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Simkins, Tim; Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Maxwell, Bronwen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In England the balance of responsibilities between national and local government for the governance of education is changing. Relationships between schools are shifting and new structures, groups and alliances are being created in response to national policy. The article is part of a project to understand how the new local education landscapes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Administrators, Leadership Responsibility
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Eddy-Spicer, David; Bubb, Sara; Earley, Peter; Crawford, Megan; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article reports on research into headteacher performance management in England. The English school system couples organisational autonomy with close scrutiny of educational outcomes. The management of the performance of headteachers is a central aspect of such a system. The research involved a systematic literature review and the collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness
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Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Jones, Steve; Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Research to date about the English government's policy to make schools independent of local authorities (LAs) has looked at the "macro" level of national policy and at the "micro" level of the institution. The study of which this article is a part, explores changes at the "meso" level--the locality. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Crawford, Megan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article discusses solo and distributed leadership. Using the anniversary of "Educational Management Administration & Leadership" as a focal point, it looks back over the last 40 years of "EMAL", using this to frame a wider discussion of the relationship between solo and distributed leadership approaches. It acknowledges other approaches to…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership
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Crawford, Megan; Cowie, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article draws on research undertaken in Scotland as part of an International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP). The study is designed to address the question "How useful are principal preparation programmes to novice headteachers?" Drawing on the research data from Scotland, the authors examine how novice headteachers navigate…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Principals, Program Effectiveness
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Crawford, Megan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
This article reflects on emotion and leadership. It views emotions as the language of relationships, because it is through the language and experience of emotion that we contextualize not only our individuality but also our sense of belonging in a group. The article argues that emotion is inherent to the practice of leadership rather than separate…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Leadership Qualities, Principals, Elementary Schools