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Pashiardis, Petros; Savvides, Vassos; Lytra, Eleni; Angelidou, Kakia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The purpose of this article is twofold as it aims to compliment the effort of identifying the personal qualities and professional competencies generic to effective school leaders and to contribute to the comparison of effective leadership in diverse cultural contexts. Five examples of successful school principals in rural primary schools in Cyprus…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Interviews, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Pijl, Sip Jan; Frissen, Paul H. A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
Inclusive education challenges all schools to cater for a wider range of students. This implies that schools and teachers have to change. This literature study analyses how, if at all, policymakers can bring about changes in schools. Specific steering concepts of policymakers, whose interventions seem to address schools as "machine" bureaucracies,…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Educational Policy, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter; Verhoeven, Jef C.; Buvens, Ina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
Schools are increasingly expected to take responsibility for aspects of educational quality assurance. The fact that the Flemish government requires its schools to conduct self-evaluations of their equal opportunities policies is an example of this. This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the quality of these school…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups)