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Phillips, Abigail L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Leadership is an often-misunderstood word, especially in the context of libraries. With multiple definitions for the word "leadership" and vast numbers of leadership styles, it can be difficult to identity what exactly is meant when discussing library leadership. This literature review brings together 10 years of scholarly research on…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Karadag, Engin; Bektas, Fatih; Çogaltay, Nazim; Yalçin, Mikail – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
In this meta-analysis study, different leadership styles were combined, and the relationship between educational leadership and student achievement was analyzed. In the literature review, 57 research articles/dissertations, independent from one another, were brought together, and 28,964 study subjects were included in the sample group. The results…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Tian, Meng; Risku, Mika; Collin, Kaija – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This article provides a meta-analysis of research conducted on distributed leadership from 2002 to 2013. It continues the review of distributed leadership commissioned by the English National College for School Leadership (NCSL) ("Distributed Leadership: A Desk Study," Bennett et al., 2003), which identified two gaps in the research…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Evidence, Educational Theories, Transformational Leadership
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Bush, Tony; Glover, Derek – School Leadership & Management, 2014
The growth in the importance of school leadership has been accompanied by theory development, with new models emerging and established approaches being redefined and further developed. The purpose of this paper is to review current and recent writing on leadership models. The paper examines theoretical literature, to see how leadership is…
Descriptors: Models, Leadership Styles, Literature Reviews, Concept Formation
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Ishimaru, Ann M.; Galloway, Mollie K. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2014
Despite increasing policy focus on individual leadership effectiveness, the literature offers limited guidance regarding how organizational leadership might address persistent opportunity and outcome disparities by student race, class, ethnicity, home language, and/or ability. We propose a conceptual framework of equitable leadership practice,…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Torrance, Deirdre; Humes, Walter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Increasing emphasis has been placed on leadership within educational theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a wide range of academic literature and policy documents, this paper explores how the discourse of leadership has shifted and for what purposes. The authors are critical of the lack of conceptual underpinning for that discourse, evident…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teacher Role
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Tucker, Pamela D.; Anderson, Erin; Reynolds, Amy L.; Mawhinney, Hanne – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
This document analysis provides a summary of the research from high-impact journals published between 2008 and 2013 with the explicit purpose of determining the extent to which the current empirical evidence supports the individual 2011 Educational Leadership Constituent Council Program Standards and their elements. We found that the standards are…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Standards, Leadership, Research
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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Nyeu, Fong-Yee; Chen, June S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how instructional leadership, a concept imported from Western scholarship, has been conceptualized in the Taiwanese context and how principal instructional leadership is realized in schools. The development trajectory of principal instructional leadership is delineated by examining empirical studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research
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Leithwood, Kenneth – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2016
This review of research was prompted by the widespread belief that at least in a significant number of secondary schools, department heads are an underutilized, if not untapped, source of instructional leadership, the type of leadership critical to secondary-school improvement initiatives. Forty-two methodologically diverse empirical studies were…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Secondary Schools
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Ward, Sophie C.; Bagley, Carl; Lumby, Jacky; Woods, Philip; Hamilton, Tom; Roberts, Amanda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Responding to Thrupp's [2003. "The School Leadership Literature in Managerialist Times: Exploring the Problem of Textual Apologism." "School Leadership & Management: Formerly School Organisation" 23 (2): 169] call for writers on school leadership to offer "analyses which provide more critical messages about social…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Definitions
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Macfarlane, Bruce; Chan, Roy Y. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The literature on leadership in higher education is focused mainly on senior academic leaders with managerial roles. It largely excludes informal and distributed forms of intellectual leadership offered by full professors among others. This article explores the concept of intellectual leadership using academic obituaries. A total of 63 obituaries…
Descriptors: Reputation, College Faculty, Instructional Leadership, Death
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Freitas, Sara; Routledge, Helen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While the field of leadership studies includes a large corpus of literature and studies, the literature and scientific research in the field of e-leadership and soft skills used in learning game environments are at present small in scale. Towards contributing to this newly emerging field of literature and study, this research paper presents a new…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Games, Skill Development, Leadership Qualities
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Alomair, Miznah O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In light of the progressive changes occurring in Saudi Arabia, developing female leadership capacity and effectiveness in the country's higher education is vital. This literature review examines the scholarship and research on female leadership in higher education in Saudi Arabia, describes the major barriers for female leaders, and provides a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Leadership Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a critical path through which school leadership travels to students by highlighting the importance of teacher commitment. Design/methodology/approach: Using both meta-analytic and narrative review methods, this paper systematically reviews the evidence in the past 20 years about the…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Searching, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Capper, Colleen A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2015
Purpose: Though the first published application of critical race theory (CRT) to education occurred 20 years ago, implications of CRT for educational leadership did not occur until López conducted a CRT analysis of the politics of education literature in 2003. No publications explicitly identify the implications of CRT for leadership practice.…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Instructional Leadership, Racial Bias
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