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Lipscombe, Kylie; Tindall-Ford, Sharon; Grootenboer, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Increasingly, educational systems are appreciating the importance of middle leaders leading educational improvement in schools. Schools depend on middle leaders to lead site-based educational development in areas including curriculum development, teacher professional learning and student learning improvement. Middle leaders are in a unique but…
Descriptors: School Administration, Middle Management, Administrator Role, Teacher Leadership
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Hirsh, Åsa; Segolsson, Mikael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The current study reported here is one within a research project aimed at the identification of enabling and constraining factors in a two-year school-development project at a large secondary school in Sweden, where all teaching staff were involved in improving the quality of instruction through collaborative analyses. In this project a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Quality
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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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Hollingworth, Liz; Olsen, Dorian; Asikin-Garmager, Asih; Winn, Kathleen M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This multiple case study examined the role of four US state-recognized high-quality principals in the implementation of change initiatives in their Midwestern schools. Participants were selected based on nomination by the state department of education and district superintendents. The research question guiding the study was: how do principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, School Culture, Educational Improvement
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Gómez-Hurtado, Inmaculada; González-Falcón, Inmaculada; Coronel, José M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The aim of this article is to examine how school principals perceive cultural diversity and management. To this end, qualitative research was carried out for one semester in four secondary schools in Andalusia (Spain). Through interviews and discussion groups, triangulated with other qualitative research techniques, we explored the mindset and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Principals, Educational Administration
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Morrison, Allan R. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In today's competitive and rapidly evolving educational environment, the ability to implement appropriate and effective change is of critical importance to an international school's ongoing success. This study examines leadership characteristics and styles that support the development and forward momentum of a change agenda within the context of…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Change
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Higham, Rupert; Booth, Tony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
To what extent can heads use an inclusive values-led approach to school development in the face of pressures from Ofsted and their Local Authority to focus almost exclusively on attainment outcomes? We explore leadership of school improvement in a qualitative study of 10 head teachers in the English county of "Preshire," who worked with…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Values, Qualitative Research, Leadership Effectiveness
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Notman, Ross – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
There is developing interest in how professional identity can support educational leaders' management of change. This article explores the conceptualisation and interplay of identity formation with adaptive and contingent forms of educational leadership. The article draws on qualitative data obtained from two New Zealand school principals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Principals, Educational Administration
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Armstrong, Denise; Mitchell, Coral – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This qualitative study used a critical intersectional lens to examine how two black female Canadian principals negotiated their professional identities in administrative contexts. Both principals encountered gender and race-related pressures to fit normative expectations of administrators as white males. Navigating their intersecting identities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Race, Gender
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Theodorou, Theodoros; Pashiardis, Petros – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper examines the school of the future, aiming to identify and aid the implementation of the most desired version of school autonomy in Cyprus. More specifically, the study initially forecasts the areas of financial decisions that the school of the future might autonomously manage, identifies the negative effects that may appear along the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Administrative Organization, Money Management
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Moletsane, Relebohile; Juan, Andrea; Prinsloo, Cas; Reddy, Vijay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Research increasingly points to the negative impacts of teacher absence from school on access to schooling and success in learning in schools, in particular in schools in areas of multiple-deprivation (including rural schools). South African schools are no exception. In this regard, like any other employer, the South African Department of Basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leaves of Absence, Rural Schools, School Administration
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Pepper, Coral – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
In this paper I report on leadership for sustainability in regional schools in Western Australia (WA) in the context of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI-WA). Case studies are developed to examine leading cultural change in eight WA regional schools with data presented in three representative narrative accounts. Consistency is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Regional Schools, Case Studies
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Hallinger, Phillip; Lee, Moosung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Over the past two decades a growing body of international research suggests that instructional leadership from the principal is essential for the improvement of teaching and learning in schools. However, in many parts of the world, the practice of instructional leadership remains both poorly understood and outside the main job description of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Cranston, Neil – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The last decade or so has seen an emerging literature supporting the position that school leaders and school leadership are important. This article argues, however, that recent developments in the area of school leadership have led to an orthodoxy that needs to be challenged and tested. It is an orthodoxy that has been driven essentially by those…
Descriptors: Accountability, Professional Identity, Professional Autonomy, Educational Administration
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Bengtson, Ed; Zepeda, Sally J.; Parylo, Oksana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The importance of effective school leadership is well known. The inevitable changing of school leaders raises concerns over the successfulness of the succession process. Directly linked to leader succession is socialization; therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the processes and practices of school systems that control the…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Principals, Organizational Theories, Educational Practices
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