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