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Shengnan, Liu; Hallinger, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Teacher professional learning plays a critical role in education reform by enabling teachers to refine their professional skills and keep up with changing content knowledge, pedagogy, and trends in schooling. This study examines how and under what conditions principal instructional leadership contributes to teachers' professional learning in…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Chen, Wen-Yan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the context of educational decentralisation, school leadership encompassing different sources of leadership is significant for school performance. However, few studies have investigated the pathway regarding how principals and teachers as distinct sources of learning-centred leadership exert impact on teacher learning. To this end, survey data…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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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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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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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Systems thinking is a holistic approach that puts the study of wholes before that of parts. This study explores systems thinking among school middle leaders--teachers who have management responsibility for a team of teachers or for an aspect of the school's work. Interviews were held with 93 school coordinators, among them year heads, heads of…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership
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Truong, Thang Dinh; Hallinger, Philip; Sanga, Kabini – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
There is an emerging global consensus that the knowledge base in educational leadership and management must offer a deeper examination of leadership practice across a more diverse set of national contexts. Nonetheless, a recent review of the literature in this field concluded that this challenge has yet to be adequately addressed with respect to…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Principals
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You, Sukkyung; Kim, Ann Y.; Lim, Sun Ah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study applied multilevel modeling to examine how individual characteristics, such as gender and teaching experience, and contextual characteristics, such as principal leadership and perceived colleague support, influenced Korean secondary school teachers' sense of job satisfaction. Previous research identified teachers with high job…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Nasra, Muhammed Abu; Heilbrunn, Sibylle – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The present study aims to extend and integrate previous research on the mediating effects of trust in supervisor and job satisfaction on the relationship between transformational leadership style and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Drawing on previous research, we argue that transformational leadership impacts OCB directly and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Job Satisfaction
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Liljenberg, Mette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Leadership is considered to be significant for creating a developing and learning school organisation. In Sweden, distributed leadership and teacher teams are an "institutionalised practice"; despite this, sustainable school improvement is difficult to achieve. This article presents findings from a case study of three schools that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Case Studies
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Minckler, Cheri Hoff – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This quantitative study explores the relationship between school leadership and the development and sustenance of teacher social capital. The literature review discusses aspects of leadership theory to elucidate understanding of how leadership influences teachers' working relationships. Quantitative methodology and analyses ascertain the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership, Social Capital, Interprofessional Relationship