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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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Mahfouz, Julia – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Various job demands continue to be very stressing and exhausting for school administrators who have to work under unprecedented pressure. This qualitative study explores the various stressors school administrators experience and the coping strategies they utilize to manage their stress. Findings show that the various stressors experienced by the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
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Banker, Darshna V.; Bhal, Kanika T. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Indian universities have been facing difficulty getting world-class status as a very few Indian higher educational institutions have made it through the global rankings. We need to understand the unique challenges of the Indian higher education sector and what academic leaders of globally ranked institutions do to respond to those challenges. The…
Descriptors: Reputation, Educational Quality, Universities, Institutional Characteristics
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Heemskerk, Klaas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article aims to clarify the effects of conflicts on the task performance of supervisory boards in education. Management studies on conflicts on corporate boards sometimes find a positive effect and sometimes a negative effect on the performance of boards. These mixed findings are considered a result of the triggering of harmful personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Conflict, Educational Administration
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Moshel, Smadar; Berkovich, Izhak – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Mid-level roles in education have been widely explored, primarily in schools, but little research has been conducted during the systemic reform that involves creating a mid-level role between end units and the system. The present study explores the sense-making of early childhood leaders (ECLs) at the initial stage of their new role as mid-level…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Role Perception, Professional Identity, Middle Management
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Dobson, Tom; Rose, Anthea; Parton, Graham; Hart, Melissa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Policy changes to school governance have led to Governing Bodies (GBs) increasingly appointing skilled professionals from the business community. Research into these GBs views governors from business as a threat to lay governors and the stakeholder model. Whilst there has been exploration of the contributions of business governors, the ways in…
Descriptors: Governance, Faculty Development, Employee Attitudes, Governing Boards
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Zuze, Tia Linda; Juan, Andrea – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
International research has shown that the quality of school leadership and management (SLM) is important for teaching and learning, particularly in schools where there is acute resource deprivation. This article explores the relationship between leadership and academic achievement in South African secondary schools with varying socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Göktürk, Söheyda; Tülübas, Tijen; Keklik, Yasin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This qualitative case study examines the macro role transition experiences of the ex-school principals who were returned to teaching following an abrupt policy change in 2014. Based on an existing model of macro role transition and role identification by Ashforth, the present study aims to understand the challenging consequences of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Policy, Administrator Attitudes
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Hughes, Belinda C. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The emergence of Chief Executive Officers as leaders of educational service providers is positioned in multi academy trusts, the preferred structure of schooling in England. Within this structure, the Chief Executive Officer position is distinct and different from previous constructs of headteachers, since the Chief Executive operates at both…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Wanjiru, Jenestar – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Provision of education during/after violent conflicts remains a global dilemma with many conflict-affected children excluded from/within education. Likewise, school leadership is increasingly seen as a key element in developing inclusive schools across communities. This single intrinsic case study with aspects of ethnography was conducted in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Principals, Teachers
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Arar, Khalid; Nasra, Muhammed Abu – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Using a sample of 300 Arab teachers in Israel, we developed a model to analyze how school-based management directly and indirectly (through motivation) affects school effectiveness. The results show that there is a positive relationship between all dimensions of self-management (decision-making, resource and personnel management, availability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Arabs
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Thomas, Laura; Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert; Kelchtermans, Geert; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Teacher attrition is a global concern that is particularly prevalent among beginning teachers. Teachers' intrinsic motivation to teach, affective organisational commitment and job satisfaction are considered job attitudes that stop them from dropping out of the profession. This study explores the interplay between factors at the school level (i.e.…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Beginning Teachers
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Chen, Junjun; Guo, Wei – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This paper reports on a study that examined the effect of school principals' emotional intelligence, and their instructional leadership, on improving teachers' instructional strategies. A sample of 534 primary teachers from 54 primary schools in China was approached and invited to respond to a questionnaire. Structural equation modelling…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Strategies
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García-Rodríguez, M. Pilar; Carmona, José; Fernández-Serrat, M. Luisa; Teixidó-Saballs, Joan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This work explores the relationships between principals' motivations for entering the principalship and the difficulties they experienced during their first year as principals. Survey data were collected from a sample of 2042 Spanish principals. They answered a questionnaire assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, difficulties experienced…
Descriptors: Principals, Motivation, Problems, Gender Differences
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