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Pietsch, Marcus; Tulowitzki, Pierre; Cramer, Colin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Both organizational and management research suggest that schools and their leaders need to be ambidextrous to secure prosperity and long-term survival in dynamic environments characterized by competition and innovation. In this context, ambidexterity refers to the ability to simultaneously pursue exploitation and exploration and thus to deliver…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles
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Meyer, André; Richter, Dirk; Hartung-Beck, Viola – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Empirical research considers teacher collaboration to be an important predictor of outcome variables at the student, teacher, and school level. Principals are responsible for shaping teachers' work environments, and in doing so, they can strengthen and support teacher collaboration. Drawing on social interdependence theory, we hypothesized that…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Collaboration, Correlation
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Klein, Esther Dominique; Schwanenberg, Jasmin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
As a result of reforms in the governance of schools, the role of principals in Germany has changed from a teacher with additional administrative tasks to a leader of school improvement. However, many principals in Germany did not receive any substantial formal training for management and leadership tasks. Using the results of a survey of 1240…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Professional Development
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The introduction of school governing bodies in South African schools has largely been motivated by a democratic discourse of communal participation, belonging and accountability. How this has been interpreted has seemingly been limited to understandings of parental participation in the daily functioning of schools. In turn, research on school…
Descriptors: Governance, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Gao, Lin; Shi, Meijia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The present study addresses the question of whether school leadership matters. It employs second-order meta-analysis to synthesize results from 12 first-order meta-analyses examining school leadership effects published 2003-2019. These meta-analyses collectively examined 512 primary studies published across four decades (1978-2019). Results showed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Van Mieghem, Aster; Verschueren, Karine; Donche, Vincent; Struyf, Elke – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Belgium ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009, which implies that an inclusive education (IE) system at all levels should be realized. Consequently, recent legislation in Flanders (Belgium) aims to reduce the current segregated school system, which has caused some resistance from practitioners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Reyes, Vicente Chua, Jr. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This qualitative research inquiry explores how school leaders shape their identities while navigating incessant and seemingly endless school transformations. The central questions addressed are the following: how do school leaders make sense of their identities in rapid periods of reform? And how do they view themselves in new educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Identification (Psychology), Principals, Self Concept
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David; Parkman, Scott – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This is a qualitative exploratory study that focuses on emotional intelligence attributes of public-school leaders in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The research questions endorsed the emotional intelligence school leaders exhibit along five dimensions: (a) self-awareness; (b) managing emotions; (c) motivation; (d) empathy; and (e) social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Self Concept
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Beauchamp, Gary; Hulme, Moira; Clarke, Linda; Hamilton, Lorna; Harvey, Janet A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted school leaders across the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom (UK) with a period of exceptional crisis. This responsive, small-scale, but UK-wide study focuses on headteacher perspectives on leadership and management in the initial stages of this pandemic, contributing to our understanding of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Administration
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Tal-Alon, Noa; Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The aim of this study was to identify the ethical dilemmas of school principals who employ teachers with different physical disabilities. By conducting 18 in-depth interviews with principals from different school levels and different sectors in Israel, we identified the ethical dilemmas that emerged and their causes. The findings reveal that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Ethics, Physical Disabilities
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Forfang, Hilde – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The literature has revealed that high-performing districts establish collaborative working relations with school leaders as a part of the strategy to improve student achievement. This study was designed to investigate the relationships and interactions that school owners and principals in municipalities with high-performing school results employ…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Municipalities, Governance, Rural Schools
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Johnson, Lauri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article analyzes the career trajectories of eight Black and South Asian headteachers who were part of a larger study of three generations of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) headteachers (28) interviewed in 2015 (Johnson, 2017). Using a longitudinal life history approach and portraiture, it seeks to answer the question, "How do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Principals, Leadership
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Shaked, Haim; Benoliel, Pascale Sarah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Instructional leadership, which emphasizes the teaching and learning aspects of school principalship, is an essential ingredient for improving student achievement. At the same time, boundary management, which includes both internal and external boundary activities, is intrinsic to today's schools and poses one of the most persistent and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Holloway, Jessica; Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper troubles notions of 'social justice' as being compromised and fractured by the autonomous school agenda. Drawing on interviews with 13 autonomous school principals in Australia, it demonstrates how the devolution of schooling simultaneously rips the seams of the 'social' fabric that makes "collective" justice possible. The…
Descriptors: School Districts, Social Justice, Administrative Organization, Public Education
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Blake, Beverley Shannon; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The crisis in the quality of South African education is evident in a growing perception among South Africans that public schooling will not be able to enhance the educational outcomes and future of their children. This has resulted in a flight trend of learners across all types of primary and secondary education. Historically (pre-1994), South…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, School Choice, Middle Class
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