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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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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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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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Starkey, Louise; Eppel, Elizabeth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 1989, New Zealand started to follow an international trend of reforming education policy according to the neoliberal principles of competition, choice and self-managing schools. Since then, the increasing availability of digital data in schools has corresponded with the development of student achievement measurement tools and benchmarking of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Chong, Stephanie; Geare, Alan; Willett, Roger J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper addresses the issues of managerialism and collegiality in universities in times of change. It is based on a case study of a New Zealand university from 1985 to 2010 using interviews with key participants and documentary evidence from the public and private domains. The study concludes that views of university staff about the concepts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Notman, Ross – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
There is developing interest in how professional identity can support educational leaders' management of change. This article explores the conceptualisation and interplay of identity formation with adaptive and contingent forms of educational leadership. The article draws on qualitative data obtained from two New Zealand school principals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Principals, Educational Administration
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Robertson, Sylvia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
School principals have unique identities that influence capacity to manage change. This New Zealand study explores professional identity in educational leadership and addresses a lesser researched area of identity transformation in longer-serving principals. Principals were asked how they perceived themselves as changing or changed as they led…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Principals, Elementary Education, Case Studies
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Anderson, Karen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper reviews a selection of literature on secondary principal practice from which to propose an approach for further research. The review demonstrates that applications of Bourdieu's theory of practice have contributed to understandings about secondary principal practice, and that the distinction he made between rules and strategies has the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Principals, Educational Practices, Secondary Education
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Branson, Christopher M.; Franken, Margaret; Penney, Dawn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The paper is informed by a research study exploring middle leadership as experienced by Chairpersons of Departments within one faculty in a university in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is argued that middle leadership in higher education needs to be understood as a highly complex relational endeavour, characterised by compromises that are negotiated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, College Administration, Middle Management
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Owusu-Bempah, Justice; Addison, Ramzi; Fairweather, John – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The authentic leadership literature suggests that there are three critical elements that precede the bestowal of authentic leadership: first, the espoused values and actions of authentic leaders must be congruent; second, the expectation of the leaders and the followers must be congruent; and, third, the leaders must behave with high moral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Q Methodology, Language of Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Gibson, Alaster – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This article discusses key findings from my doctoral research involving a qualitative case study inquiring into the lived experiences of spirituality in principal leadership and its influence on teachers and their teaching within three public primary school contexts in New Zealand. Spirituality is understood in this article as a complex and…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Lubienski, Christopher – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Recent reforms in England's education system have been justified on the grounds that other countries have pursued similar approaches to education reform. Many such policies that by-pass or otherwise diminish meso-level institutions demonstrate a commitment to the idea of devolving authority to local actors. The current reforms in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Governance
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Cardno, Carol; Youngs, Howard – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article presents the perceptions of approximately 300 experienced New Zealand principals who participated in a pilot leadership development initiative funded by the Ministry of Education. The Experienced Principals Development Programme (EPDP) underwent a rigorous evaluation that included formative (mid-point) and summative (end-point)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Heikka, Johanna; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hujala, Eeva – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article seeks to establish a new research agenda on distributed leadership by linking early childhood and school leadership research. It begins with a discussion of how distributed leadership is conceptualized, including a discussion of the main features and meanings of distributed leadership as defined by key scholars who have maintained a…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Leadership
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Cranston, Neil – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The last decade or so has seen an emerging literature supporting the position that school leaders and school leadership are important. This article argues, however, that recent developments in the area of school leadership have led to an orthodoxy that needs to be challenged and tested. It is an orthodoxy that has been driven essentially by those…
Descriptors: Accountability, Professional Identity, Professional Autonomy, Educational Administration
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