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The New Localism in the UK: Local Governance amid National Goals

by Valerie A. Storey & Maggie Farrar - 2009

From across the academic, professional, and political spectrum there are calls for the devolution of power to more local tiers of governance. There are strong theoretical and practical reasons for such a shift, based both in the problems of centralization and the advantages of greater localism.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 108. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 111 Number 13, 2009, p. 1-20
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18452, Date Accessed: 9/19/2021 10:17:31 PM

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  • Valerie Storey
    University of Central Florida
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    VALERIE A. STOREY is associate professor in the School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, and director of the Ed.D. Education & Executive Ed.D. Educational Leadership programs. She received her undergraduate degree from Leeds University (UK), her master's from Manchester University (UK) and earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. In the public schools she has served as an administrator at the school and district level. Dr. Storey brings to the School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership 20 years of experience as a High school teacher, and school leader. Her plethora of experience influences the practical application of school leadership in theory and in practice and adds to the clinical constructs that are infused into the school's programs.
  • Maggie Farrar
    National College for School Leadership
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    MAGGIE FARRAR has worked in London and Birmingham in senior leadership positions in schools and local authorities. More recently she was the Director for leadership development, research and succession planning at the National College for School Leadership and interim Chief Executive. She is the co–author with John West Burnham and George Otero of School Community Partnerships: Working Together to Transform Children’s Lives. She has a particular interest in team leadership, community leadership and schools as organisations that work together to transform children’s life chances and close gaps in achievement. She was awarded the CBE for services to education in the 2014 New Year Honours list.
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