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Fu, Wanling – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
In this conceptual article, the issues and insights in leadership are examined in the context of ECE settings. This is a unique field with a predominantly female workforce, and the issue of making a distinction between leadership and management needs to be considered. It is important to develop an understanding of the concept of leadership and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Weiler, Jessica R.; Stanley, Darrius A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
A growing number of school districts are engaging in systems-level, equity-based reform to redress persistent disparities, and many are hiring Equity Directors to lead the way. This qualitative study explores the role of Equity Directors, asking, "What are the leadership practices of Equity Directors?" and "What are the purposes…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Districts, Administrators, Equal Education
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Hadley, Craig R. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic required higher education administrators to lead their institutions through a period of unprecedented ambiguity and complexity. In just two short years, a new set of skills and leadership tactics for academic leadership emerged for successfully navigating uncharted territory. Following a review of 13 research studies in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Leadership, Literature Reviews
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Kenneth M. Coll; Charles P. Ruch – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt across all higher education institutions. Deans, central to institutional response and college/school repositioning, are being challenged to provide leadership that result in successful institutional response. This study illuminates the current understanding of three trends requiring critical…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Deans, COVID-19
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Douglas M. DeWitt – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
This study examines four award-winning school leaders asking, "What makes a school leader effective?" A series of interviews were conducted with four award-winning school leaders (State Teacher of the Year, State Middle School Principal of the Year, State High School Principal of the Year, and State Superintendent of the Year), all of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Awards, Teachers, Principals
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Brion, Corinne; Kiral, Bilgen – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
The researchers used a qualitative design with a descriptive phenomenological approach to examine the experiences of 10 principals in creating and sustaining a positive school climate during COVID-19. The researchers conducted interviews over Zoom from October to December in 2021. The principals have worked in two American states, one Midwestern…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Educational Environment, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Akyürek, Muhammet Ibrahim; Karabay, Ersoy – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
The purpose of this research is to develop a valid and reliable "Innovative School Leadership Scale" and examine the innovation level of school principals. Within the scope of the research, an "Innovative School Leadership Scale" with 28 items was developed. In the trial application, 197 teachers were reached, and 523 teachers…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Educational Innovation, Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Lárusdóttir, Steinunn Helga; O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
This paper explores the role of school leaders in facilitating Social Justice (SJ) leadership practice in schools. Ethical, Transformational and Distributed leadership theories together with School Leadership Development initiatives are examined. What emerges is that leaders need to bring SJ to the centre in their work and actively lead from an…
Descriptors: Leadership, Social Justice, Leadership Training, Leadership Styles
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This article draws from the first phase of a larger, qualitative and developmental study with educational leaders (n=50), as well as nearly three decades of research and teaching, to explore how constructive-developmental theory offers new insights about enacting and supporting social justice leadership in our schools and districts. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Elias, Maurice J.; DeMarchena, Sarah L.; Luce, Francine – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
There has been increasing discussion about the importance of building students' social-emotional competencies for their academic and behavioral success (Jones, Brush, Bailey, Brion-Meisels, McIntyre, Kahn, Nelson, & Stickle, 2017). However, the majority of these discussions focus on social-emotional skills (SEL) as a universal intervention,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Intervention, Values Education