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Yavuz, Olcay; Gülmez, Gülçin – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In an effort to develop and support high quality urban school leaders, this study examined what factors affect pre-service urban school leaders' perception of preparedness for performing instructional leadership activities. The findings revealed that participating in a leadership training program is the only significant factor that predicts urban…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Leaders, Urban Schools
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Zhang, Yuanyuan; Goddard, J. Tim; Jakubiec, Brittany A. E. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper reports on the development of the revised Social Justice Questionnaire (SJQ2), an instrument which permits the quantitative examination of socially just school leadership. The SJQ2 is based on data drawn from an exploratory province-wide study to determine to what extent, and how, school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Questionnaires
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Tamir, Emanuel; Grabarski, Mirit K. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This qualitative study identified and analyzed the occurrences of the Garbage-Can decision making model in public schools. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 34 teachers from elementary and middle schools in Israel. Data analysis showed three major decision areas in which the Garbage-Can model was employed, and the conditions…
Descriptors: School Administration, Public Schools, Decision Making, Models
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Delgado, Manuel Lopez; Loya, Argelia Estrada – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore the leadership identity development and preparedness for the role of new appointed school heads to Mexican primary schools that serve indigenous students. The research was framed as a qualitative study and used semi-structured interviews as the method for data collection with twelve appointed school…
Descriptors: American Indians, Profiles, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Bathon, Justin; van Rooyan, Jean W.; Jobert, Rika – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article presents a review of the development of platform network models that rely on partnership contracts to implement comprehensive school reform. The literature from the previous three decades of development of school networks, emerging largely from the United States of America, is reviewed. The recent development of similar network models…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Contracts, Program Implementation
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Blanchard, Margaret R.; Gutierrez, Kristie S.; Allred, Chris M.; Tolin, A. Dell – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Reform efforts in schools have become increasingly focused on the nature and direction of teamwork in efforts to achieve sustained and systemic districtwide capacity for innovation and needed change. The six-year study reported in this article involved development, implementation, and assessment of a unique collaborative process for districtwide…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Change, Leadership, Sustainability
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Potterton, Amanda U. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the United States, long-standing school choice policies and practices in Arizona have developed into a market-based system of schooling for many residents in the state, especially in the larger cities. In this study, I analyze qualitative data gathered from school leaders and parents in one Arizona district public school who discussed marketing…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leaders, Educational Change, School Districts
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Björk, Lars G. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
During recent decades, the notion of team leadership has emerged as a central theme in the international discourse on systemic education reform. This issue of "Research in Educational Administration and Leadership" not only captures a collective sense of commitment to education as means for advancing national social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teamwork, Leadership, Diversity (Institutional)
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Björk, Lars G.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Kowalski, Theodore J. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
The complexity and intensity of reforms over several decades in the United States of America led to large-scale systemic reform and shifted superintendent roles from emphasis on management tasks to pivotal actions in the complex algorithm for managing and leading change initiatives. National commissions, task force reports, and nationwide research…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Role, Teamwork, Leadership Responsibility
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article describes research on system and school leadership from three perspectives. At the system level, leadership was evident at the senior levels of the central and regional systems, with principal network leaders having potential to exercise occasional leadership. Principals tended not to operate as system leaders because they had limited…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Mullen, Carol A.; Browe-Ferrigno, Tricia – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Preparing today's children and youth to become active, responsive adults in transforming global societies requires that schools change dramatically. To work towards this goal is daunting in light of educational policies and school structures that hinder teamwork and creativity. Despite challenges due to education policies, traditional school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Teamwork, Teacher Leadership
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Sherif, Victoria – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Although considerable research has explored what it means to be a leader from an adult perspective, little has been conducted from the student perspective as an integral component of leadership education, decision making, or educational change. Findings from a longitudinal qualitative case study presented in this article reveal how youth perceive…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Student Leadership, Student Attitudes, Student Empowerment
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Kagawa, Mei; Aizawa, Shinichi; Kodama, Hideyasu – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This paper illustrates the historical process of the prevalence of upper secondary education in Japan focusing on the public and private relationships. After reviewing high school policy at the central administration, actual high school supply at local government levels is examined and the harmonious relationship between public and private sectors…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), High School Students, Institutional Cooperation, Private Schools
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
It is believed that the effectiveness and efficiency of school administration can be enhanced in a privatized system of education. However, such belief is narrowly based on studies on school choice and such impact on the quality of teaching and learning. The issue of staff management in understanding school administration is essentially…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Foreign Countries, Efficiency, School Administration
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Wenwen, Zhang – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Excellence and equality is an essential goal of compulsory education in China. This goal, however, is difficult to achieve in practice because of the difficulties in balancing between excellence and equality and in sustaining equality as a result of resource redistribution. This article uses the data of the nationally representative China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Educational Equity (Finance)
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