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Vella, Robert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main objective of this research is to investigate the perceptions and experiences of senior female educational leaders in Malta, where senior leaders are considered as those leaders from the Minister of Education to leaders at directorial level. Although Malta's laws relating to gender equity are in line with those of the European Union,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Administration
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Pietsch, Marcus; Tulowitzki, Pierre; Cramer, Colin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Both organizational and management research suggest that schools and their leaders need to be ambidextrous to secure prosperity and long-term survival in dynamic environments characterized by competition and innovation. In this context, ambidexterity refers to the ability to simultaneously pursue exploitation and exploration and thus to deliver…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles
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Wong, Koon Lin; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Currently, the challenges deriving from the complex and dynamic socio-political context in Hong Kong influence principals' and teachers' relationships and interactions. Academic autonomy in Hong Kong secondary schools is not simply granted by the principals, it is influenced by the society, school conditions and key stakeholders. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Principals, Self Efficacy
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Bodalina, Kishan N.; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research was inspired by two critical factors relating to women leaders in senior positions in education district offices. Firstly, women leaders are continually plagued with stereotyping, and secondly, women are repeatedly undermined by male colleagues. Although the South African Constitution and other related legislation prohibits any form…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Central Office Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Jiang, Xiaohua – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Research universities worldwide have been taking reform actions to enhance their competitiveness in the global higher education market; however, the implementation of new initiatives may lead to challenges for university leadership. Faculty resistance is regarded as one of the most common obstacles faced by university leaders. Taking a qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Universities, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Kruse, Sharon D. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Research exploring the challenges department chairs face has long suggested the role is difficult and lacks tangible reward (Buller, 2012, 2015; Gmelch et al., 2017). Yet, as higher education demographics, settings, and organizational expectations change and chairs function in more uncertain and increasingly complex institutional environments, it…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Administrator Role, Higher Education, Role Perception
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Service, Brenda; Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Effective school leadership is widely acknowledged as having a positive impact on student achievement. However, there appears to be no deliberate process to sustain New Zealand principals' effectiveness throughout their careers. This article discusses the views of current and former New Zealand secondary school principals about their complex role…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Amels, Judith; Krüger, Meta L.; Suhre, Cor J. M.; van Veen, Klaas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Although it is generally known that distributed leadership is relevant for reinforcing teachers' capacity to change, how leadership roles are distributed among teachers largely depends on how principals perceive distributed leadership. Specifying principals' perceptions and how these are related to teachers' capacity to change leads to theories…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Teachers, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Varpanen, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In early childhood education, the concept of distributed leadership has emerged as a key analytical tool for understanding leadership as well as a normative guide for what leadership should be. The concept originates in Peter Gronn's work, where it is positioned as overcoming the structure-agency debate, which is a foundational question in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David; Parkman, Scott – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This is a qualitative exploratory study that focuses on emotional intelligence attributes of public-school leaders in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The research questions endorsed the emotional intelligence school leaders exhibit along five dimensions: (a) self-awareness; (b) managing emotions; (c) motivation; (d) empathy; and (e) social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Self Concept
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Beauchamp, Gary; Hulme, Moira; Clarke, Linda; Hamilton, Lorna; Harvey, Janet A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted school leaders across the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom (UK) with a period of exceptional crisis. This responsive, small-scale, but UK-wide study focuses on headteacher perspectives on leadership and management in the initial stages of this pandemic, contributing to our understanding of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Administration
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Alsharija, Mohammed; Watters, James J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Kuwait is seeking to diversify its sources of income by modernizing the education system and providing its young people with the knowledge and skills needed for life in the 21st century. To this end, it is constantly trying to improve the whole educational system by introducing developmental projects and policies. Central to this process is the…
Descriptors: Principals, Secondary Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role
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Tal-Alon, Noa; Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The aim of this study was to identify the ethical dilemmas of school principals who employ teachers with different physical disabilities. By conducting 18 in-depth interviews with principals from different school levels and different sectors in Israel, we identified the ethical dilemmas that emerged and their causes. The findings reveal that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Ethics, Physical Disabilities
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Forfang, Hilde – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The literature has revealed that high-performing districts establish collaborative working relations with school leaders as a part of the strategy to improve student achievement. This study was designed to investigate the relationships and interactions that school owners and principals in municipalities with high-performing school results employ…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Municipalities, Governance, Rural Schools
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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The objective of this paper is to determine the extent to which adopting Nonaka's SECI knowledge-creation processes enhances strategic planning capacity in the context of Hong Kong school education. A quantitative questionnaire survey is conducted to examine the predictive effects of the knowledge-creation processes of the SECI model on strategic…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Principals
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