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School federation governance: translation or transformation

Baxter, Jacqueline and Wise, Christine (2013). School federation governance: translation or transformation. Management in Education, 27(3) pp. 106–111.

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This paper examines the ways in which being a member of a federation governing body impacts upon the governor identities of individuals. Using an ideographic case study based upon a single academy federation the investigation employs a framework for identity analysis to analyse qualitative in depth interviews with members of governing bodies within the federation. The data reveal Changing understandings around the term ‘governor’, the bifurcation of actual and perceived roles between the executive governing body and the advisory committees and important insights into governor succession planning. The study concludes that future research into governor identities is important in terms of both governor role performance and the maturation and development of federation systems of governance.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 0892-0206
Extra Information: Journal special issue: “Governing and Governance in Education”
Keywords: governance; school federations
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 37534
Depositing User: Christine Wise
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 08:21
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 19:17
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