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dc.contributor.authorBezzina, Christopher
dc.identifier.citationBezzina, C. (1999). Authentic educational leadership for 21st century Malta : breaking the bonds of dependency. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 4(1), 51-66en_GB
dc.description.abstractCurrently educational leadership in Malta is undergoing a radical transformation at both systems and school level. The Maltese education authorities are decentralising a number of responsibilities to the school site. This paper argues that whilst creating the self-managing school is the way forward to improve the quality of education there is doubt as to what leadership model, if any, central authorities are trying to institutionalise at both systems and school level. It is argued that central authorities need to project a clear vision which will help schools establish a professional culture which offers choice, authority and responsibility. Whilst the changes that await us call for adaptive and technical challenges, a claim is made for a focus on the human side of management. The paper highlights the importance of principle-centred leadership, a leadership which finds its source in the intellect, heart, mind and souls of individuals and one which is sustained through meaningful relationships. Educational managers need to be given opportunities to develop as persons with special focus on areas like learning, creativity, values, empowerment and collegiality.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Faculty of Educationen_GB
dc.subjectEducation -- Mediterranean Regionen_GB
dc.subjectEducation -- Malta -- Evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectEducational leadership -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectSchool management and organization -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectEducation and state -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleAuthentic educational leadership for 21st century Malta : breaking the bonds of dependencyen_GB
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