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López, Verónica; Sisto, Vicente; Baleriola, Enrique; García, Antonio; Carrasco, Claudia; Núñez, Carmen Gloria; Valdés, René – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the last six years, Chile has carried out major reforms in school climate policy. However, these reforms are tied to two different realities that conflict with each other: a formative reality, which promotes a school climate of local decision-making and the improvement of school performance; and a punitive reality, which prioritizes improvement…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Hallinger, Philip; Kovacevic, Jasna – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This review employed science mapping methods to analyze the evolution of the knowledge base in educational leadership and management from 1960 to 2018. Descriptive trend analysis, citation analysis, co-citation analysis, and visualization of similarities were used to document growth and change in the 'intellectual structure' of the educational…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Longitudinal Studies, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration
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Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
School principals were required to engage in crisis leadership throughout New Zealand's first seven-week COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. Eighteen school principals from a range of secondary schools were interviewed about their experiences. The challenges they faced included preparing students and teachers for online teaching and learning for an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Szeto, Elson – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research on principals' practice of democratic leadership for inclusion in schools has been undertaken in many parts of the world. This paper explores four principals' leadership journeys in response to social justice issues in increasingly diverse settings within public schools, in relation to demographic and cultural changes in Hong Kong. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Democracy, Leadership Styles
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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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Lavigne, Alyson L. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
New teacher evaluation reform efforts in the United States hold principals accountable for improving teaching and learning. Yet little is known about how effective principals are at these instructional leadership tasks or how principals experience and adapt to the demands of teacher evaluation reform over time. In the current study, principals (n…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Supervision
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Morris, Jonathan Padraig – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper examines the organisational culture of a comprehensive school that converted to an academy in 2010 by utilising the cultural web model as a tool for analysing an academy's culture. The case study employs a concurrent mixed-method approach of questionnaires for staff with no responsibility (SNR), focus groups for staff with management…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, School Administration, Charter Schools, Educational Change
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Hughes, Belinda C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The emergence of Chief Executive Officers as leaders of educational service providers is positioned in multi academy trusts, the preferred structure of schooling in England. Within this structure, the Chief Executive Officer position is distinct and different from previous constructs of headteachers, since the Chief Executive operates at both…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Gurmu, Tesfaye Gemechu – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The study is an explanatory qualitative research that seeks to investigate the processes of Ethiopian primary school principals' selection and training for professionalising principals. The participants are seven faculty members, 11 school principals and five education officials. Data are collected through semi-structured interview, focus group…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Administration, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article considers distributed leadership in the context of the extensive literature on post-bureaucratic organisations. It suggests that both distributed leadership and bureaucracy are ideal types. It outlines the development of bureaucracy as an organisational form, challenges the often-stereotypical criticisms that have damned the theory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Administrative Organization
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Simkins, Tim; Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Maxwell, Bronwen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In England the balance of responsibilities between national and local government for the governance of education is changing. Relationships between schools are shifting and new structures, groups and alliances are being created in response to national policy. The article is part of a project to understand how the new local education landscapes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Administrators, Leadership Responsibility
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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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Waheed, Zarina; Hussin, Sufean; Khan, Muhammad Ilyas; Ghavifekr, Simin; Bahadur, Waheed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leaders' ethical behaviours and conducts are prerequisites for an effective change. The purpose of this qualitative comparative case study was to explore ethical leadership practices in selected transformed schools from Selangor, Malaysia. Two schools (a primary school and a secondary school) were selected as study sites. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Case Studies
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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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Starkey, Louise; Eppel, Elizabeth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 1989, New Zealand started to follow an international trend of reforming education policy according to the neoliberal principles of competition, choice and self-managing schools. Since then, the increasing availability of digital data in schools has corresponded with the development of student achievement measurement tools and benchmarking of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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