ERIC Number: ED564049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness
Beycioglu, Kadir, Ed.; Pashiardis, Petros, Ed.
Exceptional management skills are crucial to success in educational environments. As school leaders, principals are expected to effectively supervise the school system while facing a multitude of issues and demands. "Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness" combines best practices and the latest approaches in school administration and management. Exploring the challenges faced by principals, as well as the impact of new managerial tactics being employed, this book is a comprehensive reference publication for policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, school practitioners, and government officials seeking current and emerging research on administrative leadership in educational settings. Following a preface and acknowledgment, this book is organized into the following sections and chapters: Section 1: Understanding the Principalship and Principal Preparation: Management Tasks of Principals/Time Management for School Principals: (1) Principal Preparation: The Case of Novice Principals in Turkey (Kadir Beycioglu and Helen Wildy); (2) Reinventing Principal Preparation in Illinois: A Case Study of Policy Change in a Complex Organization (Angeliki Lazaridou); (3) Analysis of the Tasks of School Principals in Secondary Education in Catalonia: Case Study (Georgeta Ion, Marina Tomàs, Diego Castro, and Esther Salat); (4) Considering Latin American School Management from a Skills-Based Perspective (Joaquín Gairín, Miren Fernández-de-Álava, and Aleix Barrera-Corominas); (5) Qatar's Educational Reform: Critical Issues Facing Principals (Michael H. Romanowski); (6) School Leadership and Pedagogical Reform: Building Student Capacity (Shirley O'Neill); and (7) Becoming a Principal: Exploring Perceived Discriminatory Practices in the Selection of Principals in Jamaica and England (Paul Miller). Section 2: Understanding School and Teacher Leadership: Theoretical and Organizational Foundations: (8) Principals' Understandings of Education Based on Research: A Swedish Perspective (Maj-Lis Hörnqvist); (9) Individual Differences and Educational Leadership (Anna Kanape-Willingshofer and Sabine Bergner); (10) New Methods Exploring Facial Expressions in the Context of Leadership Perception: Implications for Educational Leaders (Savvas Trichas); (11) Emotional Intelligence and Political Skill Really Matter in Educational Leadership (Nikoletta Taliadorou and Petros Pashiardis); (12) Teacher Leadership: A Conceptual Analysis Servet Özdemir and Ali Çagatay Kilinç); (13) Exploring Distributive Leadership in South African Public Primary Schools in the Soweto Region (Raj Mestry and Suraiya R Naicker); and (14) Continuous Change in Educational Organizations (Yasar Kondakci, Merve Zayim, and Kadir Beycioglu). Section 3: School Leadership Effects and Student Achievement: (15) Transformational Leadership and Principals' Innovativeness: Are They the "Keys" for the Research and Innovation Oriented School? (Jasmin-Olga Sarafidou and Efstathios Xafakos); (16) Exploring the Impact of School Leadership on Student Learning Outcomes: Constraints and Perspectives (Andreas Kythreotis and Panayiotis Antoniou); and (17) The Relationship between Emotional Competence and Instructional Leadership and Their Association with Learner Achievement (Bennie Grobler). A compilation of references, an about the authors section, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Effectiveness, Principals, Administrator Education, Time Management, Beginning Principals, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, State Standards, Case Studies, Educational Change, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Capacity Building, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Individual Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Political Issues, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Innovation, Transformational Leadership
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Jamaica; Qatar; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom (England)