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Irvine, Paul A.; Brundrett, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leading is not the same as teaching, and middle leaders in schools require different capabilities to those of classroom teachers. This article explores the ways in which these capabilities are acquired by middle leaders in the independent sector during the early stages of their appointment as they progress through a transitional period. It draws…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Leadership Role
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Brennan, Jarlath; Mac Ruairc, Gerry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The centrality of emotions in the personal and professional practice of school leaders is by now well established in scholarship. Much of the investigation that has been carried out over the years provides a strong basis and rationale for the data presented in this paper. This study sought to explore the extent to which the socio-economic context…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Principals, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Bouwmans, Machiel; Runhaar, Piety; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In vocational education and training (VET) colleges worldwide, teacher teams work on innovations to improve their educational quality. To foster this process, teams benefit from team-oriented human resource management (HRM) aimed at stimulating teachers' team learning. This qualitative study explores in-depth how team leaders enact team-oriented…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Team Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Educational Quality
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Arar, Khalid Husny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper traces challenges faced by six Arab women from three different Arab localities -- Palestinian Arab society in Israel, Palestinian Authority territories, and Jordan -- on their path to appointment as school principals, investigating how they cope with the challenges involved in women's leadership in a patriarchal society. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Arabs, Females, Barriers, Coping
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Machovcová, Katerina; Zábrodská, Katerina; Mudrák, Jirí – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The Czech higher educational system has transformed over the past three decades from a state-centred model evolving via strong academic autonomy to the current system, which is characterised by academic freedom but also heightened pressure to produce measurable research output. The purpose of this study was to explore how Czech academic middle…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Grants, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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Woods, Philip A.; Roberts, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In the context of evolving global challenges and opportunities, this article explores the kind of leadership that moves beyond the philosophy of dependence which pervades many of the everyday assumptions of educational leadership practice. The article argues for educational leadership that places relational freedom, self-determination, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Gardner-McTaggart, Alexander – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Purpose: this study offers a rare insight into senior leadership in International Baccalaureate (IB) international schools. The IB international school profits from the perceived quality and consistency of the IB brand; international schools, however, suffer from an endemic culture of change and reinterpretation. The IB learner profile (IBLP)…
Descriptors: Leadership, International Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Profiles
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Tahir, Lokman; Musah, Mohammed Borhandden; Panatik, Siti Aisyah; Ali, Mohd Fadzli; Said, Mohd Nihra Haruzuan Mohd – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Unquestionably, studies focusing on school leaders' stress while managing schools have received extensive attention. However, there is still a lack of research focusing on deputies' stress, even though deputies play an essential role in a school's improvement process. Despite deputies' dual roles, it is an accepted fact that deputies do experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Elementary Schools, Stress Variables
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Mazur, Rebecca – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teacher collaboration is a vital factor in successful school reform, and the networks in which educators are embedded support (or constrain) access to essential social capital resources. In this study, authors used social network analysis to examine the changing structure of teacher collaboration networks over the course of a rural District's…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Collaboration, Social Networks
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Montes López, Estrella; O'Connor, Pat – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Universities present themselves as meritocratic organizations; however, there is evidence that such claims are 'rationalised myths'. This article is concerned with the perceived effect of micropolitics on academic careers in two case study universities: a collegial Spanish and a managerial Irish one. The data are drawn from 86 semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Equal Education
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Romanowski, Michael H.; Abu-Shawish, Reem K.; Merouani, Nora – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Globalization requires the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) to experience numerous economic, social, and educational changes. In particular, Qatar's unprecedented economic growth has created a flow of high- and low-skilled expatriate workers resulting in a significant imbalance between nationals and expatriates. The implications are evident in…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries
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Simkins, Tim; Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Maxwell, Bronwen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In England the balance of responsibilities between national and local government for the governance of education is changing. Relationships between schools are shifting and new structures, groups and alliances are being created in response to national policy. The article is part of a project to understand how the new local education landscapes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Administrators, Leadership Responsibility
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Hirsh, Åsa; Segolsson, Mikael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The current study reported here is one within a research project aimed at the identification of enabling and constraining factors in a two-year school-development project at a large secondary school in Sweden, where all teaching staff were involved in improving the quality of instruction through collaborative analyses. In this project a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Quality
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Boocock, Andrew – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leadership in the post-incorporation English further education system has not been distributed in nature, but transactional, driven by the external demands of funding and inspection regimes. However, in the light of the current rhetoric of localism in further education policy there is a view that distributed leadership would be an appropriate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Instructional Leadership, Inspection, Leadership Styles
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Hood, Stafford; Burns, Denise; Kurum, Gül – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper suggests that distributed leadership is a vital first step in making schools flexible enough to respond to new pressures. However, it is then argued that distributed leadership per se does not necessarily imply a commitment to a particular stance on issues of social justice, such as equality, but rather that this can only flow from…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
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