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The Self-Managing School: A Matter of Being and of Becoming.

  title={The Self-Managing School: A Matter of Being and of Becoming.},
  author={Allan K. Beavis},
This paper explores possibilities within a paradigm that is an alternative to the reductionist, mechanistic paradigm of school-based management. The use of a "sporting team" concept (from a dynamic, holistic paradigm) rather than a "ship's crew" model (from a reductionist approach) is advocated. Using research on the governance of independent Australian schools, a prima facie case is developed to show that schools do not become self-managing, autonomous entities merely by the appointment of… 
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