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`Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings t

Leading and Managing for Equal Opportunities
Leading and managing for equal opportunities
Introduction

This chapter explores the importance of ensuring equal opportunities for people in leading and managing a school or college. Definitions and theoretical perspectives on this are examined, with the related issues described. The particular significance of equal opportunities in educational contexts is then discussed with the implications of this for leadership and management. Some of the ways in which equal opportunities can be integrated into leadership and management processes are then proposed and explored, within the framework of a coherent overall strategy.

Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives

In developed countries with complex rules for the regulation of society, equal opportunity often occurs in a context with slightly negative connotations, i.e. a rule that must be followed, but ...

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