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Ray, Joshua; Pijanowski, John; Lasater, Kara – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the well-being of school principals and the job-embedded demands responsible for challenging their adoption of healthy self-care practices. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing upon a multidisciplinary theoretical framework that included contributions from the fields of neurobiology and psychology,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Principals, Well Being, Job Satisfaction
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Granziera, Helena; Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which several workplace factors are implicated in school principals' well-being. Two job resources (i.e. participatory climate and collegial climate) and two job demands (i.e. barriers to professional learning and staff shortages) were investigated, along with two well-being outcomes…
Descriptors: Principals, Work Environment, Well Being, Administrator Role
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Cherkowski, Sabre; Kutsyuruba, Benjamin; Walker, Keith – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this multiyear research study is to examine leadership in K-12 schools using a positive organizational perspective to understand how to foster, support and encourage flourishing in schools. In this article, the authors describe the lived experiences of a small group of principals and vice-principals in K-12 schools…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Assistant Principals, Experience
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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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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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Roegman, Rachel; Woulfin, Sarah – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reconceptualize the theory-practice gap in educational leadership, not as a deficit, but as a necessity for legitimacy within institutional contexts. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on institutional theory to reframe the theory-practice gap, which is often seen as a deficit of leaders or…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Vignettes
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Da'as, Rima'a; Schechter, Chen; Qadach, Mowafaq – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to test an innovative model for exploring the direct and indirect relationships between principals' cognitive complexity (CC), schools' absorptive capacity (ACAP), a teacher's affective commitment and a teacher's intent to leave. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from a survey of 1,664 teachers…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Models, Teacher Persistence
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Yokota, Hirokazu – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how internationally recognized styles of transactional, instructional, transformational and distributed leadership have emerged in the Japanese education system. Design/methodology/approach: National legislation and policy documents in Japan since 1945 were collected by searching for the word…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, School Administration, Foreign Countries
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Pino-Yancovic, Mauricio; Gonzalez Parrao, Constanza; Ahumada, Luis; Gonzalez, Alvaro – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Chile has developed the school improvement networks (SINs) strategy to support the work of school leaders. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the functioning and effect of the SINs strategy as perceived by principals and curriculum coordinators across the country. Design/methodology/approach: An adapted version of the Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Networks, Educational Cooperation
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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this contribution is to draw on several recent contributions from the "Journal of Educational Administration" to reflect on the relationship between school supervision and educational leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The German context of school supervision was first laid out. A comparative analysis of all…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, School Administration
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Honig, Meredith I.; Rainey, Lydia R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Districts across the country are calling on their principal supervisors to shift from mainly focusing on operations and compliance to dedicating their time to help principals grow as instructional leaders. Learning theory elaborates that such support for principals demands that supervisors take a teaching-and-learning approach -- which…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervision, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Aas, Marit; Paulsen, Jan Merok – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: A number of empirical studies and evaluations in Norway and Sweden shows variabilities in the degree to which the municipalities succeed in their endeavors to support school principals' instructional leadership practices. In response to this situation, the Norwegian and Swedish directorates of education have developed a joint…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Wilkinson, Jane; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Kemmis, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Catholic district offices support school leaders' instructional leadership practices at times of major reform. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs the theory of practice architectures as a lens through which to examine local site-based responses to system-wide reforms in two…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Catholic Schools
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Thessin, Rebecca A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand what the principal and principal supervisor each bring and contribute to their collaborative work that is consequential for the principal's learning and development as an instructional leader. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple case study methodology is used to gather data from 12 principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Supervision, School Administration
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Rigby, Jessica; Donaldson Walsh, Emily; Boten, Shelley; Deno, Allison; Harrison, M. Scott; Merrell, Rodrick; Pritchett, Sarah; Seaman, Scott – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Research on principal supervisors (PSs) is an emerging field, and principal supervision for racial equity has not yet been studied or theorized. Conducted in partnership with practicing district leaders, the purpose of this paper is to examine current PS leadership in three districts at various points of engagement in equitable leadership…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Principals, Supervision, School Districts
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