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Stefan Arora-Jonsson; Ema Kristina Demir; Axel Norgren; Karl Wennberg – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2024
Research on school improvement has accumulated an extensive list of factors that facilitate turnarounds at underperforming schools. Given that context or resource constraints may limit the possibilities of putting all of these factors in place, an important question is what is necessary and sufficient to turn a school around. We use qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Turnaround, Context Effect, Educational Improvement
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Harris, Alma; Ismail, Nashwa; Jones, Michelle – International Journal of Educational Management, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to outline how far the empirical evidence supports the centrality of leadership in the process of improving underperforming schools. Design/methodology/approach: This article draws on evidence from a contemporary, selected, review of the literature. Findings: The findings show that leadership is the critical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Leadership Role, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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Emre Çaliskan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2023
In this study, the aim is to reflect the perspectives of education stakeholders regarding the leader's duties in creating an effective school within the context of organizational culture. In this regard, existing studies in the literature on the interaction between corporate or school culture and leadership have been compiled. As a result, it was…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, School Effectiveness, School Culture, Administrator Role
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Syed Haider Khalil; Syed Mohsin Ali Shah; Fahad Sultan; Muhammad Ibrahim Khan; Sher Nawaz – SAGE Open, 2023
The current study aims to examine how and why actors contest the business education field through rankings. Inspired by the field structuration process and field level change, we argue that categorization systems, in this case, rankings, construct boundaries of the business education field and redefine authority and elites for the field. Ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Schools, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness
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Ebrahim Azimi; Jane Friesen; Simon Woodcock – Education Finance and Policy, 2023
We investigate the effects of private schools on reading and numeracy scores using rich population data. Conditional on lagged test scores and narrowly defined neighborhood indicators, Catholic and non-Christian faith private schools on average raise test scores by 0.18 standard deviation or more relative to the average public school, while…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Scores
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Chang, Yuan-Chieh; Tsai-Lin, Tung-Fei; Liang, Tian – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2022
The paper examines the role of organizational commercial slack (OCS) in mediating the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and the effectiveness of knowledge transfer (KT) in universities. The paper identifies two types of commercial slack in the university setting: financial and promotional. Four research hypotheses are proposed.…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Transfer of Training, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Queinnise Miller; Amanda S. Tabor; Gerry S. Emig; John Decman – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2024
This case study explores the challenges faced by incoming principals who encounter unexpected situations along with the impacts on multiple stakeholders of leadership transition on a middle school campus. Leadership shifts are felt throughout organizations in diverse ways and may even have a personal impact on individuals in a school community.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Principals, School Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
Mel Ainscow – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024
In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's leading authorities on ways of developing equitable education systems addresses the greatest challenge facing education systems around the world, that of developing schools that are effective in educating all children. Using evidence from research carried over the last 25 years in many countries, Mel…
Descriptors: Inclusion, School Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, School Culture
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Swanson, Loraine; Menon, Meera; Minogue, Amber; Russell, Rebecca; Berns, Scott – Infants and Young Children, 2023
Given the proportion of young children experiencing disadvantages in achieving optimal health due to inequities related to race, place, and income, there is increasing attention to developing effective early childhood (EC) systems. As EC leaders embrace methods such as collective impact in driving systems change, there is a growing recognition…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Chris James Anderson; Lee Buddy Jr.; Erica Hillhouse-Hagood – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2023
Advocates of Invitational Education theory and practice believe consistent application of an ICORT mindset upon an institution's people, places, policies, programs, and processes (5Ps) can optimize and sustain success for all stakeholders. Given a professional learning community (PLC) is impacted by and also influences all of an institution's 5Ps,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Theories, School Effectiveness, Educational Practices
Angrist, Joshua; Hull, Peter; Walters, Christopher R. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2022
Many personal and policy decisions turn on perceptions of school effectiveness, defined here as the causal effect of attendance at a particular school or set of schools on student test scores and other outcomes. Widely-disseminated school ratings frameworks compare average student achievement across schools, but uncontrolled differences in means…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques, Institutional Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Björn Ahlström; Marit Aas – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2024
In this paper, we investigate how professional cultures and situated, material and external contexts relate to dynamic low- and underperforming schools in Scandinavia, particularly how the leadership is constructed through the leader, the followers and the situation. The first school studied was a low-performing school in Norway called…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement
Thomas Arnett – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2024
Seismic shifts are shaking the landscape of K-12 education. Public school districts across the US have lost over a million students since 2020. Meanwhile, novel educational models--such as microschools and hybrid homeschooling--have more than doubled their enrollments. This paper explores what's driving families to seek these new learning…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Small Schools, School Choice
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Kristian Guttesen; Kristján Kristjánsson – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2024
Neo-Aristotelian forms of character education often draw on literary sources as materials, although rarely poetry. This article offers retrospective reflections on a poetry-based character-education intervention, conducted in an Icelandic secondary-school setting. Having run into practical difficulties during the implementation phase, the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Program Implementation, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Kazi, Mariandri; Charalambous, Maria; Anastasia, Athanasoula Reppa; Glykeria, Reppa – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2023
This conceptual paper aims to annotate the existing practices and actions of entrepreneurial education in Cyprus and Greece educational organizations taking into account the centralized school contexts. At the same time, it presents the literature background regarding the new principal's role in the 21st century in order to provide adequate school…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Nontraditional Education, School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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