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Cherkowski, Sabre; Walker, Keith – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and elaborate on the construct of flourishing in schools as understood through the stories and explanations provided by a small group of public school principals. Framed within a positive organizational perspective, the specific objectives of this study are: to identify how school leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools
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Shirrell, Matthew – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine first-year principals' sense-making about two potentially conflicting demands as they take over low-performing urban schools: the demand to exert control over their teachers' practice, and the need to build their teachers' trust, collegiality, and commitment. Design/methodology/approach: This study…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Accountability, Low Achievement, Urban Schools
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Riveros, Augusto; Verret, Carolyne; Wei, Wei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The guiding question of this study is: how is the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) translated into practices in elementary and secondary schools in the province of Ontario? The purpose of this paper is to provide a contextual account of the processes by which school leadership standards are incorporated into the practices of school…
Descriptors: Leadership, Urban Schools, Educational Practices, Leadership Effectiveness
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Provost, Steven; Madden, Jake – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: This paper argues that in a well-organised school with strong leadership and vision coupled with a concerted effort to improve the teaching performance of each teacher, student achievement can be enhanced. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while macro-effect sizes such as "whole of school" metrics are useful for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Data Interpretation
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Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the extent to which human resources (HR) decision making is influenced by the social context of school systems. More specifically, this study draws upon organizational theory focussed on the microfoundations of organizations as a lens identify key aspects of school HR decision making at the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Decision Making, Personnel Management, Social Environment
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Berkovich, Izhak – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: After decades in which transformational leadership theory has prevailed as the dominant paradigm in leadership scholarship, critical voices have started raising serious concerns about its falsifiability, suggesting that transformational leadership theory should be abandoned. Although transformational leadership is a key to conceptualizing…
Descriptors: Leaders, Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration
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Mitchell, Roxanne M.; Mendiola, Brenda J.; Schumacker, Randall; Lowery, Xaviera – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to use SEM to explore the effects of enabling school structure (ESS) and academic optimism (AO) on school achievement (SA). Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 58 urban schools, including 42 elementary schools and 16 middle schools in a southeastern district in the USA were included in this study.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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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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Aas, Marit; Brandmo, Christian – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the taxonomy of two conceptual models of leadership roles for principals--instructional and transformational leadership (IL and TL)--can be traced empirically in a sample of Norwegian school leaders. Design/methodology/approach: The participants consisted of 149 school leaders attending a…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Leadership Role
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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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Arar, Khalid; Abu-Romi, Amal – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the issue of school-based management (SBM) in elementary schools in the Arab education system in Israel, comparing schools experienced in SBM, schools beginning to use SBM and schools that do not use SBM. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research used a structured questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Based Management, Elementary Schools, Arabs
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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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Lambert, Phil; Marks, Warren; Elliott, Virginia; Johnston-Anderson, Natalie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the existence and perceived influence of "generational collide" for teachers and leaders across three generations--Baby Boomers, Generation X (Gen X) and Generation Y (Gen Y). The study sought to further determine if a teacher's generation, gender, school level or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Administrative Change, Gender Differences
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Urick, Angela – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Decades of research on different leadership styles shows that effective school leadership is the degree of influence or synergy between teachers and principals around the core business of schools, instruction. While various styles, such as transformational, instructional, shared instructional, point to the similar measures of high…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Factor Analysis
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Cho, Vincent – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Although there has been increasing optimism about the potential for social media platforms such as Twitter to support educators' professional learning, it is yet unclear whether such promises hold true. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to explore school administrators' use of Twitter for professional learning.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Social Media, Mass Media Use, Semi Structured Interviews
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