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School Leadership Is Enterprising and Entrepreneurial

  • Paul W. Miller
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Part of the Intercultural Studies in Education book series (ISE)

Abstract

In an age of austerity, school leaders have to be more creative, more market oriented than they have ever been. Being able to keep a school open may not only mean the difference between retaining a job for teachers or a place to study for students. A school itself may be the single site for social interaction for an entire community. Yet, as countries continue to grapple with reduced funding on education, many schools are being closed and others are under threat of closure (Lubienski, 2009). The main finding of this chapter is that school leaders must continually re-invent and re-image their schools in order to keep learning levels high and to retain public interest in what their schools are offering. Although school leaders realise they are caught in a game in which they did not set the rules, they also acknowledge that being entrepreneurial and enterprising are essential qualities needed in order to lead successful schools.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul W. Miller
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  1. 1.School of Education and Professional DevelopmentUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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