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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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Gunter, Helen M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Research and practice regarding politics within and for the educational management administration and leadership community are well established. The 50th anniversary issue of the journal educational management, administration and leadership is an opportunity to examine knowledge production where I have developed a new conceptual framework based on…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Administration, School Administration, Epistemology
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Mansor, Azlin Norhaini; Hamid, Aida Hanim A.; Medina, Nitce Isa; Vikaraman, Sharmini Siva; Abdul Wahab, Jamalul Lail; Mohd Nor, Mohamed Yusoff; Alias, Bity Salwana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research examined leadership practices in the unique context of primary schools with smaller levels of enrolment, specifically small schools in Malaysia. These are schools with an enrolment of up to 150 students that are primarily located in rural areas. This study explored the challenges encountered by experienced head teachers of such…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Elementary School Students
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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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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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Service, Brenda; Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Effective school leadership is widely acknowledged as having a positive impact on student achievement. However, there appears to be no deliberate process to sustain New Zealand principals' effectiveness throughout their careers. This article discusses the views of current and former New Zealand secondary school principals about their complex role…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Bailey, Lucy; Purinton, Ted; Al-Mahdi, Osama; Khalifa, Hala Al – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Although school turnaround has been studied extensively in Western contexts such as the United States, the applicability of remedies to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has not been extensively studied. The literature that exists predominantly uses a Western cultural lens. This article identifies four key dimensions of leadership for…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Administration, Leadership, Cultural Differences
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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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Simon, Catherine A.; James, Chris; Simon, Alan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In England, schools are able to take on academy status, which is intended by the central government to give them greater autonomy (DfE, 2018). Groups of academies can form multi-academy trusts (MATs), which typically grow in size with additional schools becoming academies and joining. One mechanism for MAT growth is sponsorship, which occurs when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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Cruz-González, Cristina; Rodríguez, Carmen Lucena; Segovia, Jesús Domingo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
There is growing interest in the role that principals play as school leaders. Exploring how principals build their professional leadership identity is crucial to understanding their influence on school performance. A systematic review was conducted to examine how educational leaders develop their professional identity. Our objectives were: (a) to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Leadership Role, Professional Identity, Professional Development
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
For much of the past half-century, scholars from various parts of the world have studied the early stages of school principals' careers. This article presents the results of a review of research on novice principals (NPs) regarding its current status, intellectual structure and conceptual structure. The review conducted bibliometric and content…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Educational Research, Scholarship, Journal Articles
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Wills, Gabrielle; van der Berg, Servaas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper describes a process to develop and trial new metrics in South Africa to quantify school leadership and management practices or processes that are considered theoretically related to literacy outcomes. The predictive validity of these measures is assessed in challenging contexts, including 60 township and rural primary schools in South…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Administration, Literacy, Rural Schools
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Berkovich, Izhak; Bogler, Ronit – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The present study is a developmental review that aims to conceptualise, using empirical data, the mediating paths connecting effective school leadership (i.e. transformational leadership and distributed leadership) to teachers' affective and normative organisational commitment. The review is based on empirical studies on teachers' organisational…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Principals
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Beauchamp, Gary; Hulme, Moira; Clarke, Linda; Hamilton, Lorna; Harvey, Janet A. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted school leaders across the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom (UK) with a period of exceptional crisis. This responsive, small-scale, but UK-wide study focuses on headteacher perspectives on leadership and management in the initial stages of this pandemic, contributing to our understanding of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Administration
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Zhang, Sen; Bowers, Alex J.; Mao, Yaqing – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Teachers' voice behaviour plays a critical role in school reform by providing constructive suggestions to promote teaching, students' learning and school management. This study investigates how and under what conditions principals' authentic leadership contributes to teachers' voice behaviour. Data collected from 982 teachers in 38 primary schools…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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