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Gilbride, Neil; James, Chris; Carr, Sam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The way school principals make sense of the context of their work shapes their actions. As in all adults, principals' sense-making capability is a function of the ego and can change over time. Adult ego development theory describes distinct, qualitatively different stages of sense-making ability. The research reported here assessed the adult ego…
Descriptors: Principals, Adults, School Administration, Administrator Behavior
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Colman, Aly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area of deprivation, providing the setting for a detailed case study of school leadership in a state secondary school and a state primary school, both with recent or ongoing experience of intense scrutiny…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Wanjiru, Jenestar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Provision of education during/after violent conflicts remains a global dilemma with many conflict-affected children excluded from/within education. Likewise, school leadership is increasingly seen as a key element in developing inclusive schools across communities. This single intrinsic case study with aspects of ethnography was conducted in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Principals, Teachers
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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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De Lisle, Jerome; Annisette, Sean; Bowrin-Williams, Cheryl – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
In this study of high-poverty schools in Trinidad and Tobago, we (1) identified recurring patterns and generative mechanisms for successful principal leadership and (2) explored the utility of transformational, shared, and instructional leadership models. We argued that situational and country context are central to understanding school leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Poverty
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Ho, Jeanne; Ong, Monica; Tan, Liang See – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Purpose: This paper presents a study on how professional learning communities (PLC) are developed in an Asian setting, and the nature of leadership that helped to cultivate and sustain PLC in this setting. Research Method: The study adopted a sequential mixed method, starting with a survey followed by qualitative case studies, involving focused…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Asians, Cultural Context, Sustainability
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Hallinger, Philip; Hosseingholizadeh, Rezvan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this study is to understand and describe patterns of principal instructional leadership practice in Iranian primary schools and to then assess whether there are differences between the high- and low-rated principals. A mixed methods design was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from principals and teachers within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Brennan, Jarlath; Mac Ruairc, Gerry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The centrality of emotions in the personal and professional practice of school leaders is by now well established in scholarship. Much of the investigation that has been carried out over the years provides a strong basis and rationale for the data presented in this paper. This study sought to explore the extent to which the socio-economic context…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Principals, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
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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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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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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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Moswela, Bernard; Kgosidialwa, Keonyatse – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper explored two issues as follows: the influence school leaders have on school performances and factors that hinder school leaders' efforts to achieve school success in Botswana secondary and primary schools. The subjects of the study were 199 teachers and 21 members of the senior management team in primary and secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership
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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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Brücknerová, Karla; Novotný, Petr – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The aim of this study is to describe the influence that principals have on the hidden curriculum of induction (HCI). Our findings are based on a comparison of two case studies undertaken in primary schools in the Czech Republic, whose principals have different approaches to leadership and the management of induction. The data analysis leads to the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Hidden Curriculum
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