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Oplatka, Izhar; Stundi, Masada – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the components and determinants of preschool teacher organisational citizenship behaviours (OCB), i.e. role behaviours that are discretionary, unrewarded and beyond formal-role expectations. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 12 Israeli kindergarten teachers and four supervisors participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Role
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Arar, Khalid; Oplatka, Izhar – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2011
This paper addresses perceptions and applications of teacher evaluation by Arab elementary school principals. Analysis of semi-structured interviews with fourteen Arab principals showed that most of the principals identified teacher evaluation as a strategy to improve teaching and learning levels and consequently to improve students' achievements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization, Politics of Education
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Oplatka, Izhar; Golan, Reli – Religious Education, 2011
The study aimed to trace teachers' role behaviors that religious teachers "perceive" as mandatory versus discretionary and non-prescribed at work. Based on interviews with 15 teachers working in the Israeli religious state education, it was found that teaching the subject matter, preparing students for national exams, encouraging…
Descriptors: Jews, Teacher Role, Teacher Behavior, Compliance (Legal)
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Tubin, Dorit; Oplatka, Izhar – Educational Studies, 2010
The purpose of this study is to trace junior high school teachers' perspectives regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their type of school, and to glean more information concerning their preferable type of grade configuration. To this end, 25 teachers filled out an open questionnaire and six of them were further interviewed to provide more…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Junior High Schools
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Oplatka, Izhar – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010
Purpose: To fill the gap in theoretical and empirical knowledge on late career in principalship, the aim of this study was to explore the career experiences, needs, and behaviors of principals at this stage. Research method: Life history and semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 late-career principals, 20 schoolteachers, and 10…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Leadership Styles, Principals, Administrator Behavior