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Gorard, Stephen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Research in education, and in educational leadership and management, has been heavily criticized in the UK for lack of quality and relevance. The criticism has led to a number of initiatives intended to ameliorate the situation, of which this special issue focusing on methods of investigation is a part. The article briefly considers the range of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Levacic, Rosalind – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
There has been an increasing emphasis in educational policies, practices and professional development on the capacity of educational leadership to exert a causal impact on student cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. If the strict criteria of counterfactual causality are adhered to no causal inference could be made about the effects of…
Descriptors: Statistical Studies, Research Methodology, Inferences, Instructional Leadership
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Heck, Ronald H.; Hallinger, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
This article comments on the state of research in educational leadership and management as a field of study between 1990 and the present. We discuss the role of research reviews and compendia in the field as a means of identifying past trends, current dilemmas, and future directions for scholarship. We conclude five major points. First, today…
Descriptors: School Administration, Researchers, Instructional Leadership, Principals