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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
Research leadership, a much neglected area of educational leadership and management, is disadvantaged by having an underdeveloped and inadequate knowledge base. This article represents a contribution to this knowledge base through a conceptual analysis. It presents as propositional knowledge an original theoretical model of the componential…
Descriptors: Researchers, Qualitative Research, Professional Development, Writing for Publication
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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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Allix, Nicholas; Gronn, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Despite a long history and considerable study, leadership remains a notoriously perplexing and enigmatic phenomenon. Although the "new leadership" perspective has revived convictions and general interest in leadership studies, conceptual and methodological problems nevertheless remain a feature of the research and theory-building terrain, and some…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Leadership, Knowledge Level, Epistemology
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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
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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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Foskett, Nick; Lumby, Jacky; Fidler, Brian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Consideration of the quality, relevance and utility of research in educational leadership and management has been a growing concern of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, but there is little agreement about its current state or priorities for development. The article reflects on the key criticisms that have been made of research in…
Descriptors: Audiences, Educational Administration, Researchers, Instructional Leadership