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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Gandolfi, Franco – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Servant leadership is a concept deeply rooted in ancient history and Greenleaf revitalized this practice in modern-day organizations. In this paper, we seek to identify how a servant leader, or servant teacher can draw lessons from critical pedagogy and how through various pedagogical interventions they can serve as critical pedagogues. Critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Social Change, Social Justice
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Hardy, Ian; Salo, Petri – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
This article details the nature of superintendents' agency/influence over school development within their districts under current conditions of educational reform. The research draws upon interview data with five superintendents from a Swedish-speaking minority region in Finland and analyzes their understandings of their work in light of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Superintendents, School Districts, Educational Improvement
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Campbell, Todd; Wenner, Julianne A.; Brandon, Latanya; Waszkelewicz, Molly – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Comprehensive reviews of empirical research on teacher leadership have revealed that this body of research remains grounded in what might be described as, at best, a weak theoretical base. This article seeks to address this by proposing a theoretical framework based on social learning theory, communities of practice, and identity and iterated…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Communities of Practice, Socialization, Learning Theories
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Eacott, Scott – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Temporality and in particular principals' time use is attracting increasing scholarly attention in educational administration and leadership research. There is a long history of studies looking at how principals spend or allocate their time. This paper draws on initial data from the Principals' Experiencing Time (PET) project which focuses on how…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Time Management, Foreign Countries
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Nehez, Jaana; Blossing, Ulf – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
This article deepens the knowledge of practices within school cultures and their dynamics in relation to improvement work. It investigates: Which practices can be identified in school improvement among principals at upper secondary school level? How are these practices shaped? How do they promote or prevent the improvement work of the principals?…
Descriptors: School Culture, Principals, Secondary Schools, Barriers
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Chua Reyes, Vicente; Hamid, Obaidul; Hardy, Ian – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
This article explores the sense-making experiences of one specific stakeholder group in education reform -- school leaders -- who find themselves wedged by significant material challenges, on the one hand, and disparate reform efforts, on the other hand. The research draws upon experiences from the Philippines where reform efforts are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Change, Barriers
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Tran, Hai-Ngoc; Nguyen, Chinh Duc; Nguyen, Gia-Viet; Ho, Thi-Nga; Bui, Quynh-Tho Thi; Hoang, Ngoc-Ha – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Teacher professional development (TPD) plays a significant role in better school improvement and student achievements. Research on TPD shows that favorable workplace conditions greatly enhance teachers' teaching knowledge and practice. This research was conducted to find out what workplace conditions principals had created to promote TPD in four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Principals, Work Environment
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Blose, Sibonelo – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
The contexts in which people immerse themselves, as well as the people they interact with, contribute immensely to people's understanding of self. As a person grows, lives and operates in different contexts with different people, he/she develops a self-concept or a particular understanding of oneself. This understanding constitutes an identity…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Leadership Styles, Individual Characteristics, Identification (Psychology)
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Ugarte, Carolina; Urpí, Carmen; Costa-París, Ana – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
This article aims to point out how school autonomy helps principals reach higher quality by increasing flexibility in three areas: pedagogy, organization and management. Autonomy leads to an improvement in student performance and, consequently, in educational quality. A theoretical framework based on literature review and PISA results is followed…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, School Administration, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Keddie, Amanda; MacDonald, Katrina; Blackmore, Jill; Wilkinson, Jane; Gobby, Brad; Niesche, Richard; Eacott, Scott; Mahoney, Caroline – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
School autonomy policies have circulated through various modes of educational governance internationally, endorsing the view that more autonomy will improve schools and their systems. When subject to the discourses and practices of marketization, however, school 'autonomy' has been mobilized in ways that generate injustice. These injustices are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Public Education, Educational Change
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Oplatka, Izhar; Crawford, Megan – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
We argue here, that the reopening of schools and the return of school members and students to (real) educational settings should be accompanied by greater efforts to manage teachers and students' emotions effectively and profoundly. School leaders should support their staff in coping with a sense of loneliness and frustration many of them have…
Descriptors: Principals, Psychological Patterns, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Leek, Joanna – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Reviewing existing literature and policy documents concerning leadership of parent and student in school councils after World War II, up to the present day, the goal of this paper is to examine how to have parent and student council policies developed in Poland, what solutions exist in the area of educational policy concerning student and parent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, School Councils, Educational Policy
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Raczynski, Dagmar; Sebring, Penny Bender; Weinstein, José; Gordon, Molly Flynn – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
In an unusual research collaboration, scholars in Chile and the US collected similar empirical data across their two countries to investigate and contrast relational trust in schools in Valparaíso, Chile and Illinois, US. The most salient finding was that, when asked about constructs associated with relational trust, teachers and students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Trust (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Balwant, Paul T. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
In higher education teaching, a leadership lens is used to conceptualize teaching quality as 'instructor-leadership'. Instructor-leadership research has largely focused on transactional and transformational leadership. But, increasing student distress along with the existence of mediocrity and abusiveness in higher education teaching warrants the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Lowery, Kendra – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Much research exists about the development and behaviors of leaders for social justice. However, scant research exists on how to develop the courage necessary to promote social justice within leadership candidates. The purpose of this conceptual article is to present a framework for the inclusion of courage within existing leadership preparation…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership, Values, Leadership Training
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