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Evans, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article is exploratory and experimental. It starts from the premise that leadership scholarship is a site of disagreement, where mainstream claims are challenged by critical scholars. Some criticism focuses on conceptual clarity, and incorporates consideration of who should be categorised as a leader, and on what basis, and whether it is…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Scholarship, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Chen, Junjun – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The current paper aims at developing and validating a Teacher Leadership Inventory (TLI). Adopting the theoretical-empirical strategy of instrument development, the procedure consisted of taking a sample of panel experts and undertaking six sequential empirical studies with sufficient samples of teacher leaders from China. After verifying content…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Teacher Leadership, Test Validity, Teacher Behavior
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Wang, Mo; Xia, Jing – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article describes the development of a teacher leadership scale (TLS) that can be utilized in early childhood education in China. A mixed methods research design was developed to meet the research aim, and both qualitative and quantitative data on the perceptions of teacher leadership from both middle leaders (i.e. vice-principal, key stage…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Teachers
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Pietsch, Marcus; Tulowitzki, Pierre; Cramer, Colin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Both organizational and management research suggest that schools and their leaders need to be ambidextrous to secure prosperity and long-term survival in dynamic environments characterized by competition and innovation. In this context, ambidexterity refers to the ability to simultaneously pursue exploitation and exploration and thus to deliver…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles
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Mansor, Azlin Norhaini; Hamid, Aida Hanim A.; Medina, Nitce Isa; Vikaraman, Sharmini Siva; Abdul Wahab, Jamalul Lail; Mohd Nor, Mohamed Yusoff; Alias, Bity Salwana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research examined leadership practices in the unique context of primary schools with smaller levels of enrolment, specifically small schools in Malaysia. These are schools with an enrolment of up to 150 students that are primarily located in rural areas. This study explored the challenges encountered by experienced head teachers of such…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Elementary School Students
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Tintoré, Mireia; Cunha, Rosário Serrão; Cabral, Ilídia; Alves, José Joaquim Matias – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The purpose of this scoping review is to analyse the literature concerning principals' problems and challenges, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2019. The research team conducted an extensive search to locate relevant academic literature, comprising 17 years of research, and a total of 153 documents were analysed. According to the findings, most of…
Descriptors: Principals, Barriers, Administrator Responsibility, Work Environment
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Meyer, André; Richter, Dirk; Hartung-Beck, Viola – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Empirical research considers teacher collaboration to be an important predictor of outcome variables at the student, teacher, and school level. Principals are responsible for shaping teachers' work environments, and in doing so, they can strengthen and support teacher collaboration. Drawing on social interdependence theory, we hypothesized that…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Collaboration, Correlation
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Alazmi, Ayeshah Ahmed; Al-Mahdy, Yasser F. Hendawy – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Scholars have asserted that a school principal's authentic leadership can raise the engagement of teachers under their charge. This paper delves into this consideration, within the context of Kuwaiti educational reform, by investigating the extent to which principal authentic leadership (PAL) affects teacher engagement (TE) by enhancing their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Pažur, Monika – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The main purpose of this article is to describe the process of development and validation of a research instrument for measuring the presence of democratic school leadership characteristics. The instrument has been developed and validated in the city of Zagreb and Zagreb County in Croatia in four phases: theoretical construction; expert validation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Foreign Countries
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Vermeulen, Marjan; Kreijns, Karel; Evers, Arnoud T. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Despite the fact that innovative behaviour of teachers is important for the quality of teaching in our knowledge society, there is still little research into leadership and organizational factors that influence teachers' innovative behaviour. By combining self-concept leadership theory, social exchange theory and a hierarchical model of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Transformational Leadership, Educational Quality, Innovation
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Klein, Esther Dominique; Schwanenberg, Jasmin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
As a result of reforms in the governance of schools, the role of principals in Germany has changed from a teacher with additional administrative tasks to a leader of school improvement. However, many principals in Germany did not receive any substantial formal training for management and leadership tasks. Using the results of a survey of 1240…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Professional Development
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The introduction of school governing bodies in South African schools has largely been motivated by a democratic discourse of communal participation, belonging and accountability. How this has been interpreted has seemingly been limited to understandings of parental participation in the daily functioning of schools. In turn, research on school…
Descriptors: Governance, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Wong, Koon Lin; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Currently, the challenges deriving from the complex and dynamic socio-political context in Hong Kong influence principals' and teachers' relationships and interactions. Academic autonomy in Hong Kong secondary schools is not simply granted by the principals, it is influenced by the society, school conditions and key stakeholders. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Principals, Self Efficacy
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Gao, Lin; Shi, Meijia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The present study addresses the question of whether school leadership matters. It employs second-order meta-analysis to synthesize results from 12 first-order meta-analyses examining school leadership effects published 2003-2019. These meta-analyses collectively examined 512 primary studies published across four decades (1978-2019). Results showed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Bodalina, Kishan N.; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research was inspired by two critical factors relating to women leaders in senior positions in education district offices. Firstly, women leaders are continually plagued with stereotyping, and secondly, women are repeatedly undermined by male colleagues. Although the South African Constitution and other related legislation prohibits any form…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Central Office Administrators, Foreign Countries
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