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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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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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Smylie, Mark A.; Eckert, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article introduces new perspectives, principles and recommendations for the successful development of teacher leadership. It draws from literature on teacher leadership, work redesign, and on-the-job leadership development to explore key insights and questions for teacher leadership development, and it presents a conceptual-theoretical model…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Models, Instructional Leadership
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Educational leadership plays a significant role in school success, through its effects on teachers' emotions, attitudes, and behaviours. However, the knowledge of how school leaders influence teachers' emotions is very limited. Most existing evidence focuses on general explanations that are not the result of controlled research designs, which is…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Empathy
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Hochbein, Craig; Dever, Bridget V.; White, George; Mayger, Linda; Gallagher, Emily – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Among the multitude of studies that have examined an array of variables related to school leadership, only a small percentage have rigorously examined how school leaders spend their time. The complex role of school leaders poses challenges to common methods of collecting data about school leader time use, which subsequently threaten the validity…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Technological Advancement, Sampling, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Ehren, Melanie; Perryman, Jane – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Quality education is of major public and private interest and, understandably, considerable effort is paid to the quality of schools and improvement of the level of education in society. Many governments recognize the limitations of centralized policy in motivating school improvement and turn to 'network governance' to coordinate school systems.…
Descriptors: Networks, Governance, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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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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Sims, Margaret; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hadley, Fay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the Australian early childhood sector the role of educational leader emerged as part of a very large process of policy reform that began in 2009. The position of educational leader was established to drive the quality improvement requirements of the reform, but many organizations did not establish these positions until several years after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Early Childhood Education
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Chong, Stephanie; Geare, Alan; Willett, Roger J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper addresses the issues of managerialism and collegiality in universities in times of change. It is based on a case study of a New Zealand university from 1985 to 2010 using interviews with key participants and documentary evidence from the public and private domains. The study concludes that views of university staff about the concepts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Yemini, Miri – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article investigates the rationales and activities of nine nonprofit intermediary organizations operating in Israeli public schools, under similar missions of promoting school entrepreneurship. I apply a multiple case study qualitative methodology with in-depth interviews and complementary content analysis to investigate how those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Organizations
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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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Semarco, Stanley K. M.; Cho, Seokhee – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The study examined if significant dynamic and reciprocal relationships exist among the task-oriented managerial behaviours of headteachers, and how these behaviours specifically and jointly influence teachers' retention intention. Out of the multistage sampled 350 schools, suitable questionnaires from 279 schools representing 558 questionnaires…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Behavior
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Decman, John M.; Badgett, Kevin; Shaughnessy, Bianca; Randall, Angela; Nixon, Lisa; Lemley, Brett – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
To understand how superintendent behavior meets students' instructional needs in classrooms in the districts they lead, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) crafted six standards that are used in higher education for the preparation of effective educational leaders. This research extends on the work of Decman et al. (2010)…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Administration, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes
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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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