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Santizo Rodall, Claudia A.; Ortega Salazar, Sylvia B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article discusses the type of organization and leadership that underlies a competency-based management rule established in Mexico (2008) applicable to principals in public upper high schools. This rule, identified as the 449 Agreement, describes competencies and communicates expected behavior. Implementation, however, is mediated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Competence
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Shaari, Imran; Hung, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Central coordination characterises centralised education systems. Centralised systems pride themselves on efficient systemic planning for strategic foresightedness. This study investigates how educators fostered partnerships towards lateral networking propensities or "laterality" in a centralised system with hierarchical tendencies. A…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Jooste, Karien; Frantz, Jose; Waggie, Firdouza – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Universities are in a highly competitive environment, needing strong academic leadership. Some heads of departments have been appointed into leadership positions in a healthcare faculty after having been mere academics for a few years. They are more likely to experience challenges. This study aimed to explore the views and understanding of heads…
Descriptors: Health Services, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Hernández-Amorós, María J.; Martínez Ruiz, María A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
A prolific number of researchers have chosen to study metaphorical narratives, confirming their usefulness in educational research. The aim of this paper is to analyse the metaphorical expressions used by 68 principals from infant, primary and secondary schools in Alicante (Spain), concerning the way they see the figure of the principal and how it…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Foreign Countries
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Gómez-Hurtado, Inmaculada; González-Falcón, Inmaculada; Coronel, José M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The aim of this article is to examine how school principals perceive cultural diversity and management. To this end, qualitative research was carried out for one semester in four secondary schools in Andalusia (Spain). Through interviews and discussion groups, triangulated with other qualitative research techniques, we explored the mindset and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Principals, Educational Administration
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Ford, Timothy G.; Youngs, Peter A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Emerging from concerns about "contrived collegiality" in schools is also the recognition that breaking existing patterns of collegial interaction (or lack thereof) might necessitate some level of leader-initiated (or otherwise organizational) intervention. This paper presents the case of Middleville, a high-performing Midwestern US…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Collegiality, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Higham, Rupert; Booth, Tony – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
To what extent can heads use an inclusive values-led approach to school development in the face of pressures from Ofsted and their Local Authority to focus almost exclusively on attainment outcomes? We explore leadership of school improvement in a qualitative study of 10 head teachers in the English county of "Preshire," who worked with…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Values, Qualitative Research, Leadership Effectiveness
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Bøe, Marit; Hognestad, Karin; Waniganayake, Manjula – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article explores qualitative shadowing as an interpretivist methodology, and explains how two researchers participating simultaneously in data collection using a video recorder, contextual interviews and video-stimulated recall interviews, conducted a qualitative shadowing study at six early childhood centres in Norway. This paper emerged…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education, Leadership
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Truong, Thang Dinh; Hallinger, Philip; Sanga, Kabini – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
There is an emerging global consensus that the knowledge base in educational leadership and management must offer a deeper examination of leadership practice across a more diverse set of national contexts. Nonetheless, a recent review of the literature in this field concluded that this challenge has yet to be adequately addressed with respect to…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Haiyan, Qian; Walker, Allan; Xiaowei, Yang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
A positive teacher learning culture is important to effect meaningful changes in schools. Literature has established that successful school leaders can build and nurture learning cultures among teachers. However, less is known about how school leaders can shape the culture and make learning conditions happen at the schools in the Chinese education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, School Culture
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Zhang, Xiao-feng; Ng, Ho-ming – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Teacher appraisal has been widely practised in China for decades. With the introduction, in 2009, of the teacher performance pay system, however, teacher appraisal has undergone certain changes. This study explores the practice of teacher appraisal, using a qualitative approach and taking public schools in Shanghai as its research sites. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Teacher Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers
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Zhang, Jia; Yuan, Rui; Yu, Shulin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Using qualitative data collected from three high schools in Shanghai, this study explored the barriers to the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Chinese schools from the perspectives of school leaders and teachers. Results indicate that the barriers identified by teachers in the development of PLCs include insufficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Barriers
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Grootenboer, Peter; Hardy, Ian – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The importance of leadership for improving educational outcomes in schools has been widely promoted. However, the nature of leadership practices, in context, has received less attention in the educational leadership literature. In this article, we present a case study of the specific leadership practices that developed in one school site serving…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Case Studies
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Cho, Vincent; Jimerson, Jo Beth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
What does it mean to be and to act like a school leader online? Although many school leaders might be comfortable navigating issues of identity in face-to-face environments, online environments may present new and unprecedented challenges. These challenges may range from concerns about privacy and surveillance to questions about how best to…
Descriptors: School Administration, Social Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Notman, Ross – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
There is developing interest in how professional identity can support educational leaders' management of change. This article explores the conceptualisation and interplay of identity formation with adaptive and contingent forms of educational leadership. The article draws on qualitative data obtained from two New Zealand school principals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Principals, Educational Administration
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