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      The evolving role of the Head of Department

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      London Review of Education
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            Abstract

            This paper examines three concepts relating to the role of heads of department (HoDs) in secondary schools: boundary management; the roles of subject leadership and departmental functioning as HoD activities; and the place of HoDs in evolving school hierarchies. To throw light on the last an empirical study is reported that explores hierarchies in middle management across three professions, and draws comparisons. The paper rejects boundary management as an appropriate model. It concludes that hierarchical models in education are very different from those in the military or in business and establishes a typology against which to view the research data.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 March 2005
            : 3
            : 1
            : 65-80
            Article
            1474-8460(20050301)3:1L.65;1- s4.phd /ioep/clre/2005/00000003/00000001/art00004
            10.1080/14748460500036284
            62305675-f6b6-4e7b-99f2-16099cc6afac
            Copyright @ 2005
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education

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