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Vekeman, Eva; Devos, Geert; Valcke, Martin; Rosseel, Yves – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore whether the relationship between teachers' person-organisation (P-O) fit, job satisfaction and intention to move to another school varies depending on the way a bundle of human resource (HR) practices is configured in education. Drawing on strategic human resource management literature, a strategic and human…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Path Analysis, Principals
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Vekeman, Eva; Devos, Geert; Valcke, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Since research shows that the quality of a school's teaching force is related to its personnel practices, there is a growing interest in human resource management (HRM) in education. Existing research has generated insights into the differences, constraints and effects of single and isolated HR practices. Yet, little research is available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Beginning Teachers, Principals
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Piot, Liesbeth; Kelchtermans, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This study analyses the collaboration between principals within four Flemish school federations (voluntary collaborative networks between either primary or secondary schools). Interview data from principals were analysed using a micropolitical perspective. A central idea in micropolitical theory is that organization members' actions (and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Politics, Conflict of Interest
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Penninckx, Maarten; Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Despite the increased importance of school inspection in recent years, the current knowledge base does not provide a clear view on the effects and side effects of being inspected. More evidence is needed in more diverse educational contexts. This article responds to this need with a quantitative study on the effects and side effects of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Feys, Ellen; Devos, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Incentivized collaboration, schools that receive incentives such as public funding or additional resources if they join a network, has become quite popular in Europe and North America (e.g. England, Flanders, United States). We used a comparative case study design to explore why schools would enter such an incentivized network and what role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Incentives, Networks
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Teacher evaluation policy is implemented in many countries to improve the teaching quality in schools. This paper explores the implementation of teacher evaluation policy in secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium). The case study method is used to explore the implementation process in six schools, which are selected based upon teachers' perception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Zhu, Chang; Devos, Geert; Tondeur, Jo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The aim of this research is to gain understanding about school culture characteristics of primary schools in the Flemish and Chinese context. The study was carried out in Flanders (Belgium) and China, involving a total of 44 Flemish schools and 40 Chinese schools. The School Culture Scales were used to measure five school culture dimensions with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education
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Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter; Verhoeven, Jef C.; Buvens, Ina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
Schools are increasingly expected to take responsibility for aspects of educational quality assurance. The fact that the Flemish government requires its schools to conduct self-evaluations of their equal opportunities policies is an example of this. This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the quality of these school…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups)