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Örücü, Deniz; Arar, Khalid; Mahfouz, Julia – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This article seeks to compare and analyze school-level challenges for school leaders and their responses to Syrian refugee education in Turkey, Lebanon, and Germany, drawing on the post-migration ecology framework developed and sensemaking processes in leadership. We utilized a comparative qualitative design within the realm of qualitative…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Cross Cultural Studies, Instructional Leadership
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Barakat, Maysaa; Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Stefanovic, Melanie; Shatara, Leila – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Culturally competent leaders positively affect school environments which in turn fosters equitable learning. Educational leadership preparation programs bear the responsibility of preparing culturally competent school leaders. Few programs assess their graduate students' cultural competence and its development. Using the Cultural Competence for…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Leadership Training, Educational Change, Social Justice
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Kondakci, Yasar; Zayim Kurtay, Merve; Kaya Kasikci, Sevgi – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Decades of research suggest that the role of leaders in mitigating the negative impact of social and economic problems on the students is highly contentious one and more analyses in different cultural contexts are necessary to clarify the role of leadership in disadvantaged school settings. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Justice, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Schools
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Guo-Brennan, Linyuan; Guo-Brennan, Michael – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Schools with dramatically increased immigrant and refugee student populations need a systematic approach and inclusive process to ensure newcomer students, who differ in their backgrounds, languages, identities, frames of reference, prior educational experiences, abilities, interests, and belief systems, have equal opportunities and resources to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Immigrants, Refugees, Educational Environment
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Slater, Charles; Antúnez, Serafín; Silva, Patricia – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This study used a social justice and transformative leadership framework to focus on regions of Spain that have experienced an increase of immigrant families. The purpose was to determine how experts in the field of educational leadership viewed social justice and what challenges principals faced in schools with large immigrant populations. Social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Principals
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García-Carmona, Marina; Fuentes-Mayorga, Norma; Rodríguez-García, Antonio-Manuel – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
In multicultural contexts, school principals and educators face unique challenges integrating disadvantaged and immigrant youth. We investigate how these leaders advocate, design and implement social justice pedagogies for inclusion. Drawing on an interdisciplinary literature and in-depth interviews with school principals in Melilla (Spain), we…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, School Administration, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Tian, Meng – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This paper explores power bases and power tensions among education bureaux, inspection offices, and schools in China. The six bases of social power were applied as the analytical framework to scrutinize 13 policy documents and eight interviews with inspectors. The study uncovered three types of power tensions: education bureau's informational…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Inspection, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Tamir, Eran – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This qualitative study reports on principals' perceptions regarding the teacher characteristics deemed most important for hiring effective teachers. Data for the study come from semi-structured interviews with principals working in urban public, Catholic, and Jewish schools. Results reveal a tendency among principals in all three sectors to focus…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making, Teacher Selection
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Perrone, Frank; Eddy-Spicer, David – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Research examining the teacher hiring process is scant and has largely ignored the principal's role. This qualitative, comparative case study uses Person-Environment fit to explore teacher hiring in two high schools with divergent characteristics in the same district. Findings suggest that fit is a dynamic quality, depending on school context and…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, High School Teachers, School Districts, School Demography
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Dor-Haim, Peleg; Oplatka, Izhar – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This study explored principals' perceptions of their own loneliness and their styles of coping with it. The study posed two questions: (1) How do school principals experience the personal and organizational factors that influence their loneliness in various work contexts? (2) What strategies do school principals use to cope with their sense of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Alienation, Principals
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Despite the centrality of research concerning both ethics and leadership styles in education administration, our knowledge of the relations between them is limited. The present study closes this gap by investigating the relations of transformational and transactional leadership with multiple ethical paradigms that have been suggested as relevant…
Descriptors: Ethics, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Styles, Correlation
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Yulianti, Kartika; Denessen, Eddie; Droop, Mienke; Veerman, Gert-Jan – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Teachers are the key agents in the promotion of parental involvement in education. In this study, we examined the concept of transformational leadership for parental involvement (TLPI). The Transformational Leadership for Parental Involvement Questionnaire (TLPIQ) was developed to assess teachers' perceptions of support from school leaders in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Transformational Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role
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Rigby, Jessica G.; Forman, Stephanie; Lewis, Rebecca – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Discipline-specific instructional improvement policies require teachers to implement new teaching and collaborative practices. What kinds of leadership moves do principals make to support enactment of new practices? Drawing on leadership theories to examine principals' leadership actions, data come from a qualitative study of three elementary…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Leadership Responsibility
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Sarid, Ariel – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This paper presents a multidimensional framework of social justice educational leadership (SJEL), which accommodates various dimensions of social justice that are either discussed in the literature but rarely in tandem, or those that are largely marginalized or thought to reside beyond the boundaries of SJEL discourse. At its core, the framework…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Guidelines, Self Determination
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Panero, Nell Scharff – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This article presents findings from a study of the minimum conditions needed to scale a previously successful model of high school reform in New York City. Most studies of scale work backward to identify conditions that were in place when scale was successful, rather than identifying those that were minimally required, and thus more likely to be…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High School Students, Models, Scaling
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