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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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Strand, Morten Krogstad; Emstad, Anne Berit – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article presents a case study aiming to encourage and support principals from six countries to work in Principal Professional Learning Communities (PPLCs) to enhance their leadership competencies and foster strong leadership for school development and teacher learning. We argue that the need for principals to participate in a PLC is a…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Principals, Communities of Practice, International Cooperation
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Aas, Marit; Andersen, Fred Carlo; Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Over the past decades, principals have experienced an increased pressure emanating from the responsibility for managing change and building organisations, whilst striving to improve students' learning outcomes (Abrahamsen, Aas, & Hellekjaer, 2015; Hargreaves & Fink, 2006). Leadership learning programmes appear to emphasise the requirements…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Leadership Role, Leadership Training
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Hayes, Sonya D.; Mahfouz, Julia – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
The aim of the present article is to review literature on mentoring of school principals. The review focuses on the importance of mentoring in fostering effective leadership as a principal by presenting the pervasive definitions and perspectives on mentoring in the field. Second, based upon predefined selection criteria, we present empirical…
Descriptors: Principals, Mentors, Leadership Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
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Loya, Cruz Argelia Estrada; Ballesteros, Ana Cecilia Villarreal – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The educational system in Mexico has allowed teachers without preparation and training in leadership to pursue leadership positions. This paper presents the findings of a study aimed at analyzing the processes of leadership learning experienced by school principals in the course of their leadership practice. The methodology used was a qualitative…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Leadership Training
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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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Angelle, Pamela S. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This qualitative study was undertaken as part of the ISLDN global study of social justice leaders, focused on the leadership stories of the respondent. This study is framed in authentic leadership and examined the leader's self-awareness, authentic behaviors, and relationships, which both communicated and solidified the authenticity of the leader.…
Descriptors: Leaders, Principals, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Being a social justice leader makes significant demands on the individual headteacher/principal particularly where there may be conflict, competing demands and significant resistance both within the school and the wider community. There is a question then about what motivates some headteachers to commit to pursuing social justice and equity in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Styles
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Cardno, Carol; Robson, Joanne – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper reports on a study that investigated the appraisal of middle leaders in three New Zealand secondary schools in order to determine what constituted effective performance appraisal and how this practice could be improved from the perspective of this middle tier of leadership. Overall, appraisal was variably practised and seen as a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Middle Management, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement