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Service, Brenda; Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Effective school leadership is widely acknowledged as having a positive impact on student achievement. However, there appears to be no deliberate process to sustain New Zealand principals' effectiveness throughout their careers. This article discusses the views of current and former New Zealand secondary school principals about their complex role…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Davies, Peter; Diamond, Colin; Perry, Thomas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Policy reform around the globe has increased the autonomy that schools enjoy in spending on resources. This reform assumes that schools face strong incentives to use their resources to maximise pupil attainment and that they know best how to spend their money to achieve this aim. This study provides evidence of the relationship between governance…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Governance, Expenditures, Secondary Schools
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Ma, Xiaorong; Marion, Russ – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This study employed a multilevel modeling approach to examine the impact of principal instructional leadership on teacher efficacy and the mediating role played by faculty trust in that process. A total of 50 secondary school principals and 714 teachers in a minority region of Western China participated in the study. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Self Efficacy, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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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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Alqahtani, Abdulaziz Saeed; Noman, Mohammad; Kaur, Amrita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This qualitative study aims to explore the core leadership practices of school principals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Given the exploratory nature of this study, a qualitative research design methodology was employed through which an in-depth, multi-perspective study of the practices of four secondary school principals was carried out.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools
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Gilbride, Neil; James, Chris; Carr, Sam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The way school principals make sense of the context of their work shapes their actions. As in all adults, principals' sense-making capability is a function of the ego and can change over time. Adult ego development theory describes distinct, qualitatively different stages of sense-making ability. The research reported here assessed the adult ego…
Descriptors: Principals, Adults, School Administration, Administrator Behavior
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Sam, Cecile H. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article is one of the few empirical studies exploring the "dark side" of ethical leadership. Using Oplatka's Irresponsible Leadership as an unethical leadership framework, the qualitative study explores how teachers conceptualize and experience unethical administrative leadership at their respective schools in the United States.…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Administrator Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Colman, Aly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area of deprivation, providing the setting for a detailed case study of school leadership in a state secondary school and a state primary school, both with recent or ongoing experience of intense scrutiny…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
School principals were required to engage in crisis leadership throughout New Zealand's first seven-week COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. Eighteen school principals from a range of secondary schools were interviewed about their experiences. The challenges they faced included preparing students and teachers for online teaching and learning for an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Merga, Margaret K.; Roni, Saiyidi Mat; Malpique, Anabela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The needs of struggling literacy learners beyond the early years of schooling warrant greater attention. For struggling literacy learners to attain their academic, vocational, and social goals, schools should position literacy as a whole school priority and enhance opportunities for student literacy learning across all learning areas. However, it…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Yan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research evidence regarding the relative effects of instructional leadership and distributed leadership on teacher job satisfaction and self-efficacy is limited; it is even less evidential when the indirect effects of mediation variables between school leadership and teacher outcomes, including supportive school culture and teacher collaboration,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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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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Morris, Julia E.; Lummis, Geoffrey W.; Lock, Graeme; Ferguson, Cath; Hill, Susan; Nykiel, Annette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This Australian case study explored the implementation of strategies to support the development of a positive school culture among whole school staff. A participatory action research approach was used to involve leadership staff in the development of a mixed method assessment of the school organisation. Baseline data from the School Organisational…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, School Culture, School Personnel, Secondary Schools
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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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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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