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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the micropolitical strategies principals use to influence school staffing within an urban school district. Design/methodology/approach: The author used a qualitative case study approach drawing upon 47 semi-structured participant interviews with 25 individual research participants, 80 hours of…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Teacher Selection, Personnel Selection
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Hautala, Tanja; Helander, Jaakko; Korhonen, Vesa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesize the attributes of loose and tight coupling in educational organizations. In addition, it is aimed to determine whether this phenomenon has value and strategies to offer for the current educational administration and research. Design/methodology/approach: Integrative literature review…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Content Analysis
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Pogodzinski, Ben; Mayrowetz, David; Superfine, Benjamin Michael; Umpstead, Regina R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Federal and state policymakers in the USA have sought to better differentiate the performance of K-12 teachers by enacting more rigorous evaluation policies. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether these policies are working as intended and explore whether district stressors such as funding, enrollment, and governance are…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Evaluation, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers
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Özaslan, Gökhan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the variations in the ways that principals conceptualize their basis of power in schools. Design/methodology/approach: Phenomenography was used as the research method of this study. The interviewees consisted of 16 principals, eight from public schools and eight from private schools. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Power Structure, Educational Practices
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how US school leaders and teachers make sense of multiple accountability policies, including the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation, and how this process relates to school priorities and classroom practice. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a comparative case study…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Educational Policy, Academic Standards
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Boyce, Jared; Bowers, Alex J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Instructional leadership has been an active area of educational administration research over the past 30 years. However, there has been significant divergence in how instructional leadership has been conceptualized over time. The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of 25 years of quantitative instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Meta Analysis, National Surveys
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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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