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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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Simon, Catherine A.; James, Chris; Simon, Alan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In England, schools are able to take on academy status, which is intended by the central government to give them greater autonomy (DfE, 2018). Groups of academies can form multi-academy trusts (MATs), which typically grow in size with additional schools becoming academies and joining. One mechanism for MAT growth is sponsorship, which occurs when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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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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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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Hourani, Rida Blaik; Litz, David; Smith, Allison – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This case study explores how educational leaders in a UAE juvenile correctional educational center perceive their multi-dimensional responsibilities and roles. The dynamics of leaders' responsibilities and roles, as well as the constraints they face, are conceptualized within the paradigms of functionalism, conflict theory, and postmodernism. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delinquency, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Llorent-Bedmar, Vicente; Cobano-Delgado, Verónica; Navarro-Granados, María – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The increase in child poverty in Spain highlights the importance of equality and inclusion of students at risk of social exclusion in the Spanish educational system. Recent research emphasises the importance of educational leadership, particularly from school principals, as a tool to improve the learning of these students. The main aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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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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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Hood, Stafford; Burns, Denise; Kurum, Gül – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper suggests that distributed leadership is a vital first step in making schools flexible enough to respond to new pressures. However, it is then argued that distributed leadership per se does not necessarily imply a commitment to a particular stance on issues of social justice, such as equality, but rather that this can only flow from…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
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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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Buske, Ramona; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this study, we examine the relationships between principals' evidence-oriented attitudes and their data use in school leadership practices. Based on theoretical assumptions and existing empirical research, we develop hypotheses on the correlation of evidence-oriented attitudes, epistemological beliefs and principals' data use. We test these…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice
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Yada, Takumi; Jäppinen, Aini-Kristiina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Organizational scholars have vigorously and long studied being prosocial in defining 'prosociality' as motivation, behavior, and impact to help or benefit others. This study attempts to provide an overview of previous studies that have approached the elements of being prosocial in educational leadership contexts. However, most of the prosocial…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Prosocial Behavior, Empowerment, Organizational Culture
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Globally, there is agreement that school-community partnerships are one of the mechanisms to address challenges that schools cannot address alone. However, evidence suggests that where school-community partnerships have been initiated, their functionality and continuity is not always easy to achieve, and research locally and internationally has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability
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Weinstein, José; Azar, Ariel; Flessa, Joseph – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Latin American educational policy has relied on the assumption that better preparation can help school leaders improve their professional performance, thus improving quality of schools. Training programs for present or future school leaders have proliferated in the region, often publicly financed, but without enough evidence of their impact. Using…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Elementary Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Ehren, Melanie; Perryman, Jane – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Quality education is of major public and private interest and, understandably, considerable effort is paid to the quality of schools and improvement of the level of education in society. Many governments recognize the limitations of centralized policy in motivating school improvement and turn to 'network governance' to coordinate school systems.…
Descriptors: Networks, Governance, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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