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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie – Educational Research, 2016
Background: Around the globe, education policy borrowing remains pervasive and prevalent. The strategies, interventions and innovations of education systems that perform well, in international assessments, are enthusiastically borrowed and copied in the anticipation of similar educational performance and outcomes. Purpose: This purpose of the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Assessment, Policy Formation, Comparative Education
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Polka, Walter; Litchka, Peter; Davis, Sheryl W. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2008
This article presents and analyzes the findings of two recent studies related to female school superintendents and their respective experiences with the "professional victim syndrome" and the consequences of their career decisions. Those findings are synthesized with research and literature related to leadership skills and dispositions…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Coping
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Morrison, Marlene; Ecclestone, Kathryn – School Leadership & Management, 2011
Emotion is a growing focus for contemporary thinking about leadership in public policy and corporate arenas. In British education systems, three imperatives are evident: the idea that transformation is essential; leadership succession in crisis; and, more recently, that leaders must be able to run organisations that address the emotional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Emotional Intelligence
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Powell, Gwynn M.; Johnson, Corey W.; James, J. Joy; Dunlap, Rudy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
The Unified Core is an innovative approach to higher education that blends content through linked courses within a major to create a community of learners. This article offers the theoretical background for the approach, describes the implementation, and offers suggestions to educators who would like to design their own version of this innovative…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Introductory Courses, Leisure Education, Recreation
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Leslie, Heather; Abu-Rahma, Ali; Jaleel, Bushra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the merger of two distinct higher education institutions. The change process was studied from the perspective of multiple stakeholders, and its major outcomes were evaluated in terms of various dimensions of success. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a qualitative research design. For the…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Change, Resistance to Change, Qualitative Research
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Harris, Alma – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2005
This article provides a critical analysis of the teacher leadership literature. It considers teacher leadership within the context of contemporary leadership theory, focusing particularly upon distributed leadership. The article explores different interpretations and definitions of the term "teacher leadership" and considers the implications for…
Descriptors: Criticism, Literature Reviews, Teacher Leadership, Leisure Time
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Holt, Dale; Cohen, Lynne; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Chang, Paul; Macdonald, Ian; McDonald, Jacquie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article is based on nationally funded research into the role, capabilities, challenges and professional development needs of subject coordinators in Australian higher education. The second of three data collection phases involved a multi-institutional survey of staff in the role of subject coordinator with the aim of understanding the role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Educational Environment
Duignan, Patrick – Cambridge University Press, 2007
"Educational Leadership" is a major research book on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. In this groundbreaking new work, educational leaders in schools, including teachers, are provided with ways of analysing and resolving common but complex leadership challenges. Ethical tensions inherent in these challenges are…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Ethics, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Research
Kayikçi, Kemal; Yilmaz, Ozan; Sahin, Ahmet – Online Submission, 2017
Contemporary educational supervision expresses democratic and leadership focused supervisory approach which consists of collaboration, trust, sharing and improving. The aims of the study are to investigate the answer of how current teacher supervision in Turkey is conducted according to the views of educational supervisors, and to unearth what the…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Phenomenology, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Merkx, Gilbert W., Ed.; Nolan, Riall W., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
"Internationalizing the Academy" is the first book to offer a detailed look at efforts to bring ambitious and expanding portfolios of international programs to US campuses. Gilbert W. Merkx and Riall W. Nolan, leading figures in the burgeoning international higher education sector, provide a thorough examination of how numerous…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Program Development, Scaling
Komives, Susan R.; Dugan, John P.; Owen, Julie E.; Slack, Craig; Wagner, Wendy – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This is a must-have book for leadership educators and all student affairs professionals who want to develop impactful leadership programs and the leadership capacity of students. This book contains: (1) Advancing Leadership Education (Susan R. Komives); (2) Leadership Theories (John P. Dugan and Susan R. Komives); (3) Research on College Student…
Descriptors: Models, Leadership Training, Student Development, Student Leadership
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Torrance, Deirdre – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Contemporary efforts to reconceptualise the teaching profession in Scotland as seen with the Donaldson (2011) "Review of Teacher Education," the McCormac (2011) "Review of Teacher Employment" and the GTCS (2012) "Review of Professional Standards" are aligning themselves to certain principles. Among them, is the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Department Heads
Nolan-Aranez, Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although spirituality has gained more attention from postsecondary higher education leaders as a conceptual channel for meaning making, little is understood about student perspectives and definitions of spirituality. These studies explored student narratives on spirituality and leadership at a nonfaith based public institution in Southern…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Colleges, Religious Factors, Leadership Training
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Davies, Amanda – Rural Society, 2007
Over the last decade, rural leadership policies and programmes have attracted substantial support from all tiers of government. These policies are promulgated as a support mechanism for enhancing the internal capacity of rural communities to adjust to changes in the social and political-economic landscape. Leadership training programmes have been…
Descriptors: Community Development, Leadership Training, Leadership Effectiveness, Rural Areas
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Jean-Marie, Gaetane; Normore, Anthony H.; Brooks, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2009
At the dawn of the 21st century, there has been an increased focus on social justice and educational leadership (Bogotch, Beachum, Blount, Brooks & English, 2008; Marshall & Oliva, 2006; Shoho, Merchang & Lugg, 2005). This paper explores and extends themes in contemporary educational research on leadership preparation in terms of social justice…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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