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Malinga, Cynthia B.; Jita, Loyiso C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
To date, little research has been conducted on subject leadership by primary and/or junior secondary school heads of department (HODs). Unlike their senior secondary school counterparts, South African science HODs have the more complex task of leading in the multidisciplinary context of natural sciences (NS1). Such leadership comes in addition to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Grade 8, Grade 9, Foreign Countries
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Zuze, Tia Linda; Juan, Andrea – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
International research has shown that the quality of school leadership and management (SLM) is important for teaching and learning, particularly in schools where there is acute resource deprivation. This article explores the relationship between leadership and academic achievement in South African secondary schools with varying socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Khanal, Jeevan; Perry, Freya; Park, Sae-Hoon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Empirical studies of school leadership in South Asia are limited. This qualitative study examines the ways in which principals in three award-winning community high schools enact leadership practices in their specific contexts in Nepal. The results reveal that the principals used multiple frames of leadership and were proactive towards reforms.…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness
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Arar, Khalid Husny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper traces challenges faced by six Arab women from three different Arab localities -- Palestinian Arab society in Israel, Palestinian Authority territories, and Jordan -- on their path to appointment as school principals, investigating how they cope with the challenges involved in women's leadership in a patriarchal society. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Arabs, Females, Barriers, Coping
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Santizo Rodall, Claudia A.; Ortega Salazar, Sylvia B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article discusses the type of organization and leadership that underlies a competency-based management rule established in Mexico (2008) applicable to principals in public upper high schools. This rule, identified as the 449 Agreement, describes competencies and communicates expected behavior. Implementation, however, is mediated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Competence
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Romero, Claudia; Krichesky, Gabriela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School leadership has been identified as a key function to assuring quality in education. Principals' leadership can have a direct effect on students' learning by improving teaching, or an indirect effect by creating conditions that foster learning. This exploratory study aims to understand how school principals exercise their leadership and its…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, High Schools, Principals, Interaction
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Tran, Henry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
In recent years, a principal supply shortage crisis has emerged in the USA. This problem has been exacerbated by an increase in principal departures, which has been found to be negatively related to school outcomes. While research exists on several determinants of principal turnover, any examination of the relationship between principals'…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Salaries, Academic Achievement, Principals
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Grobler, Bennie; Moloi, Connie; Thakhordas, Sunita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This quantitative study investigates teachers' perceptions of how Emotional Intelligence (EI) was utilised by their school principals to manage mandated curriculum change processes in schools in the Johannesburg North district of Gauteng in South Africa. Research shows that EI consists of a range of fundamental skills that could enable school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 10
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Zhang, Jia; Yuan, Rui; Yu, Shulin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Using qualitative data collected from three high schools in Shanghai, this study explored the barriers to the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Chinese schools from the perspectives of school leaders and teachers. Results indicate that the barriers identified by teachers in the development of PLCs include insufficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Barriers
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McCarley, Troy A.; Peters, Michelle L.; Decman, John M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Across the nation, quality leadership and positive school climate are critical to the success of every principal, student, and school. As a result, this study examined the relationship between teacher perceptions of the degree to which a principal displays the factors of transformational leadership and the perceived school climate. A purposeful…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Environment, High Schools, Urban Schools
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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper presents interview data from research conducted in two public high schools in the state of Queensland, Australia. The research was concerned with exploring issues of equity and diversity. Both schools had recently converted to "independent" status within a new state policy reform--the Independent Public Schools initiative.…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Branson, Christopher M.; Baig, Sharifullah; Begum, Abida – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Although there is growing research evidence to support the view that the leadership practice of the school principal is the second-most important influence on student learning behind classroom teaching, there is no clarity about what, exactly, the principal is meant to do to ensure this outcome. Hence, Leithwood et al. (2010) propose that one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Values, Student Behavior
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Hairon, Salleh; Goh, Jonathan W. P. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Distributed leadership is one of the most prominent contemporary leadership theories in education. Its attraction in education is perhaps due to its potential to bring about school improvement. A review of the literature, however, reveals broadness in the way the construct is being conceptualized and operationalized; thus making it elusive. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Factor Analysis
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Özdemir, Murat; Demircioglu, Ebru – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
In recent years educational organizations have begun to be administered by more sharing, participation and democratic principles. The school-based management approach accelerated during the decentralization period in education is also seen as a cause for spread of leadership throughout the school. This trend is reflected in the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Participative Decision Making, School Based Management
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Chikoko, Vitallis; Naicker, Inbanathan; Mthiyane, Siphiwe – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
This paper reports on evidence from five school principals regarding leadership practices that work in multiple deprived contexts. The South African educational landscape is complex, often described as a cocktail of first and third world institutions. Looking at the schooling system on a continuum, on the one end there are first class schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Environment, School Administration
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