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Volante, Paulo; Jeldres, Rolando; Spero, Ken; Llorente, Claudia; Johanek, Michael – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article describes the process of designing and creating six computer-based simulations for school leadership training programmes, in the context of the Chilean school system. For the design and construction of the simulations, six scenarios were selected from case analysis of principals with formal training and experience in different…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Elonga Mboyo, Jean Pierre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Embedding the relational approach as a research project is a viable alternative to normative conceptualisation and practice of leadership. However, as the shift from substantialist assumptions to relational theorising gathers momentum, the evolving nature of the argument so far suggests that more needs to be done to bolster its robustness. Rather…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Realism
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Bogotch, Ira; Bauer, Scott; Su-Keene, Eleanor – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The purpose of this scholarly essay is to offer a number of logics of academic arguments as follows: leadership as contested/seductive theories, leadership as an organizing activity, and leadership as praxis. Each academic argument presents its own theoretical, communicative and practical challenges, often necessitating a beginning again in search…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Organizational Theories, Praxis, Ambiguity (Semantics)
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Gurr, David M. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper is a response to recent challenges to educational leadership research from Eacott. Using a personal narrative approach, and drawing, in the main, on research from the International Successful School Principalship Project, it is argued that current research questions are worthwhile, he methodologies used are trustworthy and appropriate,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Okoko, Janet Mola – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The article is based on a study whose purpose was to examine the lived experience of school leaders in Saskatoon with newcomers to whom English is an additional Language (EAL). Phenomenology as a methodological approach was used to gather and analyze data from leaders representing two school divisions. What was common in their accounts was…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Stereotypes
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Miller, Paul – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Globally, schools continue to face ongoing reductions in budgetary allocations, increase in student numbers, performativity pressures and high stakes accountability. Like it or not, schools/ school leaders are operating in rapidly changing national educational policy contexts that are demanding more from less and a much greater contribution to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cross Cultural Studies, Political Influences, Educational Change
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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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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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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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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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Hairon, Salleh – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article provides the practical and theoretical justifications for the growth of teacher leadership, in the Singapore education context. It argues that since 2001, the importance of teacher leadership has been growing, and more significantly in the last five years, which is due to several factors. First, the race towards attaining 21st century…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Ogden, Stephanie B. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This descriptive case study examined how a principal in an urban elementary school in the southern United States became a leader working for social justice in education. The principal cited her parents' values as contributing to her own seemingly countercultural beliefs and behaviors relating to racial and ethnic diversity, and described schools…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Urban Schools
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Flood, Lee D. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine the experiences and influences that aided, prompted, and informed a principal in the south-western United States to act as a social justice leader with a keen focus on creating equitable conditions and outcomes for marginalized students within his school (Bruner, 2008). By employing a fictionalized narrative…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Equal Education
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King, Fiona; Robinson, Kerry – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This special issue set out to explore "Leadership Stories" and in particular "Unlocking the Path to Social Justice Leadership" in various countries around the world. All stories reported by the participants involved in the social justice strand of the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN), which defines…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Values, Correlation, Social Justice
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