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Kolleck, Nina; Rieck, Angelika; Yemini, Miri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The rise of cross-sectoral collaboration initiatives has been widely documented. While schools and third-sector organizations share important educational goals in these initiatives, the predictors of their identification with common goals have not been examined systemically to date. This article analyses predictors of common goal identification…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation, Principals, Case Studies
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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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Buske, Ramona; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this study, we examine the relationships between principals' evidence-oriented attitudes and their data use in school leadership practices. Based on theoretical assumptions and existing empirical research, we develop hypotheses on the correlation of evidence-oriented attitudes, epistemological beliefs and principals' data use. We test these…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice
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Dormann, Markus; Hinz, Stefan; Wittmann, Eveline – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Digital media and digital data processing have substantially influenced public institutions in recent years and changed their efficiency, effectiveness and organisational set-up (nature of organisations). Based on Fountain's Technology Enactment Framework (TEF), this paper argues that, firstly, in a circular process, digital requirements transform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Public Schools, Computer Uses in Education
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Gessler, Michael; Ashmawy, Iman K. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
In this explorative qualitative study the effect of political decentralization on vocational school leadership is investigated. Through conducting structural interviews with 15 school principals in the states of Bremen and Lower Saxony in Germany, the study was able to conclude that political decentralization entails the creation of elected bodies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Schools, Administrative Organization, Politics of Education
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Huber, Stephan Gerhard – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article investigates the use of multiple learning approaches and different modes and types of learning in the (continuous) professional development (PD) of school leaders, particularly the use of self-assessment and feedback. First, formats and multiple approaches to professional learning are described. Second, a possible approach to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Administrator Education
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Roebken, Heinke – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
The finding and the recruiting of scientists have been a long-standing issue in higher education. Due to the dearth of reliable evidence on scholarly potential at an early stage of a scientist's career, the hiring department often has to look for alternative assessment criteria. Drawing on the similarity-attraction theory, it is hypothesized that…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Teacher Selection
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Wittmann, Eveline – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
In the face of globalization, states around the world have tried to regain legitimacy by using a policy framework known as new public management (NPM). In education, it promises to improve quality and competitiveness, by means of increasing control over educational institutions, implementing managerial techniques and submitting educational…
Descriptors: Semantics, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Global Approach