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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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Bouwmans, Machiel; Runhaar, Piety; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In vocational education and training (VET) colleges worldwide, teacher teams work on innovations to improve their educational quality. To foster this process, teams benefit from team-oriented human resource management (HRM) aimed at stimulating teachers' team learning. This qualitative study explores in-depth how team leaders enact team-oriented…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Team Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Educational Quality
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Arar, Khalid Husny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper traces challenges faced by six Arab women from three different Arab localities -- Palestinian Arab society in Israel, Palestinian Authority territories, and Jordan -- on their path to appointment as school principals, investigating how they cope with the challenges involved in women's leadership in a patriarchal society. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Arabs, Females, Barriers, Coping
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Machovcová, Katerina; Zábrodská, Katerina; Mudrák, Jirí – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The Czech higher educational system has transformed over the past three decades from a state-centred model evolving via strong academic autonomy to the current system, which is characterised by academic freedom but also heightened pressure to produce measurable research output. The purpose of this study was to explore how Czech academic middle…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Grants, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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Woods, Philip A.; Roberts, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In the context of evolving global challenges and opportunities, this article explores the kind of leadership that moves beyond the philosophy of dependence which pervades many of the everyday assumptions of educational leadership practice. The article argues for educational leadership that places relational freedom, self-determination, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Gardner-McTaggart, Alexander – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Purpose: this study offers a rare insight into senior leadership in International Baccalaureate (IB) international schools. The IB international school profits from the perceived quality and consistency of the IB brand; international schools, however, suffer from an endemic culture of change and reinterpretation. The IB learner profile (IBLP)…
Descriptors: Leadership, International Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Profiles
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Tahir, Lokman; Musah, Mohammed Borhandden; Panatik, Siti Aisyah; Ali, Mohd Fadzli; Said, Mohd Nihra Haruzuan Mohd – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Unquestionably, studies focusing on school leaders' stress while managing schools have received extensive attention. However, there is still a lack of research focusing on deputies' stress, even though deputies play an essential role in a school's improvement process. Despite deputies' dual roles, it is an accepted fact that deputies do experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Elementary Schools, Stress Variables
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Mazur, Rebecca – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teacher collaboration is a vital factor in successful school reform, and the networks in which educators are embedded support (or constrain) access to essential social capital resources. In this study, authors used social network analysis to examine the changing structure of teacher collaboration networks over the course of a rural District's…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Collaboration, Social Networks
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