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Ho, Jeanne; Ong, Monica; Tan, Liang See – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Purpose: This paper presents a study on how professional learning communities (PLC) are developed in an Asian setting, and the nature of leadership that helped to cultivate and sustain PLC in this setting. Research Method: The study adopted a sequential mixed method, starting with a survey followed by qualitative case studies, involving focused…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Asians, Cultural Context, Sustainability
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Schools in Turkey are primarily influenced by the Ministry of National Education ("Milli Egitim Bakanligi") through laws and regulations. Compliance with regulations might be characterised as superficial in many respects and can lead to schools 'decoupling' their espoused structures from the realities of practice. In other words, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Oldac, Yusuf Ikbal; Kondakci, Yasar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between student achievement and a set of school-level variables, including distributed leadership, academic optimism, teacher collaboration and enabling school structure. The study was designed as correlational research. A Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) analysis was conducted with a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Power Structure
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Hallinger, Philip; Hosseingholizadeh, Rezvan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this study is to understand and describe patterns of principal instructional leadership practice in Iranian primary schools and to then assess whether there are differences between the high- and low-rated principals. A mixed methods design was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from principals and teachers within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Blake, Beverley Shannon; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The crisis in the quality of South African education is evident in a growing perception among South Africans that public schooling will not be able to enhance the educational outcomes and future of their children. This has resulted in a flight trend of learners across all types of primary and secondary education. Historically (pre-1994), South…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, School Choice, Middle Class
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Hemmer, Lynn; Elliff, D Scott – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on school districts along the Texas coast in 2017 required public school superintendents to provide strong, decisive leadership for their students, staff, and communities. Limited research exists on the experiences of superintendents who lead during times of crisis. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Experience, Weather, Natural Disasters
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Bailey, Lucy; Gibson, Mark T. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Although there is an extensive literature across a range of national contexts concerning the evolving role of the school leader, little has been written about the rapidly expanding world of international school leadership. This paper focuses on the top tier of leadership of international schools by drawing on semi-structured interviews with 12…
Descriptors: Principals, International Schools, Foreign Countries, Leadership Role
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Khanal, Jeevan; Perry, Freya; Park, Sae-Hoon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Empirical studies of school leadership in South Asia are limited. This qualitative study examines the ways in which principals in three award-winning community high schools enact leadership practices in their specific contexts in Nepal. The results reveal that the principals used multiple frames of leadership and were proactive towards reforms.…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness
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Lipscombe, Kylie; Tindall-Ford, Sharon; Grootenboer, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Increasingly, educational systems are appreciating the importance of middle leaders leading educational improvement in schools. Schools depend on middle leaders to lead site-based educational development in areas including curriculum development, teacher professional learning and student learning improvement. Middle leaders are in a unique but…
Descriptors: School Administration, Middle Management, Administrator Role, Teacher Leadership
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Achituv, Sigal; Hertzog, Esther – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper is based on a study of daycare center managers participating in a project aimed at changing the communal approach in early childhood education (ECE) centers. The project was implemented by the ECE system of Israel's Association of Community Centers for ages birth to three, based on the Ecological Systems Theory (Bronfenbrenner, 1979).…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Administrators, Early Childhood Education
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Miller, Paul Washington – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The career progression of teachers of black, Asian and minority ethnic heritage is a matter of much debate and research. Over the past decade, a body of research has confirmed that race discrimination/race inequality is a factor in the progression of teachers of black, Asian and minority ethnic heritage in England. Although it has been argued that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Discrimination
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Hallinger, Philip; Hammad, Waheed – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The study that we report in this paper was undertaken within the context of recent efforts to diversify the global knowledge base in educational leadership and management (EDLM). This systematic review of research synthesized trends in EDLM research from Arab societies published between 2000 and 2016. In contrast with Oplatka and Arar's (2017)…
Descriptors: Arabs, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Journal Articles
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Grant, Carolyn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In established democracies, the notion of 'singular' school leadership practised by the principal has been challenged and a more expansive approach to leadership which includes the practice of teacher leadership is now widely accepted by practitioners and researchers alike. In contrast, in emerging democracies the practice of teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Instructional Leadership
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article considers distributed leadership in the context of the extensive literature on post-bureaucratic organisations. It suggests that both distributed leadership and bureaucracy are ideal types. It outlines the development of bureaucracy as an organisational form, challenges the often-stereotypical criticisms that have damned the theory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Administrative Organization
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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
While shadowing as a method has been analysed and discussed, these discussions have often been focused on (business) management research as opposed to school leadership research. Additionally, little attention has so far been paid to the parameters of shadowing. Without knowledge of these matters, the validity, merits and difficulties of shadowing…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, Principals, Leadership Training, Educational Administration
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