New managerialism in education : commercialization, carelessness, and gender
- Lynch, Kathleen, 1951-
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC67 .I73 L96 2012
- Unknown LC67 .I73 L96 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-257) and index.
- Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: GOVERNANCE IN IRISH EDUCATION New Managerialism as a Political Project: The Irish Case The Culture of Governance in Irish Education PART II: APPOINTING SENIOR MANAGERS Research Preface: The Case Studies Homosociability, Local Logics and Authenticity in the Appointments Process Assessing Applicants: The Care Rules PART III: BEING A SENIOR MANAGER Leading Educators: The Emotional Work of Managing Identities Crafting the Elastic Self: Gendered Experiences The Careless Rules of the Game: Pregnancy, Child Care and Management PART IV: LIVING AND FRAMING MARKETIZATION New Managerialism, Carelessness and Gender Framing Educational Agendas for Managers: The Role of the News Media Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book examines the impact of neo-liberal discourses and practices on the traditional caring and development ethos of public services such as education. Drawing on intensive case studies of the appointment process and the experiences of newly appointed senior managers in the education sector in Ireland, the book explores the gendered nature of neo-liberal reform from the perspectives of both men and women in each of the main education sectors. Using feminist and egalitarian theory, it highlights the structural and cultural impediments which undermine attempts to break through the glass ceiling of senior management appointments. It explores how organizational cultures combine with 'local logics' in the appointment process of senior managers, as well as universal trends in what 'counts' as effective managerial practice. The book also highlights the stresses, strains and identity conflicts among newly appointed senior managers as they seek to marry broader vision for education in an increasingly competitive and performance driven environment and evaluates the implications of such practice for the wider educational culture and its capacity to combine care and family with the demands of the leadership role.
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- Publication date
- Kathleen Lynch, Bernie Grummell and Dympna Devine.