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Galdames, Sergio; Montecinos, Carmen; Campos, Fabián; Ahumada, Luis; Leiva, María Verónica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In a context characterised by triple sources of accountability demands, principals in Chile are required to mobilise change to raise performance indicators. School improvement is a complex endeavour--a complexity that is intensified for newly appointed principals, particularly when placed in a high-poverty, ineffective school. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Readiness, Educational Change
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Shaari, Imran; Hung, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Central coordination characterises centralised education systems. Centralised systems pride themselves on efficient systemic planning for strategic foresightedness. This study investigates how educators fostered partnerships towards lateral networking propensities or "laterality" in a centralised system with hierarchical tendencies. A…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Jooste, Karien; Frantz, Jose; Waggie, Firdouza – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Universities are in a highly competitive environment, needing strong academic leadership. Some heads of departments have been appointed into leadership positions in a healthcare faculty after having been mere academics for a few years. They are more likely to experience challenges. This study aimed to explore the views and understanding of heads…
Descriptors: Health Services, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Emira, Mahmoud; Brewster, Stephanie; Duncan, Neil; Clifford, Angela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Mixed Methods Research, Leadership Qualities
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Boyask, Ruth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The transnational trend towards school autonomy has been enacted in England through the academies programme. The programme is poised to enter its third phase of expansion in light of government commitment to the conversion of all state-funded schools to academies. This article considers the moral implications of the expansion of the programme that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School District Autonomy, Educational Trends
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Internationally, there is increasing emphasis on teacher leadership of professional development. This provides opportunities for teachers to initiate and facilitate professional learning activities beyond their own schools. There is a need for theoretical tools to analyse their leadership activity and how to support it. Constructs from complexity…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper explores different conceptions of responsibility within and beyond neoliberal frames. Such exploration draws on the experiences and accounts of "Ashleigh," a head teacher at a primary school in outer London that is part of an academy chain. Ashleigh and her school were key participants in a study that explored matters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Neoliberalism, Interviews
Holloway, Jessica; Nielsen, Ann; Saltmarsh, Sarah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Contemporary accountability frameworks position school leaders as being essential to improving school performance and driving innovation. Simultaneously, new accountability demands have forced the restructuring of school leadership, both in terms of form and function. In this paper, we look at the growing trend of distributed leadership among…
Descriptors: Accountability, Mentors, Peer Evaluation, Focus Groups
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bocala, Candice; Forman, Michelle – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This study explores how six school leadership teams in a rural district in California responded to professional development (PD) designed to strengthen leadership practices and organizational conditions in schools for improving teaching and learning. Specifically, the PD was intended to address the problem of practice identified by the schools:…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Leadership Training, Professional Development
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Haiyan, Qian; Walker, Allan; Xiaowei, Yang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
A positive teacher learning culture is important to effect meaningful changes in schools. Literature has established that successful school leaders can build and nurture learning cultures among teachers. However, less is known about how school leaders can shape the culture and make learning conditions happen at the schools in the Chinese education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, School Culture
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Tahir, Lokman; Thakib, Mohd Taufiq Mohd; Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi; Said, Mohd Nihra Haruzuan Mohd; Musah, Mohammed Borhandden – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Most studies in headship focus on the elements of training and head teachers' capabilities in leading schools. The concept of isolation experienced by head teachers during the early years of their headship is, however, overlooked. This article attempts to explore the neglected aspect of headships' experiences with isolation that later contributes…
Descriptors: Novices, Professional Isolation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Gaubatz, Julie A.; Ensminger, David C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Change process research often discusses barriers that impede organizational change (e.g., Banta, 1997; Cavacuiti and Locke, 2013; Mutchler, 1990; Stewart et al., 2012); however, no empirical research has addressed how behaviors established in leadership models counteract these barriers. This study explored these two interconnected constructs of…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Secondary Schools, Administrator Behavior, Department Heads
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Grootenboer, Peter; Hardy, Ian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The importance of leadership for improving educational outcomes in schools has been widely promoted. However, the nature of leadership practices, in context, has received less attention in the educational leadership literature. In this article, we present a case study of the specific leadership practices that developed in one school site serving…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Case Studies
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Edge, Karen; Descours, Katherine; Oxley, Laura – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Inspired by scholarly calls to focus more intently on the influence of context on leaders' construction and negotiation of identity, this paper draws on evidence from our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project in London, New York City and Toronto. Throughout the paper, we strive to illuminate how the city-based context influences how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Leadership, Age Groups
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Johnson, Lauri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article reports on the preliminary findings from a national UK study of the life histories of 28 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) educators who led schools across a 47-year period (1968-2015). BAME head teachers were grouped by generations (i.e. pioneer, experienced, and novice) and questioned about the critical life experiences that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Asians, Minority Groups
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