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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from studies of principal instructional leadership conducted in five East Asian societies. The authors first identify similarities and then differences in approaches to instructional leadership across the societies. Then the findings of the synthesis are compared with broad findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Global Approach
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Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Examines the rapidly changing context of educational change in Southeast Asia. Explores how a changing global education ideal (multiculturalism) and technological innovation affect schooling purposes and practices. Demands a new reform approach, not merely reform implementation capacity. A learning organization might inform school leaders' reform…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Kai-ming; Wong, Kam-cheung – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Identifies several effective-school characteristics of East Asian schools, including community support, teacher professionalism, attention to quality, and high expectations. Discusses major dimensions of East Asian culture: the individual-community dimension, the effort-ability dichotomy, and the holistic-analytic quality in analyses. Traces…
Descriptors: Community Support, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Individualism