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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
For much of the past half-century, scholars from various parts of the world have studied the early stages of school principals' careers. This article presents the results of a review of research on novice principals (NPs) regarding its current status, intellectual structure and conceptual structure. The review conducted bibliometric and content…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Educational Research, Scholarship, Journal Articles
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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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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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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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Croucher, Gwilym; Wen, Wen; Coates, Hamish; Goedegebuure, Leo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Ensuring effective university governance and leadership is more important than ever before given contemporary transformations of higher education functions, institutions and social roles. This paper reports contributions which seek to stimulate research in this field. Drawing from the formative case study of Australian universities, it discusses…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Higher Education, Case Studies, Universities
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Gibson, Mark T.; Simon, Susan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article explores the effects on former principals who have undergone involuntary job dissolution. It draws upon a study of 10 former principals who have experienced involuntary job dissolution in England and Australia; however, none of the participants were dismissed. Hour-long, one-to-one interviews were conducted with each participant and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Motivation
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Lipscombe, Kylie; Tindall-Ford, Sharon; Grootenboer, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Increasingly, educational systems are appreciating the importance of middle leaders leading educational improvement in schools. Schools depend on middle leaders to lead site-based educational development in areas including curriculum development, teacher professional learning and student learning improvement. Middle leaders are in a unique but…
Descriptors: School Administration, Middle Management, Administrator Role, Teacher Leadership
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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
While shadowing as a method has been analysed and discussed, these discussions have often been focused on (business) management research as opposed to school leadership research. Additionally, little attention has so far been paid to the parameters of shadowing. Without knowledge of these matters, the validity, merits and difficulties of shadowing…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, Principals, Leadership Training, Educational Administration
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McGrath-Champ, Susan; Stacey, Meghan; Wilson, Rachel; Fitzgerald, Scott; Rainnie, Al; Parding, Karolina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Shifts in schooling policy have had substantial impact upon the role of principals as well as the relationship that principals have with their teaching staff. In this paper we report on the initiatives 30 principals in a diverse range of devolved Australian government schools adopt to shape and support the local, school-level working conditions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals, Foreign Countries
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O'Neill, Michael R.; Glasson, Shane – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article contributes to the limited body of literature pertaining to attempts by educational systems to satisfy the professional learning needs of experienced principals, defined as those with more than 10 years of experience in at least two schools. Specifically, this article illustrates the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia's…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities
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Sims, Margaret; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hadley, Fay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the Australian early childhood sector the role of educational leader emerged as part of a very large process of policy reform that began in 2009. The position of educational leader was established to drive the quality improvement requirements of the reform, but many organizations did not establish these positions until several years after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Early Childhood Education
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Maxwell, Aimee; Riley, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Most research into emotional labour is focussed on front-line service staff and health professionals, in short-term interactions. Little exists exploring the emotional labour involved in repeated on-going interactions by educational leaders with key stakeholders. This study explored the relationships between emotional demands, three emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Principals, Correlation, Administrator Responsibility
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Grootenboer, Peter; Hardy, Ian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The importance of leadership for improving educational outcomes in schools has been widely promoted. However, the nature of leadership practices, in context, has received less attention in the educational leadership literature. In this article, we present a case study of the specific leadership practices that developed in one school site serving…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Case Studies
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McCulla, Norman; Degenhardt, Leoni – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The need to identify and suitably prepare teachers to undertake school leadership roles especially as principals is now well documented in the literature. Similarly documented is the general concern about the lack of suitable applicants willing to consider the role. This study raised the question of what might be learnt when a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training
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Sarros, James C.; Sarros, Anne M.; Cooper, Brian K.; Santora, Joseph C.; Baker, Robin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This study examines the degree to which senior executive members of a school's decision-making team (senior management team and board of directors) are aligned on fundamental principles of school strategy. Our study is based on a conceptual framework of strategic leadership as it applies in an Australian independent school context. We also examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Governing Boards, Strategic Planning
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