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Shaked, Haim – Journal of School Leadership, 2018
Principal educators' and policy makers' predominant expectation from school principals to serve as instructional leaders--who engage primarily in a wide range of activities that clearly focus on improving teaching and learning for all students--has scarcely been applied in practice by principals in today's schools. Researchers have found several…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Role, Instructional Leadership, Educational Objectives
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Hallinger, Philip; Hosseingholizadeh, Rezvan; Hashemi, Nooriyah; Kouhsari, Masoumeh – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Although the knowledge base on instructional leadership is quite well developed in Western societies empirical studies have only recently begun to emerge in the developing societies of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The current study was undertaken to fill a gap in leadership research in Iran, where there have been no prior studies of principal…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Self Efficacy
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Hvidston, David J.; Range, Bret G.; McKim, Courtney Ann; Mette, Ian M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This study examined the perspectives of novice and late career principals concerning instructional and organizational leadership within their performance evaluations. An online survey was sent to 251 principals with a return rate of 49%. Instructional leadership components of the evaluation that were most important to all principals were:…
Descriptors: Midlife Transitions, Online Surveys, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Development
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Aas, Marit; Paulsen, Jan Merok – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: A number of empirical studies and evaluations in Norway and Sweden shows variabilities in the degree to which the municipalities succeed in their endeavors to support school principals' instructional leadership practices. In response to this situation, the Norwegian and Swedish directorates of education have developed a joint…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Gurley, D. Keith; Anast-May, Linda; O'Neal, Marcia; Dozier, Randy – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
In response to ever-increasing accountability of school principals to demonstrate higher levels of student achievement, instructional leadership continues to be an important focus among educational researchers. In this paper, researchers briefly review the literature base regarding instructional leadership, then present the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Rating Scales, Self Concept
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Kalman, Mahmut; Arslan, Mustafa Cüneyt – School Leadership & Management, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to examine primary and middle school principals' evaluations of their own instructional leadership behaviours, and thereby pay closer attention to the ideal instructional leadership behaviours suggested in the related literature and the realities of principals' instructional leadership behaviours. Although…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Wallin, Dawn; Newton, Paul; Jutras, Mickey; Adilman, Jordan – Rural Educator, 2019
This paper reports on the ways in which teaching principals in rural schools in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Canada enact instructional leadership within the five leadership domains conceptualized by Robinson, Lloyd, and Rowe (2008). Although participants suggested that they were "not where they wanted to be" in their efforts to…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Rural Schools
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Taylor Backor, Karen; Gordon, Stephen P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2015
Although research has established links between the principal's instructional leadership and student achievement, there is considerable concern in the literature concerning the capacity of principal preparation programs to prepare instructional leaders. This study interviewed educational leadership faculty as well as expert principals and teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: This study addresses the nexus of two significant yet under-researched areas of instructional leadership: the role of central office administrators in developing principals as instructional leaders and the potential for the instructional leadership team (ILT) to serve as a structure for supporting administrators and teachers in working…
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Supervisors, Administrator Role, Instructional Improvement
Kleidon, George William – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The students in Title I schools remain the most vulnerable in our education system. Principals in these schools must be exceptional and well prepared. However, principals have been trained in a universal approach that is not sufficient for those who lead schools with high poverty rates as well as culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Nguy?n, H?o Thi; Hallinger, Philip; Chen, Chia Wen – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to an emerging literature on educational leadership and management in Vietnam by addressing several goals. First, the study sought to translate, adapt, and validate an existing measurement instrument, the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) Teacher Form, for use in Vietnam. Next, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Elementary Schools
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Davis, Frednardo; Boudreaux, Mary K. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Teacher leaders are a population to consider when observing instructional leadership or the instructional leadership behaviors of the school principal. A voice rarely illuminated within research, teacher leaders should have the ability to perceive and speak to the instructional leadership behaviors of the school principal. It is through the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Charter Schools, Principals
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from studies of principal instructional leadership conducted in five East Asian societies. The authors first identify similarities and then differences in approaches to instructional leadership across the societies. Then the findings of the synthesis are compared with broad findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Global Approach
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Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason; Neumerski, Christine M.; Blissett, Richard; Murphy, Joseph; Porter, Andrew – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Despite increased focus on the importance of the time principals spend on instructional leadership, there is little research on practical ways to help principals manage their time to achieve this goal. The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of the school administration manager (SAM) process: a unique program designed…
Descriptors: Principals, Time Management, Instructional Leadership, School Administration
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