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DeMatthews, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: Most education systems were not initially designed to include students with disabilities. However, over the past 25 years, great strives have been taken to ensure students with disabilities have access to the general education classroom and to important social, emotional and academic opportunities. Within the USA, researchers have begun…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Systems Approach, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Gurr, David; Longmuir, Fiona; Reed, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: Through discussion of research about the leadership of two schools, this paper explores the complexity of school leadership and how various contextual elements interact with the work of principals in schools that are attempting to create inclusive, rich, worthwhile and unique schools. A systems thinking leadership and context model is…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Principals
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Ford, Timothy G.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The evidence is strong that the instability of teacher rosters in urban school settings has negative consequences for student learning, but our concern is with the opposite phenomenon--What is the value added to the organization when a school's teaching roster is stable over time? Our theory of teacher corps stability hinges on the claim…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Social Capital, Urban Teaching, Faculty Mobility
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Arar, Khalid; Abu Nasra, Muhammed – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The field of educational systems has witnessed an increase in studies of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) as it contributes to the effectiveness and success of schools and achieving their objectives and goals. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between principals' leadership style, occupational perceptions…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, School Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership, Arabs
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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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Chapman, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Historically, the school effectiveness and improvement movement has focussed its attention on "within school" factors associated with effectiveness and improvement and on the individual school as the primary unit of analysis for improvement and scrutiny purposes. More recently, research has focussed on school-to-school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
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Sullanmaa, Jenni; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Shared understandings of curriculum reform within and between the levels of the educational system are suggested to be crucial for the reform to take root. The purpose of this paper is to explore variation in perceived curriculum coherence and school impact among state- and district-level stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Differences, Stakeholders, Attitudes, School Effectiveness
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Meyers, Coby Vincent; VanGronigen, Bryan Alexander – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: School improvement planning, especially for low-performing schools, can be conceptualized as a planning process to strategically improve organizational processes, operations and outcomes. However, bureaucratic procedures and related inflexibilities sometimes results in inauthentic plan development. The purpose of this paper is to analyze…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Principals, School Turnaround, School Effectiveness
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Bush, Tony; Ng, Ashley Yoon Mooi – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the findings from research on the relationship between leadership theory and policy reform in Malaysia. Distributed leadership is normatively preferred in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB), the country's major policy reform document. The research was conducted in two dissimilar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
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Klein, Esther Dominique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Increased school autonomy and accountability have been a common denominator of national reforms in otherwise heterogeneous governance systems in Europe and the USA. The paper argues that because schools serving disadvantaged communities (SSDCs) often have lower average performance, they are more often sanctioned or under closer scrutiny,…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Gilad-Hai, Smadar; Somech, Anit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of implementing innovation in experimental schools (focussing on R & D) for school effectiveness post-intervention (five years). Based on theoretical models of social exchange and "conservation of resources" (Hobfoll, 1989), the authors focussed on assessing the…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Educational Innovation, School Effectiveness, Intervention
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Engel, Mimi; Curran, F. Chris – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore variation across principals in terms of the number and types of strategies they engage in to find teachers to fill the vacancies in their schools. The practices that the authors consider to be strategic are aligned with the district's goals and objectives for teacher recruitment.…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Practices, Principals, Teacher Recruitment
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Wang, Loke Heng; Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the characteristics and practices of principals in four successful Singapore primary schools. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple perspective case studies were used which included semi-structured interviews with the principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and school board…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Effectiveness, Case Studies, Success
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Eyal, Ori; Rom, Noa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the epistemological trends in the Israeli Educational Leadership (EL) scholarship between the years 2000 and 2012. Design/methodology/approach: The 51 studies included in this review were detected through a systematic search in online academic databases. Abstracts of studies identified as being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Epistemology, Instructional Leadership
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Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Gareis, Christopher R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among faculty trust in the principal, principal leadership behaviors, school climate, and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Data from 64 elementary, middle, and high schools in two school districts formed the basis of the study (n = 3,215 teachers), allowing for…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Principals, Faculty, Administrator Behavior
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