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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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Sterrett, William L.; Richardson, Jayson W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to help the researchers sought to take a closer look at the technology challenges facing district superintendents in today's leadership climate. Design/methodology/approach: The authors chose semi-structured interviews as the data collection method. Through 45 min, one-on-one, semi-structured telephone…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Superintendents, Transformational Leadership, School Districts
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Hooge, Edith H.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; van Look, Karin C. J.; Janssen, Selma K.; Sleegers, Peter J. C. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Although it is assumed that school district governance by districts leaders can impact schools' capacity to improvement and educational quality, there is little systematic evidence to support this claim. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how governance goals and interventions affect school districts' social capital.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Superintendents, School Districts, Social Capital
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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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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Friedman, Noa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Parents' collective involvement in their children's education takes the form of holding leadership positions in schools. Employing the concept of liminality, which is used in anthropological and sociological approaches, the purpose of this paper is to explore the features of parent leadership in schools (PLS). Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Parent Role, School Administration, Principals, Entrepreneurship
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Orr, Margaret Terry; Hollingworth, Liz; Beaudin, Barbara – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare two years of results for one state's performance-based assessments for principal licensure Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL). This includes the field trial (2014-2015) and first year of statewide implementation (2015-2016) when passing score requirements and fees were added. Survey results on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Principals, Performance Based Assessment, Personnel Evaluation
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Nekongo-Nielsen, Haaveshe Ndeutalala; Ngololo, Elizabeth Ndeukumwa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Namibian principals are usually placed in leadership positions without orientation and are found to lack skills to supervise teachers in delivering instruction using the English language. Studies conducted elsewhere in the world found that effective school leadership is needed for the success of professional development programmes. The…
Descriptors: Principals, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Levy-Gazenfrantz, Tania – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore an integrative model which includes specific intentions that may explain the contradictory citizenship behaviors and misbehaviors among superintendents in Israel. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 518 superintendents from seven Israeli Ministry of Education district offices were randomly…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Administrator Behavior, Self Determination, Foreign Countries
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Lowery, Charles – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Public interests and concerns often create dilemmas for school principals. As such moral dilemmas are the case for schools as places marked by social, economic, cultural and political diversity. The purpose of this paper is to look at how Appalachian school leaders use moral literacy to make decisions when facing ethical issues?…
Descriptors: Principals, Ethics, Decision Making, Moral Values
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Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason; Neumerski, Christine M.; Blissett, Richard; Murphy, Joseph; Porter, Andrew – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Despite increased focus on the importance of the time principals spend on instructional leadership, there is little research on practical ways to help principals manage their time to achieve this goal. The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of the school administration manager (SAM) process: a unique program designed…
Descriptors: Principals, Time Management, Instructional Leadership, School Administration
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Nguyen, Dong; Harris, Alma; Ng, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline key findings from a contemporary review of the international empirical literature focused upon teacher leadership. It synthesises what is currently known about the nature, practice, conditions and impact of teacher leadership and to outline patterns in the contemporary empirical research base.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Research Methodology
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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the micropolitical strategies principals use to influence school staffing within an urban school district. Design/methodology/approach: The author used a qualitative case study approach drawing upon 47 semi-structured participant interviews with 25 individual research participants, 80 hours of…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Teacher Selection, Personnel Selection
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Hautala, Tanja; Helander, Jaakko; Korhonen, Vesa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesize the attributes of loose and tight coupling in educational organizations. In addition, it is aimed to determine whether this phenomenon has value and strategies to offer for the current educational administration and research. Design/methodology/approach: Integrative literature review…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Content Analysis
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Pogodzinski, Ben; Mayrowetz, David; Superfine, Benjamin Michael; Umpstead, Regina R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Federal and state policymakers in the USA have sought to better differentiate the performance of K-12 teachers by enacting more rigorous evaluation policies. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether these policies are working as intended and explore whether district stressors such as funding, enrollment, and governance are…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Evaluation, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers
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