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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article considers distributed leadership in the context of the extensive literature on post-bureaucratic organisations. It suggests that both distributed leadership and bureaucracy are ideal types. It outlines the development of bureaucracy as an organisational form, challenges the often-stereotypical criticisms that have damned the theory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Administrative Organization
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Smylie, Mark A.; Eckert, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article introduces new perspectives, principles and recommendations for the successful development of teacher leadership. It draws from literature on teacher leadership, work redesign, and on-the-job leadership development to explore key insights and questions for teacher leadership development, and it presents a conceptual-theoretical model…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Models, Instructional Leadership
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Ehren, Melanie; Perryman, Jane – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Quality education is of major public and private interest and, understandably, considerable effort is paid to the quality of schools and improvement of the level of education in society. Many governments recognize the limitations of centralized policy in motivating school improvement and turn to 'network governance' to coordinate school systems.…
Descriptors: Networks, Governance, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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Crow, Gary M.; Møller, Jorunn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This introductory article attempts to set a conceptual stage for the special issue on identities of school leaders. We do this by beginning with a discussion of identity--its definition, philosophical roots, nature, and components. We then move to a discussion of identity development and the various dimensions that characterize this development.…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, School Administration, Administrator Characteristics, International Studies
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The increasing importance of educational collaborations and networks that blur organizational boundaries requires conceptual developments in leadership theory. One approach to both theorizing and promoting such phenomena is through the idea of system leadership. Three different meanings of the term are identified: interschool leadership; a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Professional Development
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Lumby, Jacky; Foskett, Nick – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Internationalization has attained great significance in Higher Education, driven by both educational philosophy and commercial imperatives. Cultural change is implied as both a related process and as a goal. The article considers the multifaceted ways in which culture might be conceived and linked to different orientations to internationalization.…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange
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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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Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious; Scherz, Susan Day – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This concept article discusses the importance of developing psychic income as an administrative strategy to enhance the context of school environments and to curb high teacher turnover. The hope is to promote further debate and research in order to establish the extent to which psychic income influences retention rates in hard-to-staff schools.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence
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Dinham, Stephen; Collarbone, Patricia; Evans, Margery; Mackay, Anthony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
Principals play key roles in creating the conditions in which teachers can teach effectively and students can learn. Principals are increasingly being held accountable both for teacher quality and for student learning and development so that young people can become 'successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role
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Walker, Allan; Bryant, Darren; Lee, Moosung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article illuminates major features of high-quality leadership programmes across different education systems. We do so by focusing on capturing commonalities and variations in high-quality pre-service programmes from five differing societies, all of which are high-performing education systems. To this end, we first delineate key profiles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Ong, Chye Hin; Dimmock, Clive – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article describes a grounded theory constructed from a study of Singapore neighbourhood secondary school principals' engagement of their lowest stream, the Normal Technical students, in their schools. This substantive theory is labelled the "theory of selective engagement". It implies that how principals engage their lowest streamed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Academic Ability, Low Achievement
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
The literature on educational leadership and management has referred to culture since at least the 1970s. Despite the concept's mention in over one-third of articles written in this journal, there has been little in-depth engagement with how leaders might influence it and the ethical issues involved. The article argues that leadership must engage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Instructional Leadership, Cultural Context
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Crawford, Megan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article discusses solo and distributed leadership. Using the anniversary of "Educational Management Administration & Leadership" as a focal point, it looks back over the last 40 years of "EMAL", using this to frame a wider discussion of the relationship between solo and distributed leadership approaches. It acknowledges other approaches to…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership
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Glatter, Ron – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
In 1975, the fourth Annual Conference of the British Educational Administration Society (BEAS, now BELMAS) had as its theme "Autonomy and Accountability in Educational Administration". In their concluding comments, the editors of the published Proceedings wrote: "Our concern has been with accountability and autonomy, not as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
Governing bodies in South Africa are expected to have an important role in ensuring high quality education in schools as well as in the democratization of the post-apartheid South Africa. However, current legislation precludes governing bodies from involvement in the professional management of schools. Governing bodies are democratically elected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Educational Quality
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