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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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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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Modeste, Marsha E.; Hornskov, Søren Buhl; Bjerg, Helle; Kelley, Carolyn J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This comparative analysis applies a distributed leadership framework to data from teachers and leaders taking the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL). Because the policies educators in Denmark and the United States respond to in their daily practice are related through the transnational policy borrowing process, we are…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership
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Huang, Tiedan; Hochbein, Craig; Simons, Jordan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
While the significance of principals' roles is widely recognized, and the impactful behaviors of principals are empirically delineated, little is known about whether principals spend time in an impactful way, whether principals' time use varies across different school contexts, or whether principals' time use is related to critical school…
Descriptors: Principals, Time Management, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Taeyeon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
In this study, I explore how school principals experience transformative learning in relation to leadership development and how these experiences influence their leadership practices and perceptions. Transformative learning is critical for school leaders because it can lead to meaningful learning that qualitatively changes their leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Transformative Learning, Public Schools
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Arar, Khalid; Nasra, Muhammed Abu – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Using a sample of 300 Arab teachers in Israel, we developed a model to analyze how school-based management directly and indirectly (through motivation) affects school effectiveness. The results show that there is a positive relationship between all dimensions of self-management (decision-making, resource and personnel management, availability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Arabs
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Mahfouz, Julia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Various job demands continue to be very stressing and exhausting for school administrators who have to work under unprecedented pressure. This qualitative study explores the various stressors school administrators experience and the coping strategies they utilize to manage their stress. Findings show that the various stressors experienced by the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
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Dobson, Tom; Rose, Anthea; Parton, Graham; Hart, Melissa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Policy changes to school governance have led to Governing Bodies (GBs) increasingly appointing skilled professionals from the business community. Research into these GBs views governors from business as a threat to lay governors and the stakeholder model. Whilst there has been exploration of the contributions of business governors, the ways in…
Descriptors: Governance, Faculty Development, Employee Attitudes, Governing Boards
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The aim of this study was to explore principals' perceptions of school practices that have ethical meaning through a transnational perspective based on the 8th grade TIMSS 2015 international assessment. The sample comprised 8353 principals from 8353 different schools and 280,130 students that participated in the TIMSS 2015 survey. We used…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Correlation, School Administration
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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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Starkey, Louise; Eppel, Elizabeth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 1989, New Zealand started to follow an international trend of reforming education policy according to the neoliberal principles of competition, choice and self-managing schools. Since then, the increasing availability of digital data in schools has corresponded with the development of student achievement measurement tools and benchmarking of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Hammad, Waheed; Shah, Saeeda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Muslim faith schools have been existent in the UK since the 1980s and their number has been rising ever since. These schools are established specifically to provide Muslim children with a learning environment based on Islamic values. However, fulfilling such a mission would not be an easy task in a globalised context characterised by secularism…
Descriptors: Muslims, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role
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