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Values, priorities and responses: Comparing English headteachers' and Hong Kong principals' perceptions of their work (2012)
Journal Article
Bottery, M., Ngai, G., Wong, P. H., & Wong, P. M. (2013). Values, priorities and responses: Comparing English headteachers' and Hong Kong principals' perceptions of their work. School Leadership and Management, 33(1), (43-60). doi:10.1080/13632434.2012.740798. ISSN 1363-2434

This article investigates the perceptions of English headteachers and Hong Kong principals on the kinds of pressures that they believed affected the way they did their job, and in particular the degree to which they felt their governments were affect... Read More

Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development (2012)
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Bottery, M., James, S., & Wright, N. (2012). Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development. Education 3-13, 40(3), (227-241). doi:10.1080/03004279.2010.512563. ISSN 0300-4279

This paper describes how two primary head teachers, nationally recognised as role models for the development of an education for sustainable development (ESD) in their schools, manage the implementation of this area. In doing so, it shows how they ad... Read More

Leadership, the logic of sufficiency and the sustainability of education (2012)
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Bottery, M. (2012). Leadership, the logic of sufficiency and the sustainability of education. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 40(4), (449-463). doi:10.1177/1741143212438220. ISSN 1741-1432

The notion of sufficiency has not yet entered mainstream educational thinking, and it still has to make its mark upon educational leadership. However, a number of related concepts – particularly those of sustainability and complexity theory – are beg... Read More

Refocusing educational leadership in an age of overshoot : embracing an education for sustainable development (2011)
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Bottery, M. (2011). Refocusing educational leadership in an age of overshoot : embracing an education for sustainable development. International studies in educational administration, 39(2),

This article argues that many of the aims and objectives of educational leadership need to be re-focused upon a largely neglected issue, that of an education for sustainable development (ESD). Research suggests that the concept of ESD - and particula... Read More

Educational leadership, the depletion of oil supplies and the need for an ethic of global sustainability (2008)
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Bottery, M. (2008). Educational leadership, the depletion of oil supplies and the need for an ethic of global sustainability. School Leadership and Management, 28(3), (281-297). doi:10.1080/13632430802145969. ISSN 1363-2434

This paper argues that problems deriving from the depletion of global oil supplies are much more central to educational leadership than is normally appreciated, and suggests the need for a global view of educational purposes, and in particular a comm... Read More

Portraits of resilience: headteachers in two different cultures (2008)
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Bottery, M., Ngai, G., Wong, P. H., & Wong, P. M. (2008). Portraits of resilience: headteachers in two different cultures. Education 3-13, 36(2), (183-199). doi:10.1080/03004270701577347. ISSN 0300-4279

This article provides two ‘portraits’ of headteachers in primary schools in England and Hong Kong, derived from semi-structured interviews with these individuals. Contrary to some claims that such a small sample is worthless, this article argues that... Read More

Education and globalization: redefining the role of the educational professional (2006)
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Bottery, M. (2006). Education and globalization: redefining the role of the educational professional. Educational review, 58(1), (95-113). doi:10.1080/00131910500352804. ISSN 0013-1911

This paper argues that current globalizing forces are profoundly affecting the policies of nation states, and particularly those in education, and producing a situation where educational professional work is both increasingly controlled and increasin... Read More