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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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Saarivirta, Toni; Kumpulainen, Kristiina – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide national information on school autonomy, leadership and student achievements in Finland. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is a literature review on Finnish studies focusing on school autonomy, leadership and student achievement. The studies have been reviewed on the basis of a content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, Literature Reviews
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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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Tibbs, Sandra; Green, Mark T.; Gergen, Esther; Montoya, Jared A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Within the empirical literature related to leadership, female leaders are regularly rated higher on dimensions such as being transformational and being effective. Some studies have found that gender plays a role in the follower-leader relationship, and this interaction can be assessed. An emerging model of leadership is authentic leadership. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Leadership Styles, Questionnaires
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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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Neidhart, Helga; Lamb, Janeen T. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
This article focuses on the challenge of faith leadership in Catholic schools. In particular, it reviews Australian research that has aimed to understand how principals conceptualize and enact their role as faith leaders. Consistent with American research, Australian research found that principals saw themselves as playing a leadership role in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Hallinger, Philip; Dongyu, Li; Wang, Wen-Chung – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Instructional leadership has assumed steadily increasing importance within the general role set of principals over the past 60 years. One persisting finding within this corpus of studies concerns the consistently higher ratings obtained by female principals on instructional leadership when compared with their male counterparts. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Instructional Leadership, Meta Analysis, Principals
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Sisman, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
In this meta-analysis, effects of teacher characteristics on instructional leadership perceptions and some organizational variables is tested. Findings of the total of 67 independent studies are gathered in the meta-analysis which represents a population of 36,756. According to the findings of this meta-analysis performed by using random effects…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Teacher Characteristics
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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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