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Hallinger, Philip; Hammad, Waheed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The study that we report in this paper was undertaken within the context of recent efforts to diversify the global knowledge base in educational leadership and management (EDLM). This systematic review of research synthesized trends in EDLM research from Arab societies published between 2000 and 2016. In contrast with Oplatka and Arar's (2017)…
Descriptors: Arabs, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Journal Articles
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Grant, Carolyn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In established democracies, the notion of 'singular' school leadership practised by the principal has been challenged and a more expansive approach to leadership which includes the practice of teacher leadership is now widely accepted by practitioners and researchers alike. In contrast, in emerging democracies the practice of teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Instructional Leadership
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article considers distributed leadership in the context of the extensive literature on post-bureaucratic organisations. It suggests that both distributed leadership and bureaucracy are ideal types. It outlines the development of bureaucracy as an organisational form, challenges the often-stereotypical criticisms that have damned the theory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Administrative Organization
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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
While shadowing as a method has been analysed and discussed, these discussions have often been focused on (business) management research as opposed to school leadership research. Additionally, little attention has so far been paid to the parameters of shadowing. Without knowledge of these matters, the validity, merits and difficulties of shadowing…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, Principals, Leadership Training, Educational Administration
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Elonga Mboyo, Jean Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The body of research on the career prospects of Black and minority ethnic (BME) teachers cites racism as one of the reasons for BME underrepresentation in positions of school leadership in England. Understanding the nature of such discriminatory practices is needed in order to find solutions. It has also been reported that pioneer BME leaders are…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Foreign Countries, Blacks, Racial Discrimination
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Somech, Anit; Naamneh, Manar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The present research examines the functioning of subject coordinators as boundary managers. According to this approach, effective team leaders move back and forth across the team boundary, by means of internal activities, which focus on internal team processes, and external activities, which focus on connecting the team with the external…
Descriptors: Coordinators, Administrators, Teamwork, Leadership Effectiveness
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Llorent-Bedmar, Vicente; Cobano-Delgado, Verónica; Navarro-Granados, María – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The increase in child poverty in Spain highlights the importance of equality and inclusion of students at risk of social exclusion in the Spanish educational system. Recent research emphasises the importance of educational leadership, particularly from school principals, as a tool to improve the learning of these students. The main aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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Irvine, Paul A.; Brundrett, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leading is not the same as teaching, and middle leaders in schools require different capabilities to those of classroom teachers. This article explores the ways in which these capabilities are acquired by middle leaders in the independent sector during the early stages of their appointment as they progress through a transitional period. It draws…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Leadership Role
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Brennan, Jarlath; Mac Ruairc, Gerry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The centrality of emotions in the personal and professional practice of school leaders is by now well established in scholarship. Much of the investigation that has been carried out over the years provides a strong basis and rationale for the data presented in this paper. This study sought to explore the extent to which the socio-economic context…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Principals, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Vuori, Johanna – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This study examines a teaching-oriented higher education community which undertook a major programme of change when planning a new campus and redesigning its pedagogics. This is a single case qualitative study based on in-depth interviews of community members and field observations and using activity theory as an analytical framework. It is…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Participative Decision Making, Educational Change, College Instruction
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Yariv, Eliezer; Kass, Efrat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this research, we examine strategies school principals have used to assist struggling teachers. In an open-ended questionnaire designed for this study, we asked 219 school principals to describe a successful intervention they held. The results show that principals prefer supportive assistance to organizational changes (such as moving the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Principals, Teacher Competencies
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Dennis, Carol Azumah; Springbett, Octavia; Walker, Lizzie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this paper, we work with the philosophy of Hannah Arendt to explore ethics and leadership in further education (FE), focusing on how leaders define the ethical compromises implied by austerity. Using questionnaires, interviews and observations we developed 10 case studies. It is not our intention to elaborate upon ethical leadership as a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Leadership, Continuing Education
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Elonga Mboyo, Jean Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Communalism, otherwise known as 'Ubuntu' in African literature, has come to signify the philosophical and ethical thought capable of transforming behaviours/lives and restoring the continent's cultural identity. This potent energy is explored in this article with a critical discussion of the conceptual, cultural and operational statuses of Ubuntu.…
Descriptors: African Culture, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Self Concept
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Shaked, Haim; Gross, Zehavit; Glanz, Jeffrey – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Instructional leadership can be explained as an educational leadership approach whereby the school principal engages in a wide range of activities aiming to improve teaching and learning for all students. A recent meta-analysis found that female principals engaged in more active instructional leadership than male counterparts. The current…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Gender Differences, Women Administrators, Principals
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Eddy-Spicer, David; Bubb, Sara; Earley, Peter; Crawford, Megan; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article reports on research into headteacher performance management in England. The English school system couples organisational autonomy with close scrutiny of educational outcomes. The management of the performance of headteachers is a central aspect of such a system. The research involved a systematic literature review and the collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness
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