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Educational leadership : ambiguity, professionals and managerialism

Author: Eric Hoyle; Mike Wallace
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors develop the idea of organizational irony as a concept for analyzing management activity in a managerialist environment. Using international research as well as their own experience, they show that effectiveness is not necessarily the result of over-rationalist approaches to educational management.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoyle, Eric.
Educational leadership.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005
(DLC) 2006274273
(OCoLC)57063434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Hoyle; Mike Wallace
ISBN: 9781847877185 1847877184 9781446220078 1446220079
OCLC Number: 294859783
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Pt. 1 nature of irony --
Ch. 1 Introducing the ironic perspective --
Ch. 2 Endemic ambiguities : the preconditions of irony --
Ch. 3 ambiguities of policy implementation --
Pt. 2 Irony and managerialism --
Ch. 4 From management to managerialism --
Ch. 5 solution in search of a problem --
Pt. 3 rhetoric of managerialism and leadership --
Ch. 6 myth of transformation --
Ch. 7 Transmissional leadership for political transformation --
Pt. 4 ironic response and the future of managerialism --
Ch. 8 Patterns of ironic response --
Ch. 9 ironic orientation and professional practice.
Responsibility: Eric Hoyle and Mike Wallace.

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