intermediate structures of governance to avoid the possibility of unchecked professional control in our schools." Author: Trevor Male
If schools and universities are complex, why do so many rely on reductive processes to understand and develop their own activities? Author: Philip Wood
A recent read of two moving accounts of battling cancer leads to reflection on educational leadership.
Author: Christine Challen
Journalist Susan Young reports on day three of BELMAS Annual Conference 2016
Journalist Susan Young reports on day two on the BELMAS Annual Conference.
Journalist Susan Young reports on day one of the BELMAS Annual Conference.
Accountability culture shifts perceptions of leadership development - and not for the better.
Author: Joan Woodhouse
All senior leaders, not just women, need to be involved in creating collaborative and collegial cultures.
Authors: Laura Guihen, Joan Woodhouse
Transitioning from deputy to head involves more than meets the eye. Author: Jill Berry
Lessons from the American Education Research Association Conference 2016. Author: Jacqueline Baxter
The idea of a Self Improving School System has been mooted by government for some time now, but where else does it appear and why aren’t more schools buying into it? Author: Ian Dewes
"Initiatives aimed at promoting LGBQT awareness in schools...are targeting the wrong audience." One assistant headteacher's account of being a transgender woman and the reactions from students and colleagues. Author: Abigail Robinson
High standards of teaching and leadership aren't the only issues that count - how a school system is organised matters too. Author: Ron Glatter
Alongside men, women in senior academic positions also have a role to play in supporting female colleagues. Author: Karen Jones
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