The 2011 belmas conference: New topics, diverse ideas, much more international than before

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Abstract

The current article analyses the papers presented at the 2011 BELMAS Conference in order to understand the sorts of works it contained in terms of topics addressed and types of papers, as well as authorship patterns of the presenters. Based on an analysis of 57 works presented at the Conference, it was found that the typical paper was authored by a single individual, who might originate from countries other than the UK. Additionally, the presenter is usually a university member who presents empirical and conceptual works mostly in the area of policy/reforms and headship (leadership) but not solely. Compared to the 2007 BELMAS Conference, some increase in the works authored by practitioners from schools and a variety of educational agencies was observed. A major shift between the conferences is evident in respect to the topics discussed by the presenters. Some suggestions for BELMAS end this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalManagement in Education
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • BELMAS
  • academic conferences
  • educational administration
  • leadership
  • policy

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