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Shengnan, Liu; Hallinger, Philip – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Teacher professional learning plays a critical role in education reform by enabling teachers to refine their professional skills and keep up with changing content knowledge, pedagogy, and trends in schooling. This study examines how and under what conditions principal instructional leadership contributes to teachers' professional learning in…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
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Berkovich, Izhak; Bogler, Ronit – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The present study is a developmental review that aims to conceptualise, using empirical data, the mediating paths connecting effective school leadership (i.e. transformational leadership and distributed leadership) to teachers' affective and normative organisational commitment. The review is based on empirical studies on teachers' organisational…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Principals
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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Chen, Wen-Yan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the context of educational decentralisation, school leadership encompassing different sources of leadership is significant for school performance. However, few studies have investigated the pathway regarding how principals and teachers as distinct sources of learning-centred leadership exert impact on teacher learning. To this end, survey data…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Kim, Taeyeon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
In this study, I explore how school principals experience transformative learning in relation to leadership development and how these experiences influence their leadership practices and perceptions. Transformative learning is critical for school leaders because it can lead to meaningful learning that qualitatively changes their leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Transformative Learning, Public Schools
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Chen, Junjun; Guo, Wei – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper reports on a study that examined the effect of school principals' emotional intelligence, and their instructional leadership, on improving teachers' instructional strategies. A sample of 534 primary teachers from 54 primary schools in China was approached and invited to respond to a questionnaire. Structural equation modelling…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Strategies
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Zuze, Tia Linda; Juan, Andrea – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
International research has shown that the quality of school leadership and management (SLM) is important for teaching and learning, particularly in schools where there is acute resource deprivation. This article explores the relationship between leadership and academic achievement in South African secondary schools with varying socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Qadach, Mowafaq; Schechter, Chen; Da'as, Rima'a – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Keeping experienced and competent teachers in schools is becoming an important challenge for school leadership. Hence, this research tested an innovative model which explored the direct and indirect relationship between principals' instructional leadership, collective teacher efficacy, a shared vision, and a teacher's intent to leave their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Intention, Faculty Mobility, Correlation
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Schools in Turkey are primarily influenced by the Ministry of National Education ("Milli Egitim Bakanligi") through laws and regulations. Compliance with regulations might be characterised as superficial in many respects and can lead to schools 'decoupling' their espoused structures from the realities of practice. In other words, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Khanal, Jeevan; Perry, Freya; Park, Sae-Hoon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Empirical studies of school leadership in South Asia are limited. This qualitative study examines the ways in which principals in three award-winning community high schools enact leadership practices in their specific contexts in Nepal. The results reveal that the principals used multiple frames of leadership and were proactive towards reforms.…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness
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Somech, Anit; Naamneh, Manar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The present research examines the functioning of subject coordinators as boundary managers. According to this approach, effective team leaders move back and forth across the team boundary, by means of internal activities, which focus on internal team processes, and external activities, which focus on connecting the team with the external…
Descriptors: Coordinators, Administrators, Teamwork, Leadership Effectiveness
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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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Cousin, Susan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 2008 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development presented system leadership (leadership beyond a single institution) as more effective than traditional approaches to public services delivery in responding to the external drivers of globalisation, new technologies and increasing societal complexity. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Educational Administration, Global Approach, Principals
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Romero, Claudia; Krichesky, Gabriela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School leadership has been identified as a key function to assuring quality in education. Principals' leadership can have a direct effect on students' learning by improving teaching, or an indirect effect by creating conditions that foster learning. This exploratory study aims to understand how school principals exercise their leadership and its…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, High Schools, Principals, Interaction
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Weinstein, José; Azar, Ariel; Flessa, Joseph – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Latin American educational policy has relied on the assumption that better preparation can help school leaders improve their professional performance, thus improving quality of schools. Training programs for present or future school leaders have proliferated in the region, often publicly financed, but without enough evidence of their impact. Using…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Elementary Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Smylie, Mark A.; Eckert, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article introduces new perspectives, principles and recommendations for the successful development of teacher leadership. It draws from literature on teacher leadership, work redesign, and on-the-job leadership development to explore key insights and questions for teacher leadership development, and it presents a conceptual-theoretical model…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Models, Instructional Leadership
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