'We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England'

location as a significant factor in international school micropolitics

R. Caffyn

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Abstract

This article looks at research undertaken into two international schools focusing on micropolitics and the importance of school location. Location appears to have a significant impact on the behaviour of those associated with each school, such as reactions to physical environment, local culture and clientele. These affect the micropolitical interplay between groups, as well as cause the creation of enclaves and subgroups, where individuals develop patterns of behaviour and lifestyle. Location offers a useful lens to understand both international school micropolitics and the pressures faced by management and leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-340
Number of pages20
JournalEducational Management Administration and Leadership
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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Keywords

  • teacher culture
  • leadership
  • school culture
  • micropolitics
  • management
  • international schools

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