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Hirsh, Åsa; Segolsson, Mikael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The current study reported here is one within a research project aimed at the identification of enabling and constraining factors in a two-year school-development project at a large secondary school in Sweden, where all teaching staff were involved in improving the quality of instruction through collaborative analyses. In this project a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Quality
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Schad, Elinor – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teachers' perceptions of organizational communication were assessed using a tailored questionnaire, sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden. Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication; however, a lack of…
Descriptors: Time Management, Teacher Attitudes, Organizational Communication, Organizational Climate
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Nordholm, Daniel; Andersson, Klas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article explores newly appointed principals' descriptions of a decentralised and market adopted school system. An institutional logics perspective is applied to analyse how logics visible at the national level evoke images among principals at the local level. Empirical data consist of 66 examinations from the National Principal Training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrative Organization
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Håkansson, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article presents the results of a qualitative study with the aim of contributing to an understanding of preschool managers' leadership in systematic quality work in a Swedish context. In line with the Education Act and the preschool curriculum, systematic quality work is compulsory in all Swedish preschools. This consists of several steps,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Administrators, Leadership
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Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Törnsen, Monika – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study examines two female principals in upper secondary schools and the development of their professional identities, focusing on schools in Sweden and Texas, USA. The study is part of a larger international research project with global conversations about what successful leadership means, and asks: in what ways do female secondary school…
Descriptors: Females, Principals, Secondary Schools, Professional Identity
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Peterson, Helen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Sweden is among the countries with the highest per cent of women university Vice Chancellors in Europe. In "She Figures 2012" the average proportion of female Vice Chancellors in the 27 European Union countries is estimated to be 10 per cent. In Sweden the number is much higher: 43 per cent. Swedish higher education management has…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, College Administration, Foreign Countries, Females
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Liljenberg, Mette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Leadership is considered to be significant for creating a developing and learning school organisation. In Sweden, distributed leadership and teacher teams are an "institutionalised practice"; despite this, sustainable school improvement is difficult to achieve. This article presents findings from a case study of three schools that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Case Studies
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Salo, Petri; Nylund, Jan; Stjernstrøm, Else – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
This paper explores the concept of instructional leadership and principals' perceptions of the practices of instructional leadership. Despite the emphasis on the effects of school leadership regarding teaching practices and learning outcomes, research on direct instructional leadership is scarce. It is focused either on identifying overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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O'Connor, Pat; Goransson, Anita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
We focus on gender stereotypes in West European university management by comparing two countries: Sweden and Ireland. In secular Sweden there are strong policies that are implemented at all political levels supported by the public discourse; while in Ireland such measures are few and the equality infrastructures and discourse have been weakened by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Sex Stereotypes, Comparative Analysis
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Lundstrom, Ulf – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article describes and discusses Swedish upper-secondary teachers' perceptions of the effects of individual performance-related pay (PRP) in the context of educational restructuring and governance. The empirical data were generated through semi-structured interviews of 23 teachers. Power's distinction between programmatic and technological…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Performance Based Assessment, Interviews
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Flygt, Erland – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
This article presents a critical review of instruments used to evaluate compulsory schools in Sweden and is part of a doctoral programme project investigating the relationship between school architecture and learning. In Sweden, as in many countries, evaluation instruments are used both to improve school quality and as a means to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Doctoral Programs, Educational Facilities Design
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Norberg, Katarina; Johansson, Olof – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
Being a skillful school leader presumes the competence to judge the ethical consequences of actions. This implies a need for all school agents to discover and analyze what values are at stake and, in turn, reconcile didactic rationality with ethical rationality. This article aims to explore ethical dilemmas in daily school practice, experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Principals, Values
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Svedberg, Lars – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Managing organizations in modern societies takes place through persuasion and the seductive use of language rather than, as in past societies, through physical violence and repression. In this respect new management discourses imply a linguistic process where actors within education gradually become defined within other frames of reference. This…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration