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The great divide: principals, teachers, and the long hallway between them

The great divide: principals, teachers, and the long hallway between them This article, one of the keynote addresses at the joint ANZHES conference in December 2008, explores a concept that I call the Great Divide, by which I mean the cultural division between principals and teachers, and between principals and students. Drawing on visual imagery, historical reports, and cultural studies of American schools, I argue that the Great Divide is a historical construction of both administrative practices and representational culture that has led to misunderstandings of the complexity of the school principal’s middle managerial work in the school organisation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Education Review Emerald Publishing

The great divide: principals, teachers, and the long hallway between them

History of Education Review , Volume 38 (2): 11 – Oct 14, 2009

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0819-8691
DOI
10.1108/08198691200900010
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Abstract

This article, one of the keynote addresses at the joint ANZHES conference in December 2008, explores a concept that I call the Great Divide, by which I mean the cultural division between principals and teachers, and between principals and students. Drawing on visual imagery, historical reports, and cultural studies of American schools, I argue that the Great Divide is a historical construction of both administrative practices and representational culture that has led to misunderstandings of the complexity of the school principal’s middle managerial work in the school organisation.

Journal

History of Education ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 14, 2009

Keywords: Teachers; Principals; Students; Education management; School organisation

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