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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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LeChasseur, Kimberly; Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Landa, Jeremy – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Principal professional learning is shifting in many districts in the United States of America away from didactic, central office-managed workshops to include more peer-led learning opportunities. Yet researchers have largely failed to examine issues of positionality and authority in principal professional learning, despite international…
Descriptors: School Districts, Politics of Education, Principals, Management Development
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Shaari, Imran; Hung, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Central coordination characterises centralised education systems. Centralised systems pride themselves on efficient systemic planning for strategic foresightedness. This study investigates how educators fostered partnerships towards lateral networking propensities or "laterality" in a centralised system with hierarchical tendencies. A…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bocala, Candice; Forman, Michelle – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This study explores how six school leadership teams in a rural district in California responded to professional development (PD) designed to strengthen leadership practices and organizational conditions in schools for improving teaching and learning. Specifically, the PD was intended to address the problem of practice identified by the schools:…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Leadership Training, Professional Development
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The increasing importance of educational collaborations and networks that blur organizational boundaries requires conceptual developments in leadership theory. One approach to both theorizing and promoting such phenomena is through the idea of system leadership. Three different meanings of the term are identified: interschool leadership; a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Professional Development
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Smith, Clive; Amushigamo, Angelina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Despite the deeply entrenched belief in and practice of corporal punishment to maintain learner control in schools, a secondary school in Namibia has for a number of years proven to be an exception to this practice. This is an interpretive account of the teachers' and learners' experiences and perceptions of the influence of their school…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Piot, Liesbeth; Kelchtermans, Geert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This study analyses the collaboration between principals within four Flemish school federations (voluntary collaborative networks between either primary or secondary schools). Interview data from principals were analysed using a micropolitical perspective. A central idea in micropolitical theory is that organization members' actions (and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Politics, Conflict of Interest
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Mitchell, Coral; Sackney, Larry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Although school improvement continues to present as an unresolved educational problem, the required changes are relatively straightforward. Essentially, schools need to be retooled with students' experiences and high-quality instruction at the center of the design. In this article, we present the findings of research into the leadership of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Liljenberg, Mette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Leadership is considered to be significant for creating a developing and learning school organisation. In Sweden, distributed leadership and teacher teams are an "institutionalised practice"; despite this, sustainable school improvement is difficult to achieve. This article presents findings from a case study of three schools that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Case Studies
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Saiti, Anna – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Conflict may occur in any organization (and hence school) and, for schools, conflict management style is a joint activity and the degree of its effectiveness determines the type of impact of conflict on school performance. This empirical study investigates the potential sources of conflict in Greek primary schools, determine appropriate approaches…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires
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Malakolunthu, Suseela; McBeath, John; Swaffield, Sue – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This article emerged as a case study from a fact-finding mission of a joint programme between the Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE) in Cambridge University and the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) in University of Cape Coast, Ghana, to embed innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the basic schools of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Smith, Penny; Abbott, Ian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Drawing on data from a series of semi-structured interviews this article reports on findings from a research project focusing on the responses of two local authorities and their secondary schools to the Academies Act 2010. The article considers the background and the development of the education system in both localities. It goes on to focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Secondary Schools, Educational Legislation
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Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious; Scherz, Susan Day – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This concept article discusses the importance of developing psychic income as an administrative strategy to enhance the context of school environments and to curb high teacher turnover. The hope is to promote further debate and research in order to establish the extent to which psychic income influences retention rates in hard-to-staff schools.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence
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Walker, Allan; Bryant, Darren; Lee, Moosung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article illuminates major features of high-quality leadership programmes across different education systems. We do so by focusing on capturing commonalities and variations in high-quality pre-service programmes from five differing societies, all of which are high-performing education systems. To this end, we first delineate key profiles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Morrison, Marlene; Arthur, Linet – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
Collaborative leadership is increasingly cited as the key framework for leadership in the 21st century. Yet its meaning remains complex, contested and frequently school-centric. This article examines understandings and applications in developing inter-service and inter-professional practices for children and young people. Drawing upon desk…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship
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