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Buckman, David Garland; Johnson, Arvin D.; Alexander, Donna L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine selection practices of school districts by capturing the promotion of teachers to assistant principal positions to determine if: there is a relationship between employability and assistant principal promotion (within-school, within-district, and external); and if the state-specific educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Assistant Principals, Personnel Selection, School Districts
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Grinshtain, Yael; Gibton, Dan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how primary school principals in Israel cope with the gaps between authority and responsibility in their work, deriving from partially implemented decentralization processes, and how this relates to school-based management (SBM) and accountability principles. Design/methodology/approach: Using…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Elementary Schools, Principals, Power Structure
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Hallinger, Philip; Adams, Donnie; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle Suzette – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Over the past several decades, instructional leadership has gradually gained increasing currency as a key role of school principals throughout much of the world. This is also the case in Malaysia where educational research, policy and practice have brought the instructional leadership role of the principal front and center. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Models
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Yan Ni – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Empirical research on leadership for social justice is in progress in many parts of the world. The purpose of this paper is to explore principals' school-leadership journeys in response to social-justice issues caused by specific contextual changes at times of uncertainty. It seeks to answer the following key questions: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Social Justice, Leadership
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Martínez Ruiz, María A.; Hernández-Amorós, María J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to seek insights into the demands and challenges faced by school principals in Spain, especially in their dealings with local education authorities. Design/methodology/approach In all, 100 principals from public infant, primary and secondary schools in Alicante (Spain) participated in the study, which was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Public Schools, School Districts
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Arar, Khalid – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on gender and social justice (SJ) among pioneer female principals and superintendents in the Arab education system in Israel. The research questions were: what motivated these women to act for SJ? Are there common personal characteristics and educational values which characterize these women? What…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Principals, Superintendents, Arabs
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Waheed, Zarina; Hussin, Sufean; Bin Megat Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the best practices of school leaders, teachers, pupils, parents and the community in selected transformed schools in Selangor, Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative multiple-case study explores the best practices in two selected transformed schools through in-depth interviews,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Best Practices, Educational Change
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García Torres, Darlene – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Singapore is a country with low teacher attrition rates and high performance on international assessments (TIMSS 2011/2015 and PISA 2012/2015). Consequently, its education system is often considered as a model for other nations. The purpose of this paper is to extend research on teacher job satisfaction in Singapore and provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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Huguet, Alice; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The use of data for instructional improvement is prevalent in today's educational landscape, yet policies calling for data use may result in significant variation at the school level. The purpose of this paper is to focus on tools and routines as mechanisms of principal influence on data-use professional learning communities (PLCs).…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Communities of Practice
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Park, Vicki; St. John, Elise; Datnow, Amanda; Choi, Bailey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how data are used in classroom placement routines. The authors explore educators' assumptions about the purposes of the classroom placement routine, detailing the ostensive (i.e. structure and template) and performative aspects of the routine itself, and the implications of data use for equity and…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Information Utilization, Classroom Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Braaten, Melissa; Bradford, Chris; Kirchgasler, Kathryn L.; Barocas, Sadie Fox – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: When school leaders advance strategic plans focused on improving educational equity through data-driven decision making, how do policies-as-practiced unfold in the daily work of science teachers? The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This ethnographic study examines how data-centric accountability and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Information Utilization, Data, Decision Making
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Garner, Brette; Thorne, Jennifer Kahn; Horn, Ilana Seidel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Though test-based accountability policies seek to redress educational inequities, their underlying theories of action treat inequality as a technical problem rather than a political one: data point educators toward ameliorative actions without forcing them to confront systemic inequities that contribute to achievement disparities. To…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Data Interpretation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Gannon-Slater, Nora; La Londe, Priya G.; Crenshaw, Hope L.; Evans, Margaret E.; Greene, Jennifer C.; Schwandt, Thomas A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Data use cultures in schools determine data use practices. Such cultures can be muted by powerful macro accountability and organizational learning cultures. Further, strong equity-oriented data use cultures are challenging to establish. The purpose of this paper is to engage these cultural tensions. Design/methodology/approach: The data…
Descriptors: Accountability, Organizational Culture, Information Utilization, Observation
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Rosenblatt, Zehava – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper, three-study research project, is to establish and validate a two-dimensional scale to measure teachers' and school administrators' accountability disposition. Design/methodology/approach: The scale items were developed in focus groups, and the final measure was tested on various samples of Israeli teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Measures (Individuals), Attitude Measures
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