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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/601215
Title:
Understanding leadership in higher education from a disability perspective
Authors:
Duncan, Neil; Williams-Findlay, Bob; Clifford, Angela; Emira, Mahmoud; Taysum, Alison; Brewster, Stephanie; University of Wolverhampton; City and Guilds, London; University of Leicester
Abstract:
There is considerable evidence of widespread exclusion of disabled people from the labour market generally (Bebbington 2009); and in the lifelong learning sector Fullick described a situation of "widespread institutional discrimination against disabled staff" (2008:1). Furthermore, there is a lack of disabled people in senior and leadership positions in the sector. This research project explored how disabled staff in one University perceive leadership, the barriers preventing them from taking on leadership roles and how they could be supported to overcome these challenges. Many participants aspired to leadership and reported positive experiences. But many identified barriers such as the nature of their impairments, lack of appropriate support, inadequate training and development and the competitive organisational culture that could impact on their health and work-life balance. Participants felt that investment in supportive opportunities for professional development was needed, along with improved awareness of equality and diversity among managers and colleagues.
Publisher:
British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society
Issue Date:
12-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/601215
Additional Links:
https://www.belmas.org.uk/Conference-Papers-2015
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Conference paper, Presented at BELMAS conference in Reading, UK 12/07/2015. funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Appears in Collections:
Mentoring and Professional Development in Education

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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams-Findlay, Boben
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorEmira, Mahmouden
dc.contributor.authorTaysum, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.contributor.authorCity and Guilds, Londonen
dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Leicesteren
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-11T14:55:44Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-11T14:55:44Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/601215en
dc.descriptionConference paper, Presented at BELMAS conference in Reading, UK 12/07/2015. funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Educationen
dc.description.abstractThere is considerable evidence of widespread exclusion of disabled people from the labour market generally (Bebbington 2009); and in the lifelong learning sector Fullick described a situation of "widespread institutional discrimination against disabled staff" (2008:1). Furthermore, there is a lack of disabled people in senior and leadership positions in the sector. This research project explored how disabled staff in one University perceive leadership, the barriers preventing them from taking on leadership roles and how they could be supported to overcome these challenges. Many participants aspired to leadership and reported positive experiences. But many identified barriers such as the nature of their impairments, lack of appropriate support, inadequate training and development and the competitive organisational culture that could impact on their health and work-life balance. Participants felt that investment in supportive opportunities for professional development was needed, along with improved awareness of equality and diversity among managers and colleagues.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.belmas.org.uk/Conference-Papers-2015en
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectdisabilityen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.subjectcareer progressionen
dc.subjectdisabled staffen
dc.titleUnderstanding leadership in higher education from a disability perspectiveen
dc.typeOtheren
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