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Merga, Margaret K.; Roni, Saiyidi Mat; Malpique, Anabela – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The needs of struggling literacy learners beyond the early years of schooling warrant greater attention. For struggling literacy learners to attain their academic, vocational, and social goals, schools should position literacy as a whole school priority and enhance opportunities for student literacy learning across all learning areas. However, it…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Yan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Sedat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research evidence regarding the relative effects of instructional leadership and distributed leadership on teacher job satisfaction and self-efficacy is limited; it is even less evidential when the indirect effects of mediation variables between school leadership and teacher outcomes, including supportive school culture and teacher collaboration,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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Romanowski, Michael H.; Sadiq, Hissa; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.; Ndoye, Abdou; Aql, Mofed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Research indicates that principals are critical in school reform since the implementation of policies and practices is to a large extent determined by the role that principals play in educational change. This study examines the principal selection process used in Qatar for the government schools and identifies knowledge and skills necessary for…
Descriptors: Principals, Personnel Selection, Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools
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Morris, Julia E.; Lummis, Geoffrey W.; Lock, Graeme; Ferguson, Cath; Hill, Susan; Nykiel, Annette – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This Australian case study explored the implementation of strategies to support the development of a positive school culture among whole school staff. A participatory action research approach was used to involve leadership staff in the development of a mixed method assessment of the school organisation. Baseline data from the School Organisational…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, School Culture, School Personnel, Secondary Schools
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Schools in Turkey are primarily influenced by the Ministry of National Education ("Milli Egitim Bakanligi") through laws and regulations. Compliance with regulations might be characterised as superficial in many respects and can lead to schools 'decoupling' their espoused structures from the realities of practice. In other words, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Globally, there is agreement that school-community partnerships are one of the mechanisms to address challenges that schools cannot address alone. However, evidence suggests that where school-community partnerships have been initiated, their functionality and continuity is not always easy to achieve, and research locally and internationally has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability
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Hollingworth, Liz; Olsen, Dorian; Asikin-Garmager, Asih; Winn, Kathleen M. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This multiple case study examined the role of four US state-recognized high-quality principals in the implementation of change initiatives in their Midwestern schools. Participants were selected based on nomination by the state department of education and district superintendents. The research question guiding the study was: how do principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, School Culture, Educational Improvement
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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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Smith, Clive; Amushigamo, Angelina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
Despite the deeply entrenched belief in and practice of corporal punishment to maintain learner control in schools, a secondary school in Namibia has for a number of years proven to be an exception to this practice. This is an interpretive account of the teachers' and learners' experiences and perceptions of the influence of their school…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Sigurðardóttir, Sigríður Margrét; Sigþórsson, Rúnar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The article reports the findings of a qualitative case study in one elementary school in Iceland. The aim was to investigate the level of leadership capacity within the school, and how this had evolved through the school's improvement. Information was gathered over one school year about planned improvements that had taken place in the school over…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Semi Structured Interviews, Instructional Leadership, Observation
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Godfrey, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This article examines the conditions for the growth and expansion of research-engaged schools in England. The current policy climate is seeing a rapid growth of autonomous schools coupled with the continuing tendency to hold schools to account for overall student educational attainment indicators. Within this context, the article begins by…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Culture, Biology, Foreign Countries
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The overarching purpose of this study is to examine the prospects of school leadership for the development of intercultural education. The article focuses on the ways in which Greek-Cypriot headteachers conceptualize: diversity and intercultural education; and their school leadership roles in culturally diverse settings. To this extent, interviews…
Descriptors: School Culture, Immigrants, Parent Participation, Acculturation
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Zhu, Chang; Devos, Geert; Tondeur, Jo – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The aim of this research is to gain understanding about school culture characteristics of primary schools in the Flemish and Chinese context. The study was carried out in Flanders (Belgium) and China, involving a total of 44 Flemish schools and 40 Chinese schools. The School Culture Scales were used to measure five school culture dimensions with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education
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Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious; Scherz, Susan Day – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This concept article discusses the importance of developing psychic income as an administrative strategy to enhance the context of school environments and to curb high teacher turnover. The hope is to promote further debate and research in order to establish the extent to which psychic income influences retention rates in hard-to-staff schools.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence
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Woods, Charlotte; Armstrong, Paul; Bragg, Joanna; Pearson, Diana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article examines illustrative cases of partnerships from a government-funded programme of experimental projects in England designed to test out the potential of senior business managers to provide leadership across a group of schools. The article places the programme within the context of international public service reforms and, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Public Service, Partnerships in Education
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