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Title: The management and leadership roles of Solomon Islands headteachers : perceptions, priorities and practices
Author: Galo, Glynn
ISNI:       0000 0001 3487 3115
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2001
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The study examines the relevance of the international literature relating to school management and leadership for policy and practice in the Solomon Islands. This is done with reference to two detailed case studies of Community High Schools in the Solomon Islands. Detailed ethnographic fieldwork was carried out in these schools during 1999. Focus was placed on identifying headteachers' perceptions, priorities and practices in the arena of management and leadership. Findings from the Solomon Islands fieldwork are compared and contrasted with key issues identified in the international literature. Seven key themes emerged from the study and form the basis for the conclusions. These explore the implications of the study for a) educational policy and practice in Solomon Islands and b) the critique of the related international literature. Above all, the study suggests that the uncritical international transfer of western management concepts and ideas can be wrought with much difficulty, if it is not anchored effectively enough to contextual realities and experiences. The dissertation also highlights the need for context specific headteacher training in the Solomon Islands; and for more relevant research of this nature to be conducted by local personnel if we are to better determine the needso f the headteachersin differing national and cultural contexts
Supervisor: Crossley, Michael Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Management & business studies