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Workload, job satisfaction and perceptions of role preparation of principal educational psychologists in England - Male, DB; Male, T
This article describes the results of a study which investigated workload, job satisfaction and perceptions of role preparation of Principal Educational Psychologists (PEPs). A questionnaire was sent to all PEPs in England. One hundred and twelve responses were received, giving a 76 percent response rate. Results indicated that PEPs have a generally positive attitude to the profession and express overall job satisfaction. PEPs managing large and/or complex services expressed greater overall job satisfaction and greater satisfaction with role clarity than PEPs managing small and/or compact services. There were indications that less experienced PEPs are more satisfied with aspects of their...
Special school headteachers' perceptions of role readiness - Male, T; Male, DB
Legislative changes in England having implications for headteachers (principals) of special schools have been both turbulent and rapid. To date, there have been few investigations into the changing nature of the role of headteachers, and none has focused on the management and leadership of special schools. The present empirical study sought to begin to fill this research void, conducted by use of a questionnaire and interviews, and aimed to investigate the perceptions of English special school headteachers with regard to their state of readiness on taking up their role. Where respondents reported themselves to be well prepared for the role,...
Doing Research in Education Theory and Practice - Palaiologou, I; Needham, D; Male, T
With an impressive team of contributors, this book discusses the reality of conducting research in different educational settings and provides practical advice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students doing research in education.
Ethical leadership in early years settings - Male, T
The chapter begins by determining the difference between leadership and management before exploring the relationship of leaders and followers in educational settings. Effective leaders, it is concluded, are those whose influence is more important than the formal authority their post commands. Leadership in early years settings, it is suggested, provides an ethical challenge whereby a balance has to be struck between satisfying the demands of funding agencies and the needs of the community the organisation seeks to serve. Leaders in early years settings. It is argued, need clarity of vision particularly in regard to core purpose. Once established those become...
iPad Scotland Evaluation - Male, T; Burden, K; Martin, S; Hopkins, P; Trala, C
This Report has been prepared by the Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull. We report a case study of mobile technology adoption from eight individual educational locations in Scotland that differ significantly in terms of demographics, infrastructure, the approach of the Local Authority and readiness to implement the use of tablet technology for learning and teaching. The study took place between March and summer 2012 and the mobile technology used was the Apple iPad.
The effect of self-reported and observed job conditions on depression and anxiety symptoms: a comparison of theoretical models. - Griffin, JM; Greiner, BA; Stansfeld, SA; Marmot, M
The demand/control/support and effort/reward imbalance models have relied on self-reported methods to describe how poor psychosocial working conditions lead to harmful health outcomes. The hindrance/utilization model uses an observational methodology to assess these relationships. Cross-sectional observational and self-reported data from 98 civil servants participating in the Whitehall II Study of British civil servants were used to test whether work conditions measured by each of the three theoretical models explained a significant amount of the variance in depression and anxiety symptoms. Observational measures were also used to assess potential common methods variance bias between the self-reported job conditions and the outcomes....