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MacKinnon, Gregory R. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
A mixed-methods study including 22 Sino-Nova Scotian school principals in China has established that preparation for leadership in that context requires the consideration of many salient factors. While many North American standards of leadership are an important foundation, effective communication within the multidimensional system is of paramount…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Rock, Wendy D.; Curry, Jennifer R. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
This mixed-methods, concurrent nested study was designed to explore the extent to which one state's school counselors reported daily activities that align with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. Despite federal and state legislation, state policies, and a state model supporting school counseling practices, a…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Barriers, Counselor Attitudes
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Mizzi, Robert C. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine how educational leaders interpret job applications from international teachers who are planning to repatriate. Ten rural and urban educational leaders from the Canadian province of Manitoba were presented with three different fictitious cases to screen and analyze for shortlisting purposes. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Teacher Selection, Superintendents, Principals
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Faubert, Brent – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
Scholars have become increasingly vigilant about leaders, the role of government and wider governance bodies, and their influence on education policy. Councils in Europe and North America, generally, and education councils, specifically, are good examples of influential bodies whose decision-making processes have rightfully come under scrutiny;…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Deitle, Kevin; Lee, Daniel – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
Background: This qualitative study examined apartheid-era South Africa, from 1948 to 1994, which established social and administrative policies that deliberately curtailed the education of Indigenous and other South Africans as a means of oppressing non-European ethnic groups. Analysis: In lieu of face-to-face interviews, the experience of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational History, Racial Segregation, Social Change
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MacCormack, Jeffrey William Harris; Sider, Steve; Maich, Kimberly; Specht, Jacqueline Ann – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
While the placement of students with complex learning needs in Canadian classrooms may be mandated in policy, the development of inclusive-positive practices requires direct, and at times delicate, support and encouragement from principals. Without genuine engagement and buy-in from school staff, students in inclusive classrooms may not find…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Inclusion, Administrator Role, Principals
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Arrowsmith, Heather E.; Houchens, Gary W.; Crossbourne-Richards, Trudy-Ann; Redifer, Jenni L.; Norman, Antony D.; Zhang, Jie – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
In 2012, the United States Department of Education announced the Race to the Top-District grants. One joint award was made to two large educational cooperatives in the same state that together represented 111 mostly rural schools in 22 districts. One of the grant's identified four essential projects was the implementation of personalized learning.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Courtney, Matthew B. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is an iterative, open-ended data analysis procedure that allows practitioners to examine data without pre-conceived notions to advise improvement processes and make informed decisions. Education is a data-rich field that is primed for a transition into a deeper, more purposeful use of data. This article introduces…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Use, Decision Making, Educational Improvement
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Pidgeon, Michelle; Riley, Tasha – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
Indigenous research methodologies articulate how researchers and Aboriginal communities engage in research together. These methodologies are informed by Indigenous cultural and ethical frameworks specific to the Nations with whom the research is being conducted. This study explores how such research relationships were articulated in the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Westberry, Lee; Zhao, Fei – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
This study evaluates aspects related to P12 principals' professional development needs in South Carolina regarding the three domains of school leadership: management, instructional leadership, and program administration. A survey to rate principals' current leadership knowledge, rank order their professional development needs, and provide a…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Scores
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Cahyati, Dini; Hariri, Hasan; Sowiyah; Karwan, Dedy Hermanto – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
This review analyzes and describes the factors that women in Indonesia consider obstacles to achieving top leadership positions, especially at the college level, by looking at the various obstacles and opportunities women experience in other countries. This research was conducted using a qualitative design with a descriptive approach. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Gender Bias, Barriers
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Westberry, Lee; Hornor, Tara; Murray, Kent – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
This mixed-method study evaluates P-12 principals' and district officials' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic amid the abrupt change to virtual leadership. Professional learning needs are identified in relation to the three domains of leadership as seen in literature: school management, instructional leadership, and program administration.…
Descriptors: Principals, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness
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Alemu, Daniel S.; Pyktina, Olga – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Existing research on faculty mobility generally investigates the issue in the context of Western postsecondary institutions. This study adds to the body of knowledge through studying higher education faculty in six Middle Eastern countries. Participants of the study were higher education faculty members in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Decision Making
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Bailes, Lauren P.; Nandakumar, Ratna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
High-quality measurement tools are critical to school improvement efforts. Education researchers frequently employ surveys in order to assess a host of variables associated with school improvement. This article asserts that Rasch modeling techniques enhance the quality of a measurement tool because they comprise elements of both qualitative and…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Item Response Theory, Administrator Role
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Baumbusch, Jennifer; Lloyd, Jennifer E. V.; Liou, Yu Chyi David; Zou, Danjie – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research priority setting makes knowledge users integral to the development of research agendas. The purpose of this study was to explore educational leaders' perspectives on research priorities in special education. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with leaders from 60 public school districts in British Columbia, Canada. Seventy-one…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Agenda Setting, Research Needs
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