What disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620444
Title:
What disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective
Authors:
Emira, Mahmoud; Brewster, Stephanie ( 0000-0001-6853-1551 ) ; Duncan, Neil; Clifford, Angela
Abstract:
This article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members of staff who had disclosed their disabled status to the university and 22 responses were received. Twelve participants were then interviewed as two focus groups to discuss their views on leadership and its relation to their role. Six more respondents opted for individual face-to-face/telephone interviews. The findings indicated that over half of the respondents were already engaged in ‘formal’ leadership and even more exercised ‘informal’ leadership. This key finding seems to contradict the under-representation of disabled academics in leadership reported in the literature. Despite their engagement in leadership, disabled staff faced several institutional and personal barriers. The findings suggest that having an impairment per se might not necessarily deter disabled staff from exercising leadership. A number of support strategies are recommended to facilitate their participation in (formal) leadership.
Citation:
What disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective 2016:174114321666292 Educational Management Administration & Leadership
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Educational Management Administration & Leadership
Issue Date:
21-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620444
DOI:
10.1177/1741143216662923
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1741143216662923
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1741-1432
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorEmira, Mahmouden
dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Angelaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-06T11:25:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-06T11:25:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-21-
dc.identifier.citationWhat disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective 2016:174114321666292 Educational Management Administration & Leadershipen
dc.identifier.issn1741-1432en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1741143216662923-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620444-
dc.description.abstractThis article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members of staff who had disclosed their disabled status to the university and 22 responses were received. Twelve participants were then interviewed as two focus groups to discuss their views on leadership and its relation to their role. Six more respondents opted for individual face-to-face/telephone interviews. The findings indicated that over half of the respondents were already engaged in ‘formal’ leadership and even more exercised ‘informal’ leadership. This key finding seems to contradict the under-representation of disabled academics in leadership reported in the literature. Despite their engagement in leadership, disabled staff faced several institutional and personal barriers. The findings suggest that having an impairment per se might not necessarily deter disabled staff from exercising leadership. A number of support strategies are recommended to facilitate their participation in (formal) leadership.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1741143216662923en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Educational Management Administration & Leadershipen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectHigher educationen
dc.subjectmanagementen
dc.subjectformal and informal leadershipen
dc.subjectdisabled staffen
dc.subjectsupport strategiesen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.titleWhat disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEducational Management Administration & Leadershipen
dc.date.accepted2016-06-28-
rioxxterms.funderLeadership Foundation for Higher Educationen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW060417SBen
rioxxterms.versionPen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-21en
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