Two Conceptualizations of Educational Leadership and the Cultural Implications for Decision-Making in Small States

By Fentey Berkeley Scott.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The paper suggests two conceptualizations of leadership, gives a brief outline of the nature and culture of leadership in small states and draws implications for leadership and decision-making.

Keywords: Leadership, Characteristics of Small States, Leadership Approaches, Two Contrasting Views of Leadership, Uni-level Rational Process, Multi-level Non-rational Process, Decision-Making, Goals, Assumptions Underlying Leadership, Consequences, Operational Changes, Training Programs

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 10, pp.101-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.004MB).

Prof Fentey Berkeley Scott

Fentey Scott has been a teacher and administrator at all levels of education — as a secondary teacher and administrator in Barbados, England and Canada, a coordinator of curriculum development and implementation for the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs in Canada, a director of curriculum in a British Columbia school district, a lecturer at the University of the West Indies and a professor and interim dean at Lakehead University in Canada, where he designed courses and published the first text by a Canadian on teaching in a multicultural setting. In addition to writing articles for a number of international journals of education, he has also developed and run workshops for a number of organizations including the World Bank, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and delivered papers at conferences in several countries across the world. His current research focus is on supervisory and management practices in schools and the influence of culture on leadership and decision-making.


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