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Walker, Annette Rosemarie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: This article explores Jamaican secondary school principals' use of mindfulness meditation as a spiritual well-being strategy to manage their work-related stress and anxiety. Design/methodology/approach: The author used qualitative semi-structured interviews to collect the data from 12 Jamaican secondary school principals working in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Religious Factors, Well Being, Coping
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DeMatthews, David; Billingsley, Bonnie; McLeskey, James; Sharma, Umesh – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: Creating inclusive schools for students with disabilities is a major leadership responsibility for principals throughout the world. Each national, regional and local context is different, but every principal can help create and support inclusive schools. The purpose of this article is to describe the evolving context of inclusive…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Óskarsdóttir, Edda; Donnelly, Verity; Turner-Cmuchal, Marcella; Florian, Lani – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: This article presents a model based on a review of international and European policy and current European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education work on school leadership for inclusive education. The model aims to support analysis of the policy context and interactions between the structures and processes at different levels to…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Academic Achievement, Leadership Qualities, Transformational Leadership
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Wang, Mo; Ho, Dora; Lu, Jiafang; Yang, Dongmei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to construct a scale that is contextually suitable for measuring early childhood leadership in China. Design/methodology/approach: Following a standard scale development procedure, both qualitative and quantitative research approaches were addressed. Qualitative data was collected from 21 semistructured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Early Childhood Education, Test Validity
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Green, Terrance; Rodgers, Melissa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the ongoing, iterative and empirical work to develop, test and revise the Community Equity Literacy Leadership Assessment (CELLA) for principals through several studies: a sorting study and expert panel survey review. Design/methodology/approach: This study employs several survey development…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Leadership Qualities, Surveys, School Community Relationship
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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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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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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Nyeu, Fong-Yee; Cheng, Shu-Huei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how principals in Taiwan lead student and teacher learning at a time of leadership and learning paradigm shifts and the imminent implementation of the curriculum guideline for 12-year basic education. Design/methodology/approach: This study interviewed 32 elementary and junior high school principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Elementary Schools
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Piyaman, Patnaree; Hallinger, Philip; Viseshsiri, Pongsin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Developing countries in many parts of the world have experienced a disturbing trend in the differential pace of economic development among urban and rural communities. These inequities have been observed in education systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America where researchers have documented differences not only in resource allocation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
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Cron, Alan H – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the leadership practice of an 11-member district team of educators assembled to respond to one of the most comprehensive bullying laws in the nation--the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law of 2010. This three-year case study provides school leaders and legislators with an in-depth, fine-grained…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Bullying, Case Studies, School Districts
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Louis, Karen Seashore; Robinson, Viviane M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how US school leaders make sense of external mandates, and the way in which their understanding of state and district accountability policies affects their work. It is posited that school leaders' responses to external accountability are likely to reflect a complex interaction between their…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Case Studies, Surveys, Accountability
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Riley, Dan; Duncan, Deirdre J.; Edwards, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to estimate the prevalence of staff bullying in Australian schools, to identify bullies and targets and to examine some implications for school leaders in dealing with staff bullying. Design/methodology/approach: The quantitative research design survey instrument contained 11 demographic items, 44 questions of…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Bullying, Statistical Analysis, Incidence
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Crum, Karen S.; Sherman, Whitney H.; Myran, Steve – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: This study is one in a series which aims to examine the theories of actions developed and internalized by school principals that help them serve as successful leaders in the tumultuous accountability climate. The dearth of recent empirical research focusing on best practices of successful school principals in a post-NCLB nation sets the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Collegiality, Leadership Responsibility, Cooperative Planning
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Kurland, Hanna; Peretz, Hilla; Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: Fundamentally, the success of schools depends on first-rate school leadership, on leaders reinforcing the teachers' willingness to adhere to the school's vision, creating a sense of purpose, binding them together and encouraging them to engage in continuous learning. Leadership, vision and organizational learning are considered to be the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership
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Harris, Alma – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an overview of the literature concerning distributed leadership and organisational change. The main purpose of the paper is to consider the empirical evidence that highlights a relationship between distributed leadership and organisational outcomes. Design/methodological approach: The paper draws on several…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Inferences
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