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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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Chen, Junjun; Guo, Wei – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper reports on a study that examined the effect of school principals' emotional intelligence, and their instructional leadership, on improving teachers' instructional strategies. A sample of 534 primary teachers from 54 primary schools in China was approached and invited to respond to a questionnaire. Structural equation modelling…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Strategies
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Zheng, Xin; Yin, Hongbiao; Li, Zhanglin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The study explored the relationships among instructional leadership, professional learning community components, and teacher self-efficacy in the context of mainland China. Study subjects were 1082 elementary school teachers participating in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that instructional leadership had significant effects on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Limin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the last decade, there has been growing interest in professional learning communities (PLCs) outside mainstream Western contexts. In this paper, we provide a narrative synthesis of empirical studies of PLCs in kindergarten to 12th grade educational systems in mainland China published between 2006 and 2015. The review reveals five major emerging…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Liu, Shujie; Xu, Xianxuan; Grant, Leslie; Strong, James; Fang, Zheng – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article presents the results of an interpretive policy analysis of China's Ministry of Education Standards (2013) for the professional practice of principals. In addition to revealing the evolution of the evaluation of principals in China and the processes by which this policy is formulated, a comparative analysis was conducted to compare it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Policy Analysis
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Dou, Diya; Devos, Geert; Valcke, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study examines the relationship between school autonomy gap, principal leadership, school climate, teacher psychological factors, teachers' job satisfaction and organizational commitment under the context of school autonomy reform. A path model has been developed to define the relationships between principal leadership and teachers' outcomes…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Institutional Autonomy
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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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Yin, Hongbiao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Wang, Wenlan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Since the mid-1980s, a global resurgence of large-scale reform in the field of education has been witnessed. Implementing these reforms has created many dilemmas for change leaders. Following a three-year qualitative research project, the present study explores the dilemmas leaders faced during the implementation of the national curriculum reform…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Zhu, Chang; Engels, Nadine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This study examines teachers' and students' perceptions of the organizational culture of their universities and their views about and reactions to instructional innovations with regard to student-centred learning, collaborative learning and use of innovative educational technologies. Six Chinese universities were involved and in total 1051…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Universities, Instructional Innovation
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Hallinger, Philip; Lu, Jiafang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The past two decades have witnessed increasing global acceptance of the important role that capable leadership plays in education reform and school improvement. Consequently, policymakers internationally have actively sought means of strengthening capacity for school-level leadership, with a particular focus on the design of more effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education
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Zheng, Yulian; Walker, Allan; Chen, Shuangye – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article analyses the continuities and changes in principal development in mainland China over the past two decades by assessing the role of the state in shaping principal development over this period. The article outlines and analyses the 14 key policies that have shaped the practice of principal development. The main changes identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Government Role
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Wilson, Michael; Xue, Xiaomin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article reports the findings of a small-scale investigation into the perspectives of Chinese school leaders (school principals and deputy principals) on their leadership learning opportunities. The research draws on key policy documents and semi-structured interviews within a phenomenographic framework based on a cluster sample of ten school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Training, Professional Continuing Education
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Mercer, David; Ri, Lai – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
This article explores the role of heads of department in a small sample of secondary schools in the People's Republic of China. The research which underpins the article consisted of data collected from school teachers and headteachers of the case study schools. The outcome was that there is a large gap between how middle managers perceive their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Department Heads, Secondary Schools, Administrator Role
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Kim, Songmi; Kim, Eugene P. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Research literature considering school administrators in South Korea is disappointingly sparse. A central focus of this article is to investigate vital descriptors of Korean school administrators, including demographic profiles, entry perspectives, pre-service and in-service training and career commitment. Secondarily, the findings are compared to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Comparative Education, International Education