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Forrest, Colin; Goodall, Janet; Hill, Ron; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In England, further education college and sixth form college governing bodies are required to appoint a clerk to administer and advise on governing procedure and practice. In this article we report research which aimed to understand and theorise about the role and the associated responsibilities. We analysed the relevant literatures, carried out a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Adult Education, National Surveys
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Romero, Claudia; Krichesky, Gabriela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School leadership has been identified as a key function to assuring quality in education. Principals' leadership can have a direct effect on students' learning by improving teaching, or an indirect effect by creating conditions that foster learning. This exploratory study aims to understand how school principals exercise their leadership and its…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, High Schools, Principals, Interaction
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Valiente Sandó, Pedro; Prada, José J. Del Toro; Sarduy, Yunier Pérez; Ramírez, Jorge González – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article analyzes the results of a study in which the objective was to assess the process of school principals' training in Cuba. Data collection was done through the revision of existing documents and administering of questionnaires to subjects involved in the training process. Universities and provincial and municipal departments of education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Training, Questionnaires
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Weinstein, José; Azar, Ariel; Flessa, Joseph – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Latin American educational policy has relied on the assumption that better preparation can help school leaders improve their professional performance, thus improving quality of schools. Training programs for present or future school leaders have proliferated in the region, often publicly financed, but without enough evidence of their impact. Using…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Elementary Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Chan, Chi Wai – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Studies on school leadership in Hong Kong have mainly focused on primary and secondary schools, with only a handful of studies looking at leadership in early childhood education. This paper aims to report the findings of a study on strategic leadership in Hong Kong's kindergartens. It discusses the challenges that Hong Kong kindergarten leaders…
Descriptors: School Administration, Kindergarten, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Antoniou, Panayiotis; Lu, Mohan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
During the last 25 years researchers have proposed a number of conceptual frameworks to measure the various functions of instructional leadership. One of the most frequently used frameworks is the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS). Despite the great number of studies employing the PIMRS, evidence for its reliability and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Instructional Leadership, Evaluation Methods, Educational Administration
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Emira, Mahmoud; Brewster, Stephanie; Duncan, Neil; Clifford, Angela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Mixed Methods Research, Leadership Qualities
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Liu, Yan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Printy, Susan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Distributed leadership is a dynamic process and reciprocal interaction of the leader, the subordinates and the situation. This research was inspired by the theoretical framework of Spillane in order to contextualize distributed leadership and compare the variations using the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2013 data. The two-level…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Context Effect, Teacher Characteristics, Participative Decision Making
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Raftar-Ozery, Tehila – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The goal of this study was to explore the mediating role of 'absenteeism acceptance' between different leadership styles and school ethical climate (SEC) on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and voluntary absence among Israeli teachers. 304 teachers were randomly selected from 304 different mainstream and special-education schools. The…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Ethics, Teacher Attendance, Attendance
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Morrison, Allan R. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In today's competitive and rapidly evolving educational environment, the ability to implement appropriate and effective change is of critical importance to an international school's ongoing success. This study examines leadership characteristics and styles that support the development and forward momentum of a change agenda within the context of…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Change
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Berkovich, Izhak – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In discussions about transformational leadership theory, three conceptions frequently emerge: (a) principals' transformational leadership behaviours are more prevalent in national contexts that are restructuring-oriented; (b) principals' transformational behaviours are more effective than transactional behaviours; and (c) principals are either…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Dou, Diya; Devos, Geert; Valcke, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study examines the relationship between school autonomy gap, principal leadership, school climate, teacher psychological factors, teachers' job satisfaction and organizational commitment under the context of school autonomy reform. A path model has been developed to define the relationships between principal leadership and teachers' outcomes…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Institutional Autonomy
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Tran, Henry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
In recent years, a principal supply shortage crisis has emerged in the USA. This problem has been exacerbated by an increase in principal departures, which has been found to be negatively related to school outcomes. While research exists on several determinants of principal turnover, any examination of the relationship between principals'…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Salaries, Academic Achievement, Principals
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Lee, Ai Noi; Nie, Youyan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Using a convenience sample of 289 teachers in Singapore, this study examined: (1) whether there were significant differences between teachers' perceptions of principal's and immediate supervisor's empowering behaviours; and (2) teachers' perceptions of principal's and immediate supervisor's empowering behaviours in relation to teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Empowerment, Principals
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Grobler, Bennie; Moloi, Connie; Thakhordas, Sunita – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This quantitative study investigates teachers' perceptions of how Emotional Intelligence (EI) was utilised by their school principals to manage mandated curriculum change processes in schools in the Johannesburg North district of Gauteng in South Africa. Research shows that EI consists of a range of fundamental skills that could enable school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 10
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