School Ethos and Governor Relationships

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    This paper argues that an understanding of ethos is essential for appreciating the process of policy implementation in schools. Whilst educational literature consistently refers to the importance of ethos as a means of understanding the distinctive nature of schools, there is little exploration of school ethos as an effective mediator of policy. Drawing on qualitative data collected in three primary schools it will be demonstrated how ethos can act as a bridge or a barrier to the successful construction of the model of collaborative relationships between school governors and heads, as set out by the education reform legislation of the late 1980s
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-239
    Number of pages17
    JournalSchool Leadership & Management
    Volume19 (2)
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 1999

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Education


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