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Lakomski, Gabriele; Evers, Colin W. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The doctrine of leader centrism, supported by the concept of methodological individualism, dominates contemporary accounts of leadership in education and is generally applied as the default option that explains how organizations such as schools function. We argue that methodological individualism is not defensible and that as a result, the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Individualism, Educational Administration, Cultural Context
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Pashiardis, Petros; Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz, Stefan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main thrust of this paper is to explore factors from the business sector, which could inspire school leaders in terms of issue/problem formulation during their decision-making process. This conceptual paper examines diachronically and conceptually the issues of uncertainty, not only in terms of context and decision-making, but also having in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Decision Making, Business
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Lumby, Jacky; Moorosi, Pontso – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article examines how "Educational Management, Administration and Leadership" has embodied the values, concepts and practice of the field of educational leadership over 50 years and so played a part in challenging or sustaining inequality in education. The article explores selected key concepts, equal opportunities, diversity, and…
Descriptors: Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Change, Educational Administration
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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article is exploratory and experimental. It starts from the premise that leadership scholarship is a site of disagreement, where mainstream claims are challenged by critical scholars. Some criticism focuses on conceptual clarity, and incorporates consideration of who should be categorised as a leader, and on what basis, and whether it is…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Scholarship, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Intentionally provocative, this article identifies weaknesses in mainstream educational leadership scholarship, and draws upon 'new wave' critical leadership studies to propose a new, potentially paradigm-shifting, direction for the field. The central argument is that educational leadership researchers, in focusing predominantly on how…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Epistemology, Misconceptions
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Bailey, Lucy; Purinton, Ted; Al-Mahdi, Osama; Khalifa, Hala Al – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Although school turnaround has been studied extensively in Western contexts such as the United States, the applicability of remedies to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has not been extensively studied. The literature that exists predominantly uses a Western cultural lens. This article identifies four key dimensions of leadership for…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Administration, Leadership, Cultural Differences
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Pashiardis, Petros; Johansson, Olof – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The main purpose of this paper is to examine perspectives of successful and effective leadership as well as successful and effective schools in an effort to uncover the governance interventions which produce one or the other characterization. This examination is undertaken through the utilization of two guiding frameworks: the…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Governance, Educational Improvement
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Johnson, Lauri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article analyzes the career trajectories of eight Black and South Asian headteachers who were part of a larger study of three generations of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) headteachers (28) interviewed in 2015 (Johnson, 2017). Using a longitudinal life history approach and portraiture, it seeks to answer the question, "How do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Principals, Leadership
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Dobson, Tom; Rose, Anthea; Parton, Graham; Hart, Melissa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Policy changes to school governance have led to Governing Bodies (GBs) increasingly appointing skilled professionals from the business community. Research into these GBs views governors from business as a threat to lay governors and the stakeholder model. Whilst there has been exploration of the contributions of business governors, the ways in…
Descriptors: Governance, Faculty Development, Employee Attitudes, Governing Boards
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Hughes, Belinda C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The emergence of Chief Executive Officers as leaders of educational service providers is positioned in multi academy trusts, the preferred structure of schooling in England. Within this structure, the Chief Executive Officer position is distinct and different from previous constructs of headteachers, since the Chief Executive operates at both…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Liu, Peng – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This review paper describes the development of turnaround leadership research in educational settings to understand its trends and future directions. The review uses an established research process to make sense of the turnaround leadership literature. It identifies the continuities and discontinuities in this research area, which have strong…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Leadership, Educational Research
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Croucher, Gwilym; Wen, Wen; Coates, Hamish; Goedegebuure, Leo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Ensuring effective university governance and leadership is more important than ever before given contemporary transformations of higher education functions, institutions and social roles. This paper reports contributions which seek to stimulate research in this field. Drawing from the formative case study of Australian universities, it discusses…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Higher Education, Case Studies, Universities
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Woods, Philip A.; Roberts, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In the context of evolving global challenges and opportunities, this article explores the kind of leadership that moves beyond the philosophy of dependence which pervades many of the everyday assumptions of educational leadership practice. The article argues for educational leadership that places relational freedom, self-determination, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Boocock, Andrew – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leadership in the post-incorporation English further education system has not been distributed in nature, but transactional, driven by the external demands of funding and inspection regimes. However, in the light of the current rhetoric of localism in further education policy there is a view that distributed leadership would be an appropriate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Instructional Leadership, Inspection, Leadership Styles
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Hood, Stafford; Burns, Denise; Kurum, Gül – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper suggests that distributed leadership is a vital first step in making schools flexible enough to respond to new pressures. However, it is then argued that distributed leadership per se does not necessarily imply a commitment to a particular stance on issues of social justice, such as equality, but rather that this can only flow from…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
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