School Leadership and Administration
Adopting a Cultural Perspective
This text calls for a broader approach to comparative educational administration: one which uses culture as the principle means of analysis. The articles collected by Allan Walker and Clive Dimmock detail the educational practices and outcomes of other systems while taking into account the mediating influence of culture. In this way, these essays stress the specific aspects of the cultures studied, and map out common ground for the study of administrators' values, beliefs, and actions.
Allan Walker is Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Clive Dimmock is Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Leicester, England.