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Publication date: 1 September 2006

John McCormick, Kerry Barnett, Seyyed Babak Alavi and Geoffrey Newcombe

This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors' approach is to integrate literatures related to corporate and educational boards, motivation, leadership and group processes that are appropriate for conceptualizing independent school board governance processes.

Findings

Shows that the institutional role of an independent school board is likely to be quite different, and considerably more significant than the role of a board of a systemic school.

Originality/value

This paper develops an original theoretical framework that will provide a sound basis for investigation of an important but neglected aspect of educational administration in Australia.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 44 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Seyyed Babak Alavi and John McCormick

It has been argued that some management theories and models may not be universal and are based on some cultural assumptions. It is argued in this paper that the…

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It has been argued that some management theories and models may not be universal and are based on some cultural assumptions. It is argued in this paper that the effectiveness of applying the Learning Organization (LO) model in school contexts across different countries may be associated with cultural differences such as individualism, collectivism, power distance, and future orientation. The implementation of elements of the LO model such as systems thinking, managing mental models, team learning, and developing shared visions, may face some difficulties in some cultures. This paper develops some theoretical propositions for further empirical investigations.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 18 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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