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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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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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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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McGinity, Ruth; Heffernan, Amanda; Courtney, Steven J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The field of educational-leadership research has broadened over the last 50 years, with diverse knowledge-production traditions (e.g. functionalist and critical); audiences (e.g. practitioners, researchers and policymakers) and preferred sites of publication. In this article, we trace how the objectives, methods, claims and relative significance…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership, Trend Analysis
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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article is exploratory and experimental. It starts from the premise that leadership scholarship is a site of disagreement, where mainstream claims are challenged by critical scholars. Some criticism focuses on conceptual clarity, and incorporates consideration of who should be categorised as a leader, and on what basis, and whether it is…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Scholarship, Epistemology, Beliefs
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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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Vermeulen, Marjan; Kreijns, Karel; Evers, Arnoud T. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Despite the fact that innovative behaviour of teachers is important for the quality of teaching in our knowledge society, there is still little research into leadership and organizational factors that influence teachers' innovative behaviour. By combining self-concept leadership theory, social exchange theory and a hierarchical model of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Transformational Leadership, Educational Quality, Innovation
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Gao, Lin; Shi, Meijia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The present study addresses the question of whether school leadership matters. It employs second-order meta-analysis to synthesize results from 12 first-order meta-analyses examining school leadership effects published 2003-2019. These meta-analyses collectively examined 512 primary studies published across four decades (1978-2019). Results showed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Intentionally provocative, this article identifies weaknesses in mainstream educational leadership scholarship, and draws upon 'new wave' critical leadership studies to propose a new, potentially paradigm-shifting, direction for the field. The central argument is that educational leadership researchers, in focusing predominantly on how…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Epistemology, Misconceptions
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Thien, Lei Mee – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The extent to which the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) is sensitive and appropriate to be used in different cultural contexts remains underexplored in the literature. To address this research gap, this study attempts to validate a Malay language version of PIMRS by assessing convergent, discriminant, and criterion validity…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Indonesian Languages, Test Construction, Rating Scales
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Polatcan, Mahmut; Kilinç, Ali Çagatay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This paper examines the effects of instructional leadership on the change in teachers' classroom practices, with the mediating role of shared practice and learning effectiveness. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design, using quantitative methods. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to analyze the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Alsaleh, Amal Abdulwahab – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article investigates the influence of head of department instructional leadership, collegial cooperation, and school administration support on the perspectives of 649 teachers in Kuwait toward school-based professional learning. The study used a quantitative questionnaire, and teachers expressed positive school-based learning experiences. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Collegiality, Cooperation
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Service, Brenda; Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Effective school leadership is widely acknowledged as having a positive impact on student achievement. However, there appears to be no deliberate process to sustain New Zealand principals' effectiveness throughout their careers. This article discusses the views of current and former New Zealand secondary school principals about their complex role…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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