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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Björk, Lars G. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
During recent decades, the notion of team leadership has emerged as a central theme in the international discourse on systemic education reform. This issue of "Research in Educational Administration and Leadership" not only captures a collective sense of commitment to education as means for advancing national social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teamwork, Leadership, Diversity (Institutional)
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Tamir, Emanuel; Etgar, Ran; Peled, Daniel – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Smartphone applications have become increasingly popular, influencing functioning in all life domains. This study investigated the influence of the WhatsApp application on decision-making processes among kindergarten-managers. The research aimed to investigate the types of decisions made using WhatsApp. To examine this, a 3-phase mixed-method…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs
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Çimen, Ismail; Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Bektas, Fatih; Karadag, Engin; Yalçin, Mikail – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
The present study intends to determine the ways followed and misconceptions held in the studies of phenomenological research design by analysing the theses in the field of educational administration. By using the database of the Turkish Council of Higher Education Thesis Center, forty master's and ten doctoral theses conducted between the years…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Phenomenology, Databases, Masters Theses
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Tülübas, Tijen; Göktürk, Söheyda – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
This qualitative study aims to explore how the culture of performativity resulting from the influences of neoliberal governmentality on the academe is perceived by academics throughout their career and interrogates how their perceptions could reflect on their professional identity. The study was conducted with twenty-four academics from state…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Governance, Accountability, Educational Administration
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Angelle, Pamela S.; Lomascolo, David J. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
This study examined the perceptions of US school principals toward one US state's revamped teacher tenure law and how principals perceived that the law affected their ability to evaluate and retain effective teachers. Principal interviews indicated the law had a positive impact on their ability to evaluate and retain effective teachers despite…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Tenure, State Legislation
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Ghosn, Emma; Akkary, Rima Karami – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Teacher unions worldwide are being criticized for disregarding their responsibility as professionals towards education and students. Critics have claimed that teacher unions tend to protect incompetent teachers, place their own needs and interests above their students, and continuously demand for financial increases even when there is more urgency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Unions, Neoliberalism
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Scheef, Andrew; Mahfouz, Julia – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Principals in the United States are responsible for creating educational environments that enable students, including those with disabilities, to achieve both academic and postschool goals. Unfortunately, many principals lack the preparation necessary to effectively lead special education programs. To support principals and ensure that students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Principals, Administrator Role, Special Education Teachers
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Turhan, Burcu; Kirkgöz, Yasemin – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Mission statements are increasingly becoming an inevitable component of educational institutions. The main reason behind this can be attributed to the fact that they are determinants for the accreditation of schools in today's competitive educational arena. Thus, gaining an insight into the emphasized concepts in mission statements of primary…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
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Volante, Paulo; Jeldres, Rolando; Spero, Ken; Llorente, Claudia; Johanek, Michael – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article describes the process of designing and creating six computer-based simulations for school leadership training programmes, in the context of the Chilean school system. For the design and construction of the simulations, six scenarios were selected from case analysis of principals with formal training and experience in different…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Elonga Mboyo, Jean Pierre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Embedding the relational approach as a research project is a viable alternative to normative conceptualisation and practice of leadership. However, as the shift from substantialist assumptions to relational theorising gathers momentum, the evolving nature of the argument so far suggests that more needs to be done to bolster its robustness. Rather…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Realism
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Bogotch, Ira; Bauer, Scott; Su-Keene, Eleanor – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The purpose of this scholarly essay is to offer a number of logics of academic arguments as follows: leadership as contested/seductive theories, leadership as an organizing activity, and leadership as praxis. Each academic argument presents its own theoretical, communicative and practical challenges, often necessitating a beginning again in search…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Organizational Theories, Praxis, Ambiguity (Semantics)
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Gurr, David M. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper is a response to recent challenges to educational leadership research from Eacott. Using a personal narrative approach, and drawing, in the main, on research from the International Successful School Principalship Project, it is argued that current research questions are worthwhile, he methodologies used are trustworthy and appropriate,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Branson, Christopher M.; Marra, Maureen – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article stands in support of Eacott's primary intention of promoting a relational approach to leadership. However, its distinctiveness is in how this relational quality of leadership is understood, described and defended. In contrast to the essentially philosophical description provided by Eacott, this article offers a far more…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Theory Practice Relationship, Organizational Climate
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Flood, Lee D. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Despite social justice leadership receiving an increasing amount of attention by researchers, a methodological imbalance with qualitative inquiries dominating the existing empirical literature base persists. Compounding this issue is the lack of a discipline-specific, quantitative instrument made for the exact purpose of exploring the nature of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Social Justice, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Loya, Cruz Argelia Estrada; Ballesteros, Ana Cecilia Villarreal – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The educational system in Mexico has allowed teachers without preparation and training in leadership to pursue leadership positions. This paper presents the findings of a study aimed at analyzing the processes of leadership learning experienced by school principals in the course of their leadership practice. The methodology used was a qualitative…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Leadership Training
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