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Hallinger, Philip; Lu, Jiafang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The past two decades have witnessed increasing global acceptance of the important role that capable leadership plays in education reform and school improvement. Consequently, policymakers internationally have actively sought means of strengthening capacity for school-level leadership, with a particular focus on the design of more effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education
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MacBeath, John – Educational Management, Administration, & Leadership, 2008
In their commitment to raising standards successive Conservative and Labour governments have moved progressively to tighter prescription of school policy and more far reaching proscription of practices deemed unacceptable. This article examines how 12 headteachers construct the policy environment and how they respond to it in the schools they…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Interviews
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Orr, Margaret Terry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
Given the lack of preparation incoming school district superintendents receive and the many challenges they face, this article reviews the approach of the few existing programs for new superintendents and describes the leadership development strategies that would be beneficial. With this background, the article presents the findings from an…
Descriptors: Seminars, Action Research, Pilot Projects, Learning Strategies