Leadership and Management: Assessment Information

ED5814 Leadership and Management: Assessment Information

 

 

Assessment Description

 

  • ED5814 Comparative and International Education: Leadership and Management

Essay on Leadership and Management in a global context (5000 words) (100% weighting)

 

Your essay title is as follows:

 

Gender and Leadership in a Global Context: How are gender differences considered in educational leadership theory and practice? Does this differ around the world and what work still needs to be done towards a more thoughtful understanding of leadership?

 

 

Assessment Brief

Traditionally, hierarchical ‘great man’ theories of leadership have been prevalent but in more recent years have been challenged by more collegial theories of leadership with greater consideration of the role of gender and the increasing number of females in leadership positions. Consequently, recent educational literature has produced a plethora of gendered experiences encountered by women working towards leadership positions in education. Throughout education, more work still needs to be done when understanding leadership and leaders and whether there is a need for a more nuanced understanding of gender and leadership, that moves beyond male vs female characteristics. In this assignment you need to select two countries to explore as case studies.

 

Two sources will help you approach this assignment available through Brunel Library and in BBL respectively:

 

Miller, P. & Dimmock, C. (2017) Cultures of educational leadership: global and intercultural perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, London, England. (Chapters 1 and 2 in particular)

Curtis, S. (2017) “Black women’s intersectional complexities: The impact on leadership”, Management in Education, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 94-102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed according to the postgraduate grade descriptors:

 

Presented work will demonstrate:

Grade A* (EXCEPTIONAL)

 

  • work of exceptionally high quality, where appropriate, commensurate with publication or dissemination in an appropriate public domain.
  • an advanced, critical and comprehensive understanding of the topic
  • clear evidence of originality and development of an independent and logical or insightful argument or evaluation
  • an exceptional ability to use appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis
  • an exceptional ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely

 

Grade Band A (A+, A, A-) (EXCELLENT)

  • an advanced, critical and comprehensive understanding of the topic
  • evidence of originality and development of an independent and logical or insightful argument or evaluation
  • an excellent ability to use appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis
  • an excellent ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely

 

Grade Band B (B+, B, B-) (GOOD/VERY GOOD)

  • a well-developed, critical and thorough understanding of the topic
  • an ability to develop an independent and logical or insightful argument or evaluation
  • a high standard of competence in the use of appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis
  • an ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely

 

Grade Band C (C+, C, C-) (ACCEPTABLE)

  • a critical and considerable understanding of the topic
  • an ability to develop a logical or insightful argument or evaluation
  • an acceptable standard of competence in the use of appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis at Masters-level
  • an ability to communicate clearly and concisely

 

Grade Band D (D+, D, D-) (BELOW MASTERS THRESHOLD)

  • some understanding of the topic
  • some ability to develop a structured argument or evaluation
  • some competence in the use of appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis, but not at Masters- level
  • an ability to communicate clearly

 

Grade Band E (E+, E, E-) (UNSATISFACTORY)

  • limited understanding of the topic with significant weaknesses or omissions
  • limited ability to develop a structured argument or evaluation
  • limited competence in the use of appropriate methodologies for analysis and synthesis
  • some ability to communicate clearly

 

Grade F (UNACCEPTABLE)

  • Work that is academically unacceptable and/or demonstrates no comprehension of the subject and is factually inaccurate or fails to meet key learning objectives/assessment specifications.

 

Grade NS (Non-Submission)

  • No work has been submitted for assessment.

 

Work effectively within the set word limit for the assessment task.