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Reid, David B. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
New career principals are tasked with many sensemaking opportunities and often rely on their peers to assist with these sensemaking processes, engaging in a form of newcomer socialization. This study investigates how two first year elementary school principals in the US state of Michigan become socialized to their new roles as school leaders by…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Moswela, Bernard; Kgosidialwa, Keonyatse – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper explored two issues as follows: the influence school leaders have on school performances and factors that hinder school leaders' efforts to achieve school success in Botswana secondary and primary schools. The subjects of the study were 199 teachers and 21 members of the senior management team in primary and secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
Bauer, Scott C.; Silver, Lori; Schwartzer, Jessica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Isolation has affected the quality of the work experience for employees in education for decades. This study explores the role that isolation plays in impacting the quality of the work experience among new principals. Building on recent studies, the analysis tests whether isolation serves as a mediator in the relationship between factors that are…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Beginning Principals, Persistence, Work Experience
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Schad, Elinor – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teachers' perceptions of organizational communication were assessed using a tailored questionnaire, sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden. Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication; however, a lack of…
Descriptors: Time Management, Teacher Attitudes, Organizational Communication, Organizational Climate
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Bouwmans, Machiel; Runhaar, Piety; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Complex educational innovations in vocational education and training (VET) schools require teamwork and distributed leadership so that team members are enabled to contribute based on their expertise. The literature suggests that distributed leadership is affected by formal leaders' and teachers' actions, but how their actions affect distributed…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Vocational Education, Teamwork, Leaders
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Brücknerová, Karla; Novotný, Petr – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The aim of this study is to describe the influence that principals have on the hidden curriculum of induction (HCI). Our findings are based on a comparison of two case studies undertaken in primary schools in the Czech Republic, whose principals have different approaches to leadership and the management of induction. The data analysis leads to the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Hidden Curriculum
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Waheed, Zarina; Hussin, Sufean; Khan, Muhammad Ilyas; Ghavifekr, Simin; Bahadur, Waheed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leaders' ethical behaviours and conducts are prerequisites for an effective change. The purpose of this qualitative comparative case study was to explore ethical leadership practices in selected transformed schools from Selangor, Malaysia. Two schools (a primary school and a secondary school) were selected as study sites. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Nordholm, Daniel; Andersson, Klas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article explores newly appointed principals' descriptions of a decentralised and market adopted school system. An institutional logics perspective is applied to analyse how logics visible at the national level evoke images among principals at the local level. Empirical data consist of 66 examinations from the National Principal Training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrative Organization
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Starkey, Louise; Eppel, Elizabeth – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 1989, New Zealand started to follow an international trend of reforming education policy according to the neoliberal principles of competition, choice and self-managing schools. Since then, the increasing availability of digital data in schools has corresponded with the development of student achievement measurement tools and benchmarking of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Guihen, Laura – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article draws on the findings of an in-depth study which sought to explore the career histories and professional aspirations of 12 women deputy head teachers in England. In view of the ongoing underrepresentation of women in secondary headship and the scarcity of literature focusing solely on deputy heads, the study aimed to gain an insight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Women Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Cousin, Susan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In 2008 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development presented system leadership (leadership beyond a single institution) as more effective than traditional approaches to public services delivery in responding to the external drivers of globalisation, new technologies and increasing societal complexity. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Educational Administration, Global Approach, Principals
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Connolly, Michael; James, Chris; Fertig, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Educational management and educational leadership are central concepts in understanding organising in educational institutions but their meaning, the difference between them and their value in educational organising remain the subject of debate. In this article, we analyse and contrast the two concepts. We conclude that educational management…
Descriptors: Differences, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Educational Responsibility
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McGrath-Champ, Susan; Stacey, Meghan; Wilson, Rachel; Fitzgerald, Scott; Rainnie, Al; Parding, Karolina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Shifts in schooling policy have had substantial impact upon the role of principals as well as the relationship that principals have with their teaching staff. In this paper we report on the initiatives 30 principals in a diverse range of devolved Australian government schools adopt to shape and support the local, school-level working conditions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Buske, Ramona; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this study, we examine the relationships between principals' evidence-oriented attitudes and their data use in school leadership practices. Based on theoretical assumptions and existing empirical research, we develop hypotheses on the correlation of evidence-oriented attitudes, epistemological beliefs and principals' data use. We test these…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice
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