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Morris, Rebecca; Dobson, Graeme – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Introduced in England in 2011, the pupil premium policy was an ambitious reform aimed at tackling the persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers. The policy provides school leaders with the professional autonomy to determine how pupil premium funding should be used. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Decision Making
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Gilbride, Neil; James, Chris; Carr, Sam – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
The way school principals make sense of the context of their work shapes their actions. As in all adults, principals' sense-making capability is a function of the ego and can change over time. Adult ego development theory describes distinct, qualitatively different stages of sense-making ability. The research reported here assessed the adult ego…
Descriptors: Principals, Adults, School Administration, Administrator Behavior
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Sam, Cecile H. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article is one of the few empirical studies exploring the "dark side" of ethical leadership. Using Oplatka's Irresponsible Leadership as an unethical leadership framework, the qualitative study explores how teachers conceptualize and experience unethical administrative leadership at their respective schools in the United States.…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Administrator Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Colman, Aly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area of deprivation, providing the setting for a detailed case study of school leadership in a state secondary school and a state primary school, both with recent or ongoing experience of intense scrutiny…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Varpanen, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In early childhood education, the concept of distributed leadership has emerged as a key analytical tool for understanding leadership as well as a normative guide for what leadership should be. The concept originates in Peter Gronn's work, where it is positioned as overcoming the structure-agency debate, which is a foundational question in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David; Parkman, Scott – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This is a qualitative exploratory study that focuses on emotional intelligence attributes of public-school leaders in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The research questions endorsed the emotional intelligence school leaders exhibit along five dimensions: (a) self-awareness; (b) managing emotions; (c) motivation; (d) empathy; and (e) social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Self Concept
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Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
School principals were required to engage in crisis leadership throughout New Zealand's first seven-week COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. Eighteen school principals from a range of secondary schools were interviewed about their experiences. The challenges they faced included preparing students and teachers for online teaching and learning for an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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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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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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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Chen, Wen-Yan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the context of educational decentralisation, school leadership encompassing different sources of leadership is significant for school performance. However, few studies have investigated the pathway regarding how principals and teachers as distinct sources of learning-centred leadership exert impact on teacher learning. To this end, survey data…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Szeto, Elson – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Research on principals' practice of democratic leadership for inclusion in schools has been undertaken in many parts of the world. This paper explores four principals' leadership journeys in response to social justice issues in increasingly diverse settings within public schools, in relation to demographic and cultural changes in Hong Kong. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Democracy, Leadership Styles
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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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Johnson, Natasha N. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This article focuses on equitable leadership and its intersection with related yet distinct concepts salient to social justice pertinent to women and minorities in educational leadership. This piece is rooted and framed within the context of the United States of America, and the major concepts include identity, equity, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Females, Minority Groups, Racial Bias
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Cukier, Wendy; Adamu, Patience; Wall-Andrews, Charlie; Elmi, Mohamed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
As of our most recent census data, racialized people comprise 22.3% of the Canadian population (Statistics Canada, 2016). Canadian universities have espoused commitments to diversity and inclusion but there has long been a gap between the rhetoric and practice. Research has demonstrated that under-representation is a problem at all levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, College Presidents, Administrators
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