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Varpanen, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In early childhood education, the concept of distributed leadership has emerged as a key analytical tool for understanding leadership as well as a normative guide for what leadership should be. The concept originates in Peter Gronn's work, where it is positioned as overcoming the structure-agency debate, which is a foundational question in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Yin, Hongbiao; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi; Chai, Ching Sing; Ng, Clement Ka Kit – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This study examined the relationships between leadership practices, professional learning communities, teachers' efficacy beliefs and perceptions of whole-child development in the context of kindergarten education. A sample of 2120 teachers from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens participated in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that principals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Kolleck, Nina; Rieck, Angelika; Yemini, Miri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The rise of cross-sectoral collaboration initiatives has been widely documented. While schools and third-sector organizations share important educational goals in these initiatives, the predictors of their identification with common goals have not been examined systemically to date. This article analyses predictors of common goal identification…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation, Principals, Case Studies
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Moshel, Smadar; Berkovich, Izhak – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Mid-level roles in education have been widely explored, primarily in schools, but little research has been conducted during the systemic reform that involves creating a mid-level role between end units and the system. The present study explores the sense-making of early childhood leaders (ECLs) at the initial stage of their new role as mid-level…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Role Perception, Professional Identity, Middle Management
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Achituv, Sigal; Hertzog, Esther – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper is based on a study of daycare center managers participating in a project aimed at changing the communal approach in early childhood education (ECE) centers. The project was implemented by the ECE system of Israel's Association of Community Centers for ages birth to three, based on the Ecological Systems Theory (Bronfenbrenner, 1979).…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Administrators, Early Childhood Education
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Håkansson, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article presents the results of a qualitative study with the aim of contributing to an understanding of preschool managers' leadership in systematic quality work in a Swedish context. In line with the Education Act and the preschool curriculum, systematic quality work is compulsory in all Swedish preschools. This consists of several steps,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Administrators, Leadership
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Sims, Margaret; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hadley, Fay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the Australian early childhood sector the role of educational leader emerged as part of a very large process of policy reform that began in 2009. The position of educational leader was established to drive the quality improvement requirements of the reform, but many organizations did not establish these positions until several years after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Early Childhood Education
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Bøe, Marit; Hognestad, Karin; Waniganayake, Manjula – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article explores qualitative shadowing as an interpretivist methodology, and explains how two researchers participating simultaneously in data collection using a video recorder, contextual interviews and video-stimulated recall interviews, conducted a qualitative shadowing study at six early childhood centres in Norway. This paper emerged…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education, Leadership
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Brown, Chris; Zhang, Dell – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article has three aims: first, it examines the notion of evidence-informed practice and its benefits, as well as recent educational policy designed to promote schools' use of evidence. Second, it examines four distinct but overlapping and interdependent factors that school leaders need to consider if they wish to establish evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Research Utilization
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Sheard, Mary K.; Sharples, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Strategies that encourage direct linkage and exchange between researchers and practitioners are more likely to support changes in educational practice informed by research evidence. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain in linking effectiveness education research to real-world practice: addressing the knowing-doing gap. The paper describes…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Primary Education, Elementary Schools
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Kangas, Jonna; Venninen, Tuulikki; Ojala, Mikko – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
In this article, we describe the professional development towards distributed leadership among different organizational levels in Finnish day care centres within the Helsinki metropolitan area. The aim of the study was to monitor the progress of professional development between educational administration and practitioners. The data was based on…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers
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Coleman, Andy; Sharp, Caroline; Handscomb, Graham – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
There is wide recognition that early childhood experiences are critical to a child's development and their subsequent life chances. However, little research has been undertaken into leadership in early years settings, which is so influential in this regard. This article summarizes research into the leadership of Sure Start Children's Centres,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Child Development, Literature Reviews
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Male, Trevor; Palaiologou, Ioanna – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Literature examining effective leadership in education describe a number of models such as Transformational, Learner-Centred, Distributed and Situational. A similar example is "pedagogical leadership", a phrase that frequently appears in literature and one referring to forms of practice that shape and form teaching and learning to be…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Hooge, Edith; Honingh, Marlies – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
School boards are expected to monitor and enhance the educational quality of their schools. To know whether and how school boards are able to do so, we first of all need to know whether school boards are aware of the educational quality of their schools in the first place. Taking Dutch school boards in primary education as an exemplary case (N =…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Quality, Primary Education, Path Analysis
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Brinia, Vasiliki; Zimianiti, Lina; Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The development of emotional intelligence skills offers sufficient leadership qualities for advancing the organization and for achieving its objectives. In particular, the emotionally intelligent leader--principal is able to inspire and facilitate a self-conscious and organizational culture by adopting the values of understanding, trust, prospect,…
Descriptors: Principals, Emotional Intelligence, Administrator Characteristics, Primary Education
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