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Oplatka, Izhar – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Underpinned in the stream of thought named 'communitarianism', "Reforming Education in Developing Countries" argues that developing countries need educational reforms that are tightly entwined into their cultural, social, and organizational contexts. It questions the applicability of neoliberal reforms in developing societies, through an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Neoliberalism, Social Capital
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Oplatka, Izhar; Lapidot, Alona – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to explore new Israeli principals' perceptions, during the first three years in post, of the impact of their mentoring process on their leadership experiences. Based on 12 interviews with newly appointed school principals in the Israeli State Education System, the study found that many of them indicated that…
Descriptors: Principals, Novices, Administrator Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Oplatka, Izhar – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
Drawing on the literature about responsible leadership in business administration, this article brings the concept of responsible leadership to the fore in the theoretical and empirical debates about educational leadership and to encourage scholars to study the particular characteristics and determinants of responsible leadership in schools. More…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: In order to fill the gap in theoretical and empirical knowledge about the characteristics of principal workload, the purpose of this paper is to explore the components of principal workload as well as its determinants and the coping strategies commonly used by principals to face this personal state. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Workload, Accountability, Qualitative Research
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Oplatka, Izhar – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2017
The purpose of the current article is to reflect systematically on articles published in Leadership and Policy in Schools (LPS) since its foundation in 2002 to the present time (2016). Based on qualitative content analysis of the journal's articles, it was found that "LPS" has published articles about clear and demarcated areas of study,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Educational Change
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Arar, Khalid; Beycioglu, Kadir; Oplatka, Izhar – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The research compares principals in Israel (Jewish and Arab) and Turkey and how they perceive and practice their role in promoting social justice (SJ) in their schools in order to bridge socioeconomic and pedagogic gaps. It poses three questions: (1) How do Turkish and Israeli SJ leaders make sense of SJ? (2) What do SJ leaders do in both…
Descriptors: Principals, Comparative Education, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Oplatka, Izhar; Arar, Khalid – Review of Education, 2017
As most of the scholarship about educational leadership and management refers to developed countries, our aim in this review is to systematically collect, document, scrutinise and critically analyse at time of writing date research on educational leadership in Arab countries and to identify the key strengths and weaknesses in the research…
Descriptors: Arabs, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational Research
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Oplatka, Izhar; Arar, Khalid Husny – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2016
Leadership for social justice has been receiving increasing attention in recent years as more and more scholars have explored the ways by which educational leaders can lead for social justice in schools (e.g. Arar, 2015; Ayers, Quin, & Stovall, 2009; Fua, 2007; Furman, 2012; Jean-Marie, Normore, & Brooks, 2009; Lindsey & Lindsey, 2011;…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Western Civilization, Disadvantaged, Instructional Leadership
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Arar, Khalid Husny; Oplatka, Izhar – Management in Education, 2016
The research aimed to understand the way in which high school principals' perceptions of social justice (SJ) are implemented in their daily educational work. A qualitative study employed in-depth semi-structured interviews to collect the narratives of two high school principals in Israel--one Arab-Muslim and one Jewish. The interview transcripts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Jews, Arabs
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Arar, Khalid; Haj, Ibrahim; Abramovitz, Ruth; Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate ethical leadership in the context of the Arab educational system in Israel. It questions the relations of ethical leadership dimensions with decision making as well as background characteristics of the educational leaders. Design/methodology/approach: Arab educational leaders (n=150) from…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Arabs, Administrator Attitudes
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Oplatka, Izhar; Arar, Khalid – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
In this article, the authors argue for the foundation of the field of educational administration that is specifically oriented towards the Turkish (and oriental) educational contexts, and is critical about the adoption of 'alien,' imported theories and concepts 'blindly.' Underpinned by literatures from sociology of knowledge, educational research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Developing Nations
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Hemsley-Brown, Jane; Oplatka, Izhar – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to systematically document, scrutinise and critically analyse the current research literature on higher education choice to: establish the scope of the studies; map the factors associated with choice; identify the key strengths and weaknesses in the research literature; critically analyse the extant research…
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Quality, Databases, Educational Research
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James, Chris; Oplatka, Izhar – Management in Education, 2015
In many countries, expectations of schools are very high and rising, with increasingly serious consequences for schools if those expectations are not met. It is as if only "perfect schools" will suffice--only then will all those with an interest in schools be satisfied. In this article, we argue that schools cannot be perfect and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Arar, Khalid; Oplatka, Izhar – School Leadership & Management, 2013
This article reports the findings of a study that sought to identify Muslim teachers' constructions of "masculinity" and "femininity" of the school principal. The first purpose of the study was to trace Muslim teachers' perceptions of masculine and feminine features of school principals, and the second was to explore their…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Sexual Identity, Muslims
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Oplatka, Izhar – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2013
The current study aimed to understand the principal's role in promoting or inhibiting the appearance of teacher organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) in safety education. Based on semistructured interviews with 30 teachers and 10 principals working in the Israeli State Education System, it was found that the principal influences teacher OCB…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Behavior, Safety Education
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