ERIC Number: EJ1173695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Beyond the Status Quo--Setting the Agenda for Effective Change: The Role of Leader within an International School Environment
Morrison, Allan R.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v46 n3 p511-529 May 2018
In today's competitive and rapidly evolving educational environment, the ability to implement appropriate and effective change is of critical importance to an international school's ongoing success. This study examines leadership characteristics and styles that support the development and forward momentum of a change agenda within the context of an international school environment. Results from a mixed methods research design found that the leadership characteristics most frequently linked to effective change included: (1) being visionary; (2) being committed to school/staff; and (3) creating a collegial/supportive work environment. The paper analyzes these and other results through the lenses of: (1) setting directions; (2) developing people; and (3) developing the organization. Findings specific to the international school situation are also presented. Finally, suggestions for developing a framework for an international school 'change management' paradigm are presented.
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Administrator Characteristics, Questionnaires, Demography, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration, Agenda Setting, Leadership Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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