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Making sense of education change at Thistle College the existence of witchcraft, witches and shamans

Grant, K. (2003) Making sense of education change at Thistle College the existence of witchcraft, witches and shamans. International Journal of Educational Management, 17 (2). pp. 71-83. ISSN 0951-354X. (doi:10.1108/09513540310460261) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper seeks to problematise a highly complex and organisationally charged change programme and its management at a real life higher education institution in Scotland, which has been given a fictitious name. The paper discusses the difficulties of the educational change process in higher education, the complexities surrounding the notions of organisational cultures and communities of practice and issues of power and management including new managerialism. A number of theoretical frameworks are brought to bear during this situational analysis, the most significant being the notion of looking at educational management from a witchcraft, witches and shamans perspective. The paper argues for educational managers to move away from the classic views of change management and the management of change towards the meso level of analysis to manage educational change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/09513540310460261
Uncontrolled keywords: Change management, Higher education, Management culture, Resistance
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 14:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43323 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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