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Reflecting on principals as managers or moulded leaders in a managerialistic school system

dc.contributor.authorHeystek, Janen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-19T06:32:34Z
dc.date.available2018-03-19T06:32:34Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationHeystek, J. 2007. Reflecting on principals as managers or moulded leaders in a managerialistic school system. South African Journal of Education, 27(3):491–505
dc.identifier.issn2076-3433 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-0100 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103234
dc.descriptionCITATION: Heystek, J. 2007. Reflecting on principals as managers or moulded leaders in a managerialistic school system. South African Journal of Education, 27(3):491-505.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/
dc.description.abstractI contend that South African school leaders perform their functions within a managerialistic school system that focuses strongly on prescribed standards, quality, and outcomes. The aim is to draw attention to the conceptual contradiction inherent in the labelling of the school principal as a leader rather than as a manager. In practice, school principals are expected to perform with in a framework of control systems and performitivity, which are the core features of managerialism. The argument will be that the functions performed by school principals are essentially managerial rather than being true leadership functions, in spite of the practice of labelling principals as leaders. In consequence, the expected manag erialistic performance of principals ine vitably has specific implications for the training of educational leaders. The training is therefore characterised as leadership moulding rather than leadership training.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/article/view/109
dc.format.extent15 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherEducation Association of South Africa
dc.subjectSchool principals -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSchool management and organizationen_ZA
dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_ZA
dc.titleReflecting on principals as managers or moulded leaders in a managerialistic school systemen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderEducation Association of South Africa


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