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Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Reingold, Roni – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
In Israel, the Ministry of Education determines all aspects of educational policy, including teachers' initial teacher education, licensing and professional development. As part of the New Horizon educational reform, the Ministry announced in 2010 a new plan for the professional development of teachers in Israel. The Ministry assigned a mediating…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Role, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators
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Shore, Kevin; Walshaw, Margaret – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The roles and aspirations of Assistant/Deputy Principals (AP/DPs) have received attention for a number of decades. In contrast to much of the reported research that either highlights the administrative and management tasks or foregrounds principal succession, we explore levels of satisfaction that play into DP/APs' interpretations of the realities…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Yan-Ni – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Teacher leadership lies at the heart of school improvement. Leadership development among beginning teachers, however, is often neglected. This paper examines the role of principal-teacher interactions in the leadership development of a group of beginning teachers. Using a case study design, interviews were conducted and documentary evidence was…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers
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Niño, Juan Manuel – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This qualitative study seeks to create a better understanding of the work of school superintendents. This study was conducted using ethnographic techniques as a way to describe the practice of a Latino superintendent in a borderland community in south Texas. Guiding questions for this study were: What goes on in the workday life of a…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership Role, Leadership Styles, Qualitative Research
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Abrahamsen, Hedvig – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
A substantial body of research emphasises school leadership as a major influence on quality improvement in schools. Although numerous studies have identified the importance of the principal, fewer studies have examined the middle management level within schools, the deputy heads and assistant principals. Influenced by international trends, local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Power Structure
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Muñoz, Ava J.; Pankake, Anita M.; Mills, Shirley; Simonsson, Marie – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Why is it that so many women seem to climb the administrative ladder leading to the superintendency frequently and with relative ease, but do not reach that top rung? Data to help address this question is presented here. These data are part of a larger research project completed in the fall of 2006. In addressing this question, an overview of the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Superintendents, Women Administrators, Gender Differences
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Ben-Amram, Miri – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to reexamine the effect of internal school factors such as school violence and class size, and external school factors such as family socio-economic resources on student math achievements, based on the social ecological model, eliciting an integrative approach. Data were collected from an Israeli national database,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership Role, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Döös, Marianne; Wilhelmson, Lena; Madestam, Jenny; Örnberg, Åsa – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
A school principal's workload is recognised as being heavy, with an imbalance between demands and resources. This paper contributes to the development of collective leadership. The principalship constellations of six schools in Sweden were studied with the aim of strengthening the current knowledge about structures and experiences of shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Al-husseini, Sawasn; Elbeltagi, Ibrahim – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Leadership style has been suggested as an important factor affecting knowledge management in organizations. Transformational leadership has been acknowledged as having a positive general influence on knowledge management. However, there is a lack of empirical studies examining the relationship between transformational leadership and knowledge…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Structural Equation Models, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen; Michalsky, Tova – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Existing preparation programmes for school principals have been widely criticized for failing to prepare their students adequately for their future roles. This study investigated a workshop at a principal preparation programme which focused on collaborative learning from personal real-life cases, exploring its potential contribution to the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Cooperative Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Arar, Khalid – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This paper aims to identify key issues involved in MEd final project supervision and to highlight the potential of supervision from an academic institution to change educational reality through the postgraduate student-teachers' work-based final project as insider researchers in Israeli schools. It draws on analysis of case-study data from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Student Research
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Franken, Margaret; Branson, Christopher; Penney, Dawn – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Higher education institutions are increasingly recognizing the importance of organizational change as they face complex challenges. Leadership learning has been identified as an important way of supporting change management. We describe a leadership learning arrangement that arose in the context of two of the authors needing to learn how to become…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Leadership Training, Organizational Change, Department Heads
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Nicolaidou, Maria; Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Petridou, Alexandra – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This article focuses on the implementation of the "Professional Learning through Reflection promoted by Feedback and Coaching" (PROFLEC) project in Cyprus. The project aimed to provide valid and reliable feedback to school leaders and support them to interpret this into meaningful practice. A three-step-process, involving a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Coaching (Performance), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Tai, Mei Kin; Kareem, Omar Abdul; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari; Khuan, Wai Bing – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between "Principal Change Leadership Competencies," "Teacher Change Beliefs" and "Teacher Attitudes toward Change." A total of 936 teachers from 47 High Performing Secondary Schools in Malaysia completed the survey. Structural equation modelling was applied to test the models.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Qualities, Secondary Schools
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Uslu, Baris; Arslan, Hasan – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
In line with 'the entrepreneurial university' discourse, managerialism and performative culture brought new expectations to faculty such as developing online programmes/courses, carrying out training for professionals, obtaining research funds, leading projects in cooperation with industry/business, collaborating with colleagues from various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Leadership, Universities
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