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Thien, Lei Mee; Chan, Sui Yin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This study aims to validate Western-based distributed leadership and teacher academic optimism scales in the Malaysian primary school context. This study further examined the relationships between distributed leadership and teacher academic optimism as well as each dimension of teacher academic optimism. Data were collected from 442 primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Elementary School Teachers
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Vella, Robert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main objective of this research is to investigate the perceptions and experiences of senior female educational leaders in Malta, where senior leaders are considered as those leaders from the Minister of Education to leaders at directorial level. Although Malta's laws relating to gender equity are in line with those of the European Union,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Administration
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Hashem, Reem – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
In 2003, the Jordanian government launched an 'education reform for knowledge economy' leadership programme in Jordanian public schools. The programme transformed school leadership structures by advocating patterns of distributed leadership. However, growing evidence in cross-cultural research shows the influence of local culture on implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Educational Administration, Leadership Styles
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Ncwane, Sithenjwa Hopewell; Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
In this paper, we report on the findings of a study that sought to understand the nature of circuit managers' leadership in supporting teaching and learning in the context of multiple deprivations in South Africa. The paper aimed first at examining the nature of circuit managers' leadership for learning in deprived school contexts, and second to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Administrators, Leadership
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Hammad, Waheed; Samier, Eugenie A.; Mohammed, Azzam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The purpose of this systematic review was to identify trends in educational leadership and management (EDLM) knowledge production in the Arabian Gulf region, drawing on a database of 272 studies published in local (Arabic) journals over a 10-year period (2009-2018). The review focused on the geographic distribution of the literature, authorship…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Periodicals, Research Reports, Databases
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Velarde, Joseph M.; Ghani, Muhammad Faizal; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Jun-Hwa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
In the ever-changing 21st-century landscape characterised by emerging global and technical trends, the search for relevant leaders in school systems relies on the premises of building a conducive, adaptive and inclusive learning environment. Thus, this article aims to examine the mediating effect of transformational leadership attributes of school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Change, Transformational Leadership, Cultural Awareness
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Sindhvad, Swetal; Mikayilova, Ulviyya; Kazimzade, Elmina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Azerbaijan has introduced significant reforms to improve school leadership in public schools. Responsibilities were redefined to prioritize teacher supervision and engagement with school governance structures to ensure school improvement and accountability measures. The purpose of this study was to provide insight into contextual factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Capacity Building, Teacher Supervision
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Montecinos, Carmen; Galdames, Sergio; Flessa, Joseph; Valenzuela, Juan Pablo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This scoping review of the international literature published over the last 50 years in educational leadership and management journals provides a thematic exploration of factors influencing pathways at the pre-entry stage of a principal's career. Findings from a thematic analysis of 68 publications show that attention to prospective principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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Chen, Junjun – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The current paper aims at developing and validating a Teacher Leadership Inventory (TLI). Adopting the theoretical-empirical strategy of instrument development, the procedure consisted of taking a sample of panel experts and undertaking six sequential empirical studies with sufficient samples of teacher leaders from China. After verifying content…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Teacher Leadership, Test Validity, Teacher Behavior
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Wang, Mo; Xia, Jing – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article describes the development of a teacher leadership scale (TLS) that can be utilized in early childhood education in China. A mixed methods research design was developed to meet the research aim, and both qualitative and quantitative data on the perceptions of teacher leadership from both middle leaders (i.e. vice-principal, key stage…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Teachers
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Pietsch, Marcus; Tulowitzki, Pierre; Cramer, Colin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Both organizational and management research suggest that schools and their leaders need to be ambidextrous to secure prosperity and long-term survival in dynamic environments characterized by competition and innovation. In this context, ambidexterity refers to the ability to simultaneously pursue exploitation and exploration and thus to deliver…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles
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Mansor, Azlin Norhaini; Hamid, Aida Hanim A.; Medina, Nitce Isa; Vikaraman, Sharmini Siva; Abdul Wahab, Jamalul Lail; Mohd Nor, Mohamed Yusoff; Alias, Bity Salwana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research examined leadership practices in the unique context of primary schools with smaller levels of enrolment, specifically small schools in Malaysia. These are schools with an enrolment of up to 150 students that are primarily located in rural areas. This study explored the challenges encountered by experienced head teachers of such…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Elementary School Students
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Meyer, André; Richter, Dirk; Hartung-Beck, Viola – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Empirical research considers teacher collaboration to be an important predictor of outcome variables at the student, teacher, and school level. Principals are responsible for shaping teachers' work environments, and in doing so, they can strengthen and support teacher collaboration. Drawing on social interdependence theory, we hypothesized that…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Collaboration, Correlation
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Alazmi, Ayeshah Ahmed; Al-Mahdy, Yasser F. Hendawy – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Scholars have asserted that a school principal's authentic leadership can raise the engagement of teachers under their charge. This paper delves into this consideration, within the context of Kuwaiti educational reform, by investigating the extent to which principal authentic leadership (PAL) affects teacher engagement (TE) by enhancing their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Pažur, Monika – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main purpose of this article is to describe the process of development and validation of a research instrument for measuring the presence of democratic school leadership characteristics. The instrument has been developed and validated in the city of Zagreb and Zagreb County in Croatia in four phases: theoretical construction; expert validation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Foreign Countries
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