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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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Lee, Catherine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article utilizes the model of authentic leadership by Bill George and his colleagues to explore the extent to which openness about personal sexual and gender identities influence teacher leaders' self-perceptions of authenticity in the workplace. Forty-three teachers in senior leadership roles were asked to complete George's authentic…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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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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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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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Ghazali, Siti Sabihah; Kadir, Suhaida Abdul; Krauss, Steven Eric; Asimiran, Soaib – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The reduction of funding allocation for school operations occurs in the education administration yearly. It is a notable fact that schools around the world are facing challenges in school funding as it affects the school's operation. As a result, the performance of school for the long term would not be a primary concern in the future. Schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools
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Van Mieghem, Aster; Verschueren, Karine; Donche, Vincent; Struyf, Elke – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Belgium ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009, which implies that an inclusive education (IE) system at all levels should be realized. Consequently, recent legislation in Flanders (Belgium) aims to reduce the current segregated school system, which has caused some resistance from practitioners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Wanjiru, Jenestar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The concepts of 'leadership' and 'inclusion' continue to attract much attention in educational discourses; however, not many studies have explored their connection in schools serving conflict-affected communities where displacement and fragmentation of families risks the access, participation and achievement of many young people in education. This…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Inclusion, Conflict, Access to Education
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