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Paulsen, Jan Merok; Hjertø, Kjell Brynjulf – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how school principals' leadership competence is enhanced by participation in municipal school district leader teams in the Norwegian context. Design/methodology/approach: The study investigated a field sample of 854 school principals working in 252 municipal school leader teams. Hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Development, Educational Environment, Predictor Variables
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Tamtik, Merli – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and students' decisions regarding participating in K-12 level study abroad programs in Manitoba, Canada. Design/methodology/approach: The study reports on data collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 18 international students and 14 parents. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stensaker, Bjørn; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Maassen, Peter – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: In recent decades, higher education institutions have been encouraged to develop their own internal management systems as a response to perceived quality challenges in the sector. These quality management (QM) systems have often been found to mainly reflect external accountability requirements, with less focus on coherent study programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality Control, Accountability
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Hopland, Arnt O.; Nyhus, Ole Henning – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between satisfaction with learning environment and student effort, both in class and with homework assignments. Design/methodology/approach: The authors use data from a nationwide and compulsory survey to analyze the relationship between learning environment and student effort. The…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Møthe, Svein; Ballangrud, Brit Olaug Bolken; Stensaker, Bjørn – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze how appointed leaders in Norwegian higher education perceive their role and influence, and their discretion as academic leaders. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper applies strategic, cultural and political perspectives on leadership to investigate the understanding and perceptions held by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Department Heads, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Moller, Jorunn – International Journal of Educational Management, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how successful school leaders in Norway frame their public identity and how their narratives may be understood in relation to different discourses on leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The approach draws upon a theoretical perspective which asserts that there is a profound connection between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Biographies, Instructional Leadership
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Brauckmann, Stefan; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: The overall purpose of the European Union-funded Leadership Improvement for Student Achievement (LISA) project was to explore how leadership styles, as conceptualized in the developed dynamic holistic leadership framework, directly or indirectly affect student achievement at the lower secondary level of education in seven European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
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Skallerud, Kare – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the direction and strength of the relationships between school reputation, parent satisfaction and parent loyalty. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reports the findings of a survey of 325 parents from three primary schools across Norway. Building on previous work examining corporate reputations, a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent School Relationship, School Choice, Parents
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Frolich, Nicoline; Stensaker, Bjorn – International Journal of Educational Management, 2010
Purpose: This paper seeks to analyse how excellence and diversity are addressed in student recruitment strategies, and how these strategies are developed in eight Norwegian higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The study utilises a theoretical perspective that asserts that strategy is developed through practice. The authors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Student Recruitment, Enrollment Management
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Frolich, Nicoline; Kalpazidou Schmidt, Evanthia; Rosa, Maria J. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how funding systems influence higher education institutions and their strategies and core tasks. Design/methodology/approach: Taking the results of a comparative study between Denmark, Norway and Portugal as a point of departure, the paper identifies and analyses the main features of these state…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis