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Göktürk, Söheyda; Tülübas, Tijen; Keklik, Yasin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This qualitative case study examines the macro role transition experiences of the ex-school principals who were returned to teaching following an abrupt policy change in 2014. Based on an existing model of macro role transition and role identification by Ashforth, the present study aims to understand the challenging consequences of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Schools in Turkey are primarily influenced by the Ministry of National Education ("Milli Egitim Bakanligi") through laws and regulations. Compliance with regulations might be characterised as superficial in many respects and can lead to schools 'decoupling' their espoused structures from the realities of practice. In other words, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Oldac, Yusuf Ikbal; Kondakci, Yasar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between student achievement and a set of school-level variables, including distributed leadership, academic optimism, teacher collaboration and enabling school structure. The study was designed as correlational research. A Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) analysis was conducted with a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Power Structure
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Keller, Dan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Leaders of international schools find themselves operating within a loosely defined, yet rapidly growing, specialty niche of education. The leadership context for these schools is often filled with ambiguity and complex tensions between opposing forces. This article proposes a two-stage framework for critically analyzing the dualities of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, International Schools, Guidelines
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Zayim, Merve; Kondakci, Yasar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Readiness for change is one of the constructs that fosters positive behaviours, attitudes and thinking towards new adjustments on the part of employees. As one of the internal context variables, trust acts as a catalyst for supportive behaviours in times of change and uncertainty by reducing change related resistance and stress. Based on this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Gumus, Sedat; Akcaoglu, Mete – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
School leadership, one of the most important aspects of school improvement, has not received much attention from either policymakers or researchers in Turkey despite many countries embrace creating and developing effective leaders as one of the important first steps to improve their education. This research looked at the instructional leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Principals
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Erdem, Mustafa; Aydin, Inayet; Tasdan, Murat; Akin, Ugur – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The main purpose of this article is to assess the opinions of district governors, who are the highest ranked civilian authority within a district, on educational problems and solutions at the local level. A qualitative research approach was utilized. The district governors believe that they have a very significant and active role in raising…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Gokce, Feyyat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
Technological and economic changes affect societies, and consequently bring about change in education. Elementary school principals in Turkey spend considerable time and effort managing change in their schools. This study contributes to the better management of Turkish elementary schools by determining the behavior of elementary school principals…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Principals
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Cerit, Yusuf – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Duzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools
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Sabanci, Ali – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
This article considers principals' assumptions about human nature in Turkey and the relationship between the assumptions held and the leadership style adopted in schools. The findings show that school principals hold Y-type assumptions and prefer a relationship-oriented style in their relations with assistant principals. However, both principals…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Principals, Work Attitudes