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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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Reid, David B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
School principals are fundamentally important to school improvement. Due in part to this importance, the roles and responsibilities of school principals are constantly evolving. To explore leader sensemaking about this phenomenon I conducted 30 interviews with 10 public school principals in the US state of New Jersey during the 2018-2019 school…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility
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Silva, Patricia; Antúnez, Serafín; Slater, Charles L. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This study investigated social justice from the point of view of school directors, teachers, and parents. We chose two schools that were undergoing major demographic changes because of increased immigration into Catalonia, Spain. They were both classified as "schools of maximum complexity" because of their socio-economic characteristics.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Principals, Diversity
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Alqahtani, Abdulaziz Saeed; Noman, Mohammad; Kaur, Amrita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This qualitative study aims to explore the core leadership practices of school principals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Given the exploratory nature of this study, a qualitative research design methodology was employed through which an in-depth, multi-perspective study of the practices of four secondary school principals was carried out.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools
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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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Gilbride, Neil; James, Chris; Carr, Sam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The way school principals make sense of the context of their work shapes their actions. As in all adults, principals' sense-making capability is a function of the ego and can change over time. Adult ego development theory describes distinct, qualitatively different stages of sense-making ability. The research reported here assessed the adult ego…
Descriptors: Principals, Adults, School Administration, Administrator Behavior
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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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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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Townsend, Crasha V. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
There is an exiguous representation of African American women in leadership positions at institutions of higher education. This study examines the experiences related to the retention of Black women administrators at Predominantly White Institutions through a qualitative phenomenological lens. This study explored the experiences of five African…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, African Americans, Women Administrators, Leadership
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Romanowski, Michael H.; Sadiq, Hissa; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.; Ndoye, Abdou; Aql, Mofed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Research indicates that principals are critical in school reform since the implementation of policies and practices is to a large extent determined by the role that principals play in educational change. This study examines the principal selection process used in Qatar for the government schools and identifies knowledge and skills necessary for…
Descriptors: Principals, Personnel Selection, Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools
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Holloway, Jessica; Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper troubles notions of 'social justice' as being compromised and fractured by the autonomous school agenda. Drawing on interviews with 13 autonomous school principals in Australia, it demonstrates how the devolution of schooling simultaneously rips the seams of the 'social' fabric that makes "collective" justice possible. The…
Descriptors: School Districts, Social Justice, Administrative Organization, Public Education
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Van der Merwe, Hettie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article explores the intervention strategy used by the staff and school management team of a South African township school to ensure that final-year learners exposed to an environment of multiple deprivation are adequately prepared for the year-end standardised examination. Analysis of the interview data confirms literature findings on the…
Descriptors: Slum Schools, Educational Attainment, Intervention, Outcomes of Education
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Benoliel, Pascale – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The call for a more holistic approach to cope with school violence motivated the present study. The present model postulates that effective teamwork at the school management team level can have a positive impact on the level of school violence. Specifically, the model examined the mediating role of school management team effectiveness (in-role…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Violence, School Safety
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