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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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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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Chan, Chi Wai – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Studies on school leadership in Hong Kong have mainly focused on primary and secondary schools, with only a handful of studies looking at leadership in early childhood education. This paper aims to report the findings of a study on strategic leadership in Hong Kong's kindergartens. It discusses the challenges that Hong Kong kindergarten leaders…
Descriptors: School Administration, Kindergarten, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Chan, Chi Wai – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Since the implementation of the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme (PEVS) in 2007, its built-in quality assurance mechanism has brought about subtle changes in the work relationship between kindergarten (KG) principals and teachers. The increasing demand for accountability and the call for improvement in the quality of pre-school education are…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Principals
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Prokopiadou, Georgia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
New technologies are widely used in several domains of human activity and business, including education, because of their positive impact on information management and service delivery. Considering technology's ability to provide for advanced and updated technological tools and applications, information and communication technologies (ICT) have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, School Administration, Educational Research