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Jacobson, Stephen L.; Johnson, Lauri; Ylimaki, Rose; Giles, Corrie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to revisit a successful school to see how the principal had sustained success over time. Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses a case study research design similar to the 2005 report. Findings: The old findings revealed a principal who had used direction setting, developing people and redesigning the…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Best Practices, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness
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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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Shouse, Roger C. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper seeks to examine ways in which the film "To Sir with Love" illustrates several longstanding issues and tensions related to the sociology of education. It is also aims to show how this film (and, by implication, other popular films) can be used to advance understanding among students of educational leadership,…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Sociology, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Huber, Stephan Gerhard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper looks at the central role of school leadership for developing and assuring the quality of schools, as corroborated by findings of school effectiveness research and school improvement approaches. Then, it focuses on the growing importance placed on activities to prepare school leaders due to the ever-increasing responsibilities they are…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Trend Analysis
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Collard, John L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Reviews the changing characteristics of school effectiveness research from the 1950's to the 1980's, noting conceptual and methodological problems plaguing the research. States that future studies should define school effectiveness more carefully and thoroughly, and adopt more sophisticated research techniques for identifying process variables.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Needs, Research Problems
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Gamage, David T.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Describes a 1992-93 research project involving 66 state schools that attempted to ascertain the overall effectiveness of school-based management in Victoria, Australia. Findings of the Likert-style survey revealed substantial participant satisfaction with school councils' current composition, information provision, and overall functioning. (20…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Democratic Values, 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
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Bell, Les – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Educational policy in England has passed through four main stages during the past three decades. The Social-democratic, resource-constrained, and market phases all contain inherently weak elements of New Labour's Excellence Movement. Less linear, more collaborative forms of school leadership are recommended. Contains 65 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hajnal, Vivian J.; Dibski, Dennis J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Emphasizes the need for coherence between the reward structure and the organizational culture of effective schools. Presents a typology of rewards, including pecuniary, nonpecuniary extrinsic, and intrinsic rewards. Analyzes several pay-for-performance strategies and explores the perceived advantages and disadvantages of various merit and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Incentives
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Wildy, Helen; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Investigates teachers' and principals' perceptions of instructional leadership in a sample of Western Australian government primary and secondary schools, using the Instructional Leadership Questionnaire. Instructional leadership was viewed as a shared responsibility; teachers felt principals were less involved than principals felt they were.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Chapman, Judith – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Reviews effective schools research and discusses the theories behind it. Both the "empirical" approach and the multiparadigmatic approach have limitations. An evolutionary epistemology that interweaves qualitative and quantitative aspects of school effectiveness is preferable. People need realistic change models allowing them to balance…
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Economics, Educational Quality