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Aravena, Felipe – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Principal succession is an inevitable phenomenon in school systems. Given the relevance of principal succession for leadership quality and school improvement, there has been a lack of research in recent decades that has synthesized principal succession. This study aims to review the literature from 2003 to 2019 on principal succession in schools.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrative Change, Program Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Wills, Gabrielle; van der Berg, Servaas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper describes a process to develop and trial new metrics in South Africa to quantify school leadership and management practices or processes that are considered theoretically related to literacy outcomes. The predictive validity of these measures is assessed in challenging contexts, including 60 township and rural primary schools in South…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Administration, Literacy, Rural Schools
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Reyes, Vicente Chua, Jr. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This qualitative research inquiry explores how school leaders shape their identities while navigating incessant and seemingly endless school transformations. The central questions addressed are the following: how do school leaders make sense of their identities in rapid periods of reform? And how do they view themselves in new educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Identification (Psychology), Principals, Self Concept
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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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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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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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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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Arar, Khalid Husny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper traces challenges faced by six Arab women from three different Arab localities -- Palestinian Arab society in Israel, Palestinian Authority territories, and Jordan -- on their path to appointment as school principals, investigating how they cope with the challenges involved in women's leadership in a patriarchal society. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Arabs, Females, Barriers, Coping
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Tahir, Lokman; Musah, Mohammed Borhandden; Panatik, Siti Aisyah; Ali, Mohd Fadzli; Said, Mohd Nihra Haruzuan Mohd – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Unquestionably, studies focusing on school leaders' stress while managing schools have received extensive attention. However, there is still a lack of research focusing on deputies' stress, even though deputies play an essential role in a school's improvement process. Despite deputies' dual roles, it is an accepted fact that deputies do experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Elementary Schools, Stress Variables
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Mazur, Rebecca – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teacher collaboration is a vital factor in successful school reform, and the networks in which educators are embedded support (or constrain) access to essential social capital resources. In this study, authors used social network analysis to examine the changing structure of teacher collaboration networks over the course of a rural District's…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Collaboration, Social Networks
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