Details the research findings of a longitudinal national study to examine the changing role of secondary headteachers. Provides some basic information about the United Kingdom′s (UK) education system, and outlines the traditional role of the head in a short historical perspective which shows that education in the UK is currently undergoing unprecedented change, and legislation has created restructuring on a national scale. Details the new education context. Relates the heads′ views on the changing situation, as well as the changes in administrative roles and style that take place as new heads settle into the job.
Weindling, D. (1992), "Marathon Running on a Sand Dune: The Changing Role of the Headteacher in England and Wales", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 30 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/09578239210014324
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