Abstracts: August 25th, 1998

Breaking Free of Bureaucracy

Leadbeater C
Financial Times, (UK), 28 Apr1998 Start page: 16 No of pages: 1

Spotlights the activities of Norma Redfearn, head teacher of West Walker primary school in Newcastle (north-east England) since 1986, and described as a civic entrepreneur; describes the desperate state that the school was in when she joined, and explains how education of families as well as pupils has acted as a catalyst in reviving the school and the community. Describes the nature of civic entrepreneurship, stressing its collaborative nature, and outlines what is needed to make the public sector more entrepreneurial, e.g. government financing of risk-taking.

Subject(s): ENTREPRENEURS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SECTOR, WEST WALKER PRIMARY SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts
Style: Case study. Reference: 27AM989

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