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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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Alqahtani, Abdulaziz Saeed; Noman, Mohammad; Kaur, Amrita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This qualitative study aims to explore the core leadership practices of school principals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Given the exploratory nature of this study, a qualitative research design methodology was employed through which an in-depth, multi-perspective study of the practices of four secondary school principals was carried out.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools
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Varpanen, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In early childhood education, the concept of distributed leadership has emerged as a key analytical tool for understanding leadership as well as a normative guide for what leadership should be. The concept originates in Peter Gronn's work, where it is positioned as overcoming the structure-agency debate, which is a foundational question in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Liu, Yan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research evidence regarding the relative effects of instructional leadership and distributed leadership on teacher job satisfaction and self-efficacy is limited; it is even less evidential when the indirect effects of mediation variables between school leadership and teacher outcomes, including supportive school culture and teacher collaboration,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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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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Szeto, Elson – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research on principals' practice of democratic leadership for inclusion in schools has been undertaken in many parts of the world. This paper explores four principals' leadership journeys in response to social justice issues in increasingly diverse settings within public schools, in relation to demographic and cultural changes in Hong Kong. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Democracy, Leadership Styles
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Moorosi, Pontso – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the light of recent media reports of racism in South African schools, this paper examines the role of school principalship standards in addressing race in South African educational leadership. The paper draws on tenets of critical race theory to examine how issues of race are addressed in the Policy for School Principalship Standard in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Race, Principals
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Shaked, Haim; Benoliel, Pascale Sarah – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Instructional leadership, which emphasizes the teaching and learning aspects of school principalship, is an essential ingredient for improving student achievement. At the same time, boundary management, which includes both internal and external boundary activities, is intrinsic to today's schools and poses one of the most persistent and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Yin, Hongbiao; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi; Chai, Ching Sing; Ng, Clement Ka Kit – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This study examined the relationships between leadership practices, professional learning communities, teachers' efficacy beliefs and perceptions of whole-child development in the context of kindergarten education. A sample of 2120 teachers from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens participated in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that principals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Morris, Julia E.; Lummis, Geoffrey W.; Lock, Graeme; Ferguson, Cath; Hill, Susan; Nykiel, Annette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This Australian case study explored the implementation of strategies to support the development of a positive school culture among whole school staff. A participatory action research approach was used to involve leadership staff in the development of a mixed method assessment of the school organisation. Baseline data from the School Organisational…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, School Culture, School Personnel, Secondary Schools
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du Plessis, André; Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Against the background of the recently published Policy on the South African Standard for Principals, the aim of this article is to determine whether distributed leadership is catered for in the South African regulatory and policy framework. It is argued that due to the accountability demands of a fundamentally bureaucratic education system,…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Educational Policy, Principals
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Wanjiru, Jenestar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Provision of education during/after violent conflicts remains a global dilemma with many conflict-affected children excluded from/within education. Likewise, school leadership is increasingly seen as a key element in developing inclusive schools across communities. This single intrinsic case study with aspects of ethnography was conducted in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Principals, Teachers
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De Lisle, Jerome; Annisette, Sean; Bowrin-Williams, Cheryl – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
In this study of high-poverty schools in Trinidad and Tobago, we (1) identified recurring patterns and generative mechanisms for successful principal leadership and (2) explored the utility of transformational, shared, and instructional leadership models. We argued that situational and country context are central to understanding school leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Poverty
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Ho, Jeanne; Ong, Monica; Tan, Liang See – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Purpose: This paper presents a study on how professional learning communities (PLC) are developed in an Asian setting, and the nature of leadership that helped to cultivate and sustain PLC in this setting. Research Method: The study adopted a sequential mixed method, starting with a survey followed by qualitative case studies, involving focused…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Asians, Cultural Context, Sustainability
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Hallinger, Philip; Hosseingholizadeh, Rezvan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this study is to understand and describe patterns of principal instructional leadership practice in Iranian primary schools and to then assess whether there are differences between the high- and low-rated principals. A mixed methods design was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from principals and teachers within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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