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López, Verónica; Sisto, Vicente; Baleriola, Enrique; García, Antonio; Carrasco, Claudia; Núñez, Carmen Gloria; Valdés, René – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the last six years, Chile has carried out major reforms in school climate policy. However, these reforms are tied to two different realities that conflict with each other: a formative reality, which promotes a school climate of local decision-making and the improvement of school performance; and a punitive reality, which prioritizes improvement…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Morris, Rebecca; Dobson, Graeme – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Introduced in England in 2011, the pupil premium policy was an ambitious reform aimed at tackling the persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers. The policy provides school leaders with the professional autonomy to determine how pupil premium funding should be used. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Decision Making
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du Plessis, André; Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Against the background of the recently published Policy on the South African Standard for Principals, the aim of this article is to determine whether distributed leadership is catered for in the South African regulatory and policy framework. It is argued that due to the accountability demands of a fundamentally bureaucratic education system,…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Educational Policy, Principals
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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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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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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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Eddy-Spicer, David; Bubb, Sara; Earley, Peter; Crawford, Megan; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article reports on research into headteacher performance management in England. The English school system couples organisational autonomy with close scrutiny of educational outcomes. The management of the performance of headteachers is a central aspect of such a system. The research involved a systematic literature review and the collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness
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Flessa, Joseph; Bramwell, Daniela; Fernandez, Magdalena; Weinstein, José – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School site leadership has commanded the attention of researchers and policymakers in Anglo-American jurisdictions for at least two decades, but little is known about how many other parts of the globe have addressed this topic. This paper reviews published research and policy documents related to school leadership in Latin America between…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Literature Reviews, Position Papers, Leadership
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, 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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Greany, Toby – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article reviews the literature and explores the institutional and systemic factors that help and/or hinder change and innovation across school systems, with a focus on evidence from England. A number of authors have argued that schools and school systems need to become more innovative and adaptive if they are to meet the needs of 21st-century…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper explores different conceptions of responsibility within and beyond neoliberal frames. Such exploration draws on the experiences and accounts of "Ashleigh," a head teacher at a primary school in outer London that is part of an academy chain. Ashleigh and her school were key participants in a study that explored matters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Neoliberalism, Interviews
Holloway, Jessica; Nielsen, Ann; Saltmarsh, Sarah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Contemporary accountability frameworks position school leaders as being essential to improving school performance and driving innovation. Simultaneously, new accountability demands have forced the restructuring of school leadership, both in terms of form and function. In this paper, we look at the growing trend of distributed leadership among…
Descriptors: Accountability, Mentors, Peer Evaluation, Focus Groups
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Shen, Jianping; Gao, Xingyuan; Xia, Jiangang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The notion of schools as "loosely coupled" organizations has been widely discussed in the research literature. Many argue it is either a protective mechanism for schools to buffer external pressure or a barrier for implementing new reforms. Against the backdrop of systemic change and accountability, we applied a two-level hierarchical…
Descriptors: Schools, Educational Change, Accountability, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Young, Helen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
School governing bodies in England have considerable powers and responsibilities with regard to the education of pupils. This article explores how power relations operate, within governing bodies, through struggles over which types of knowledge are claimed and valued. The article draws on the analysis of policy and on ethnographic research in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Accountability, Power Structure
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