Organizational reform in the Maltese education system

The transition from isolationism to collegiality and its benefits for the school leaders

Denise Mifsud

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Abstract

This paper, which is set within the Maltese education scenario of unfolding decentralization through the setting up of multi-site collaboratives (legally termed ‘colleges’) via a policy mandate, explores a particular aspect of this reform – that of ‘networking’. This is examined in terms of the potential for ‘networking’ that educational leaders have at both school and college level, and the ‘effects’ of these (non-)opportunities on both the leaders and the network itself as it is ensconced within the emerging discourse of collaboration as opposed to that of isolationism. This issue is investigated through the following research questions:

What benefits, if any, are being reaped by the educational leaders at both school and college level, following the introduction of networks and networking?

What opportunities for networking exist between the Principal and the Heads, and among the Heads themselves?

What possibilities are present for collaboration to take place beyond the network at different hierarchical leadership levels?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research 2015 - Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research 2015
Abbreviated titleECER 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period7/09/1511/09/15
OtherEducation and Transition. Contributions from Educational Research

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Mifsud, D. (2015). Organizational reform in the Maltese education system: The transition from isolationism to collegiality and its benefits for the school leaders. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research 2015, Budapest, Hungary.
Mifsud, Denise. / Organizational reform in the Maltese education system : The transition from isolationism to collegiality and its benefits for the school leaders. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research 2015, Budapest, Hungary.
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