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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
For much of the past half-century, scholars from various parts of the world have studied the early stages of school principals' careers. This article presents the results of a review of research on novice principals (NPs) regarding its current status, intellectual structure and conceptual structure. The review conducted bibliometric and content…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Educational Research, Scholarship, Journal Articles
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García-Rodríguez, M. Pilar; Carmona, José; Fernández-Serrat, M. Luisa; Teixidó-Saballs, Joan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This work explores the relationships between principals' motivations for entering the principalship and the difficulties they experienced during their first year as principals. Survey data were collected from a sample of 2042 Spanish principals. They answered a questionnaire assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, difficulties experienced…
Descriptors: Principals, Motivation, Problems, Gender Differences
Bauer, Scott C.; Silver, Lori; Schwartzer, Jessica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Isolation has affected the quality of the work experience for employees in education for decades. This study explores the role that isolation plays in impacting the quality of the work experience among new principals. Building on recent studies, the analysis tests whether isolation serves as a mediator in the relationship between factors that are…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Beginning Principals, Persistence, Work Experience
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Reid, David B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
New career principals are tasked with many sensemaking opportunities and often rely on their peers to assist with these sensemaking processes, engaging in a form of newcomer socialization. This study investigates how two first year elementary school principals in the US state of Michigan become socialized to their new roles as school leaders by…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Nordholm, Daniel; Andersson, Klas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article explores newly appointed principals' descriptions of a decentralised and market adopted school system. An institutional logics perspective is applied to analyse how logics visible at the national level evoke images among principals at the local level. Empirical data consist of 66 examinations from the National Principal Training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrative Organization
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Galdames, Sergio; Montecinos, Carmen; Campos, Fabián; Ahumada, Luis; Leiva, María Verónica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In a context characterised by triple sources of accountability demands, principals in Chile are required to mobilise change to raise performance indicators. School improvement is a complex endeavour--a complexity that is intensified for newly appointed principals, particularly when placed in a high-poverty, ineffective school. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Readiness, Educational Change
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Arar, Khalid – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This paper examines emotional expression experienced by female principals in the Arab school system in Israel over their managerial careers--role-related emotions that they choose to express or repress before others. I employed narrative methodology, interviewing nine female principals from the Arab school system to investigate expression of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Females, Women Administrators
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Ng, Shun-wing; Szeto, Sing-ying Elson – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
In Hong Kong, there is an acute need to provide newly appointed principals with opportunities for continuous professional development so that they could face the impact of reforms and globalization on school development. The Education Bureau has commissioned the tertiary institutions to provide structured professional development courses to cater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Professional Development, Leadership Training
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Tahir, Lokman; Haruzuan Mohd Said, Mohd Nihra; Daud, Khadijah; Vazhathodi, Shafeeq H.; Khan, Aqeel – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
In this article we examine the mentoring program for novice headteachers and what they perceive as its purposes, as well as the constraints to successfully implementing it in Malaysian schools. Using a survey research design we analysed responses from 200 newly appointed headteachers from two state departments of education, and interviewed six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Earley, Peter; Bubb, Sara – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
It is known that the work of headteachers is demanding. Observation, diaries and logs completed by headteachers show a relentless, complex and emotionally demanding workload. What can be learned about headship from how new headteachers spend their time, and perhaps as importantly, what can new headteachers themselves learn? This article draws upon…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Phenomenology, Observation, Barriers
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Crawford, Megan; Cowie, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article draws on research undertaken in Scotland as part of an International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP). The study is designed to address the question "How useful are principal preparation programmes to novice headteachers?" Drawing on the research data from Scotland, the authors examine how novice headteachers navigate…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Principals, Program Effectiveness
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Boerema, Albert J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The purpose of this article is to explore the kinds of support and challenge that new school leaders need in the early years of their career. Semi-structured in-depth interviews and appreciative inquiry were used to collect the stories of new school leaders. The study outlined the kinds of support that were productive in helping school principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Needs Assessment, Instructional Leadership
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Duke, Daniel; Salmonowicz, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
This article examines the decisions made by one principal in her first year as a school turnaround specialist in a low-performing urban elementary school. Researchers focused on decisions related to the principal's three high-priority concerns: (1) elimination of an ineffective instructional program; (2) creation of a culture of teacher…
Descriptors: School Culture, Low Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Beginning Principals
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Crow, Gary M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
The headteacher's role in school improvement and the changing nature of the role suggest the need to investigate how new school leaders learn their jobs, that is, their socialization to the leader role. This study has two purposes: (1) to identify the content and methods used in the professional and organizational socialization experiences of new…
Descriptors: Socialization, School Restructuring, Mentors, Educational Change