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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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Velarde, Joseph M.; Ghani, Muhammad Faizal; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Jun-Hwa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
In the ever-changing 21st-century landscape characterised by emerging global and technical trends, the search for relevant leaders in school systems relies on the premises of building a conducive, adaptive and inclusive learning environment. Thus, this article aims to examine the mediating effect of transformational leadership attributes of school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Change, Transformational Leadership, Cultural Awareness
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Sindhvad, Swetal; Mikayilova, Ulviyya; Kazimzade, Elmina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Azerbaijan has introduced significant reforms to improve school leadership in public schools. Responsibilities were redefined to prioritize teacher supervision and engagement with school governance structures to ensure school improvement and accountability measures. The purpose of this study was to provide insight into contextual factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Capacity Building, Teacher Supervision
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Pashiardis, Petros; Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz, Stefan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main thrust of this paper is to explore factors from the business sector, which could inspire school leaders in terms of issue/problem formulation during their decision-making process. This conceptual paper examines diachronically and conceptually the issues of uncertainty, not only in terms of context and decision-making, but also having in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Decision Making, Business
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Montecinos, Carmen; Galdames, Sergio; Flessa, Joseph; Valenzuela, Juan Pablo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This scoping review of the international literature published over the last 50 years in educational leadership and management journals provides a thematic exploration of factors influencing pathways at the pre-entry stage of a principal's career. Findings from a thematic analysis of 68 publications show that attention to prospective principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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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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Tintoré, Mireia; Cunha, Rosário Serrão; Cabral, Ilídia; Alves, José Joaquim Matias – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The purpose of this scoping review is to analyse the literature concerning principals' problems and challenges, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2019. The research team conducted an extensive search to locate relevant academic literature, comprising 17 years of research, and a total of 153 documents were analysed. According to the findings, most of…
Descriptors: Principals, Barriers, Administrator Responsibility, Work Environment
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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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Klein, Esther Dominique; Schwanenberg, Jasmin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
As a result of reforms in the governance of schools, the role of principals in Germany has changed from a teacher with additional administrative tasks to a leader of school improvement. However, many principals in Germany did not receive any substantial formal training for management and leadership tasks. Using the results of a survey of 1240…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Professional Development
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The introduction of school governing bodies in South African schools has largely been motivated by a democratic discourse of communal participation, belonging and accountability. How this has been interpreted has seemingly been limited to understandings of parental participation in the daily functioning of schools. In turn, research on school…
Descriptors: Governance, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Wong, Koon Lin; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Currently, the challenges deriving from the complex and dynamic socio-political context in Hong Kong influence principals' and teachers' relationships and interactions. Academic autonomy in Hong Kong secondary schools is not simply granted by the principals, it is influenced by the society, school conditions and key stakeholders. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Principals, Self Efficacy
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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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Bodalina, Kishan N.; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research was inspired by two critical factors relating to women leaders in senior positions in education district offices. Firstly, women leaders are continually plagued with stereotyping, and secondly, women are repeatedly undermined by male colleagues. Although the South African Constitution and other related legislation prohibits any form…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Central Office Administrators, Foreign Countries
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