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Hallinger, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Research on educational leadership and management has resulted in the accumulation of increasingly persuasive findings concerning the impact school leadership can have on school performance. Indeed, there is a growing consensus that there exists a generic set of leadership practices (e.g. goal setting, developing people) which must be adapted to…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, School Administration
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Boyask, Ruth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The transnational trend towards school autonomy has been enacted in England through the academies programme. The programme is poised to enter its third phase of expansion in light of government commitment to the conversion of all state-funded schools to academies. This article considers the moral implications of the expansion of the programme that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School District Autonomy, Educational Trends
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Internationally, there is increasing emphasis on teacher leadership of professional development. This provides opportunities for teachers to initiate and facilitate professional learning activities beyond their own schools. There is a need for theoretical tools to analyse their leadership activity and how to support it. Constructs from complexity…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Higham, Rupert; Booth, Tony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
To what extent can heads use an inclusive values-led approach to school development in the face of pressures from Ofsted and their Local Authority to focus almost exclusively on attainment outcomes? We explore leadership of school improvement in a qualitative study of 10 head teachers in the English county of "Preshire," who worked with…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Values, Qualitative Research, Leadership Effectiveness
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Gumus, Sedat; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Esen, Murat; Gumus, Emine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this study is to reveal the extent to which different leadership models in education are studied, including the change in the trends of research on each model over time, the most prominent scholars working on each model, and the countries in which the articles are based. The analysis of the related literature was conducted by first…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Educational Research
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Greany, Toby – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article reviews the literature and explores the institutional and systemic factors that help and/or hinder change and innovation across school systems, with a focus on evidence from England. A number of authors have argued that schools and school systems need to become more innovative and adaptive if they are to meet the needs of 21st-century…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
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Ninkovic, Stefan R.; Kneževic Floric, Olivera C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Although scholars have acknowledged the role of collaborative relationships of teachers in improving the quality of instruction, teacher collective efficacy continues to be a neglected construct in educational research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relations between transformational school leadership, teacher self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables
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Forrest, Colin; Goodall, Janet; Hill, Ron; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In England, further education college and sixth form college governing bodies are required to appoint a clerk to administer and advise on governing procedure and practice. In this article we report research which aimed to understand and theorise about the role and the associated responsibilities. We analysed the relevant literatures, carried out a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Adult Education, National Surveys
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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper explores different conceptions of responsibility within and beyond neoliberal frames. Such exploration draws on the experiences and accounts of "Ashleigh," a head teacher at a primary school in outer London that is part of an academy chain. Ashleigh and her school were key participants in a study that explored matters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Neoliberalism, Interviews
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Systems thinking is a holistic approach that puts the study of wholes before that of parts. This study explores systems thinking among school middle leaders--teachers who have management responsibility for a team of teachers or for an aspect of the school's work. Interviews were held with 93 school coordinators, among them year heads, heads of…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership
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Litz, David; Scott, Shelleyann – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Globally, there is increasing pressure on schools to enact change, and the literature indicates that transformational leadership is positively associated with school leaders' effectiveness at implementing positive reforms. Here, we report on a study conducted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) within the current context of intense educational…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Cultural Differences, Islam, Principals
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Shen, Jianping; Gao, Xingyuan; Xia, Jiangang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The notion of schools as "loosely coupled" organizations has been widely discussed in the research literature. Many argue it is either a protective mechanism for schools to buffer external pressure or a barrier for implementing new reforms. Against the backdrop of systemic change and accountability, we applied a two-level hierarchical…
Descriptors: Schools, Educational Change, Accountability, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Ganon-Shilon, Sherry; Schechter, Chen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Effective education reform depends on its successful realization by the school leadership carrying out the reform. School principals and middle leaders in the 21st century re-examine their traditional role so as to understand complexities and ambiguities characterizing their various responsibilities within the context of school reform. As critical…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Holistic Approach, Administrator Role
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Kruse, Sharon D.; Johnson, Bob L. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This work explores how mindful leadership practice can inform school and district leadership specifically as it occurs in professional learning communities (PLC). When school and district leaders create PLC cultures that encourage rich thinking and intentional practice, individual and organizational mindfulness is present. As leaders work to craft…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Communities of Practice, Administrator Role, School Districts
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Bøe, Marit; Hognestad, Karin; Waniganayake, Manjula – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article explores qualitative shadowing as an interpretivist methodology, and explains how two researchers participating simultaneously in data collection using a video recorder, contextual interviews and video-stimulated recall interviews, conducted a qualitative shadowing study at six early childhood centres in Norway. This paper emerged…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education, Leadership
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