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Santizo Rodall, Claudia A.; Ortega Salazar, Sylvia B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article discusses the type of organization and leadership that underlies a competency-based management rule established in Mexico (2008) applicable to principals in public upper high schools. This rule, identified as the 449 Agreement, describes competencies and communicates expected behavior. Implementation, however, is mediated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Competence
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Flessa, Joseph; Bramwell, Daniela; Fernandez, Magdalena; Weinstein, José – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School site leadership has commanded the attention of researchers and policymakers in Anglo-American jurisdictions for at least two decades, but little is known about how many other parts of the globe have addressed this topic. This paper reviews published research and policy documents related to school leadership in Latin America between…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Literature Reviews, Position Papers, Leadership
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Castillo, Felipe Aravena; Hallinger, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this systematic review was to further our understanding of educational leadership and management (EDLM) knowledge production in Latin America. We conducted a "topographical review" of 48 articles from Latin America published in eight "core" EDLM journals published between 1991 and 2017. Data analysis focused on…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Administration, Leadership, Governance
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Romero, Claudia; Krichesky, Gabriela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School leadership has been identified as a key function to assuring quality in education. Principals' leadership can have a direct effect on students' learning by improving teaching, or an indirect effect by creating conditions that foster learning. This exploratory study aims to understand how school principals exercise their leadership and its…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, High Schools, Principals, Interaction
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Valiente Sandó, Pedro; Prada, José J. Del Toro; Sarduy, Yunier Pérez; Ramírez, Jorge González – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article analyzes the results of a study in which the objective was to assess the process of school principals' training in Cuba. Data collection was done through the revision of existing documents and administering of questionnaires to subjects involved in the training process. Universities and provincial and municipal departments of education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Training, Questionnaires
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Weinstein, José; Azar, Ariel; Flessa, Joseph – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Latin American educational policy has relied on the assumption that better preparation can help school leaders improve their professional performance, thus improving quality of schools. Training programs for present or future school leaders have proliferated in the region, often publicly financed, but without enough evidence of their impact. Using…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Elementary Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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Galdames, Sergio; Montecinos, Carmen; Campos, Fabián; Ahumada, Luis; Leiva, María Verónica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In a context characterised by triple sources of accountability demands, principals in Chile are required to mobilise change to raise performance indicators. School improvement is a complex endeavour--a complexity that is intensified for newly appointed principals, particularly when placed in a high-poverty, ineffective school. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Readiness, Educational Change
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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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