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Volante, Paulo; Valenzuela, Sergio; Díaz, Alejandro; Fernández, Magdalena; Mladinic, Antonio – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study seeks to develop and validate an Assessment Centre (AC) tool for the evaluation and selection of school leaders, focusing on the identification of competencies that influence teaching and learning outcomes. International research supports the creation of Assessment Centres to select candidates for these roles, due to their superior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personnel Selection, School Administration, Assessment Centers (Personnel)
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Demie, Feyisa – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This research aims to examine the success factors behind raising the achievement of Black Caribbean pupils with focus on leadership and work force diversity factors. Drawing on case studies and focus group methodological approaches of research the study findings identified a number of success factors including the strong leadership of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Latin Americans, Academic Achievement
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Mowat, Joan G. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This conceptual paper provides a critical analysis of the current convergence of major policy initiatives in Scotland to improve learning and teaching, promote greater equity and close the attainment gap through systems level leadership and change. It is neither an empirical study nor a literature review but synthesises across a range of fields --…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Equal Education
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Kenny – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This article provides a review of the contemporary instructional leadership research base in Malaysia. The core aim of this review is to assess the recent knowledge base on instructional leadership in Malaysia and to evaluate its current contribution to the existing international literature. The article explores a range of published material that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Alsaleh, Amal – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study explores the practices of Kuwaiti school principals acting as instructional leaders during education reforms, using qualitative content analysis of standardised open-ended interviews with 28 randomly selected school principals. The results showed that principals faced obstacles related to the deeply-ingrained centralised structure in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Principals
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Pinskaya, Marina; Kosaretsky, Sergey; Zvyagintsev, Roman; Derbishire, Natalya – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The article uses the framework of resiliency to examine the strategies of principals in schools working under challenging socio-economic conditions that show higher-than-expected educational results. We collected a unique set of data within the Russian 'National monitoring of education markets and organisations' programme. This work continues the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, School Administration, Administrative Organization
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Leithwood, Kenneth – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Purpose: Replicating and extending earlier research, this mixed-methods study inquired about the characteristics of effective school leadership networks and the contribution of such networks to the development of individual and collective leaders' professional capacities. Design: The study used path analytic techniques with survey data provided by…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Meyer, Frauke; Sinnema, Claire; Patuawa, Jacqueline – School Leadership & Management, 2019
While principal goal-setting has been shown to be an important leadership practice, there is little research examining principals' goal-setting and goal-achievement. This research examined novice principals' school improvement goals and factors affecting their achievement. Goals from 460 principals enrolled in a national induction programme were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Goal Orientation, Educational Improvement
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David R. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has introduced professional development (PD) plans and professional standards for school administrators. This was initiated to galvanise the ongoing school reforms. In addition, the Irtiqaa Framework, a school self-evaluation programme that contributes to the broad agenda of school reforms and changes, is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Academic Standards, Instructional Leadership
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Simon, Susan; Dole, Shelley; Farragher, Yvonne – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Transition from teacher to principal involves both a technocratic response based on 'yearning for certainty' that requisite leadership skills will be learned, and a critically-reflexive approach to adopting a new professional identity (Crow and Møller 2017. "Professional Identities of School Leaders across International Contexts: An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Coaching (Performance), Management Development
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Moral, Cristina; Martín-Romera, Ana; Martínez-Valdivia, Estefanía; Olmo-Extremera, Marta – School Leadership & Management, 2018
The paper we present here is part of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP), which is designed to analyse the characteristic traits of successful leadership in different contexts and countries [Day, C., and K. Leithwood. 2007. "Successful School Leadership in Times of Change." Dordrecht: Springer-Kluwer; Day,…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Principals, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan; Law, Edmond Hau-Fai; Chan, Keith Ki – School Leadership & Management, 2018
The purpose of the study is to examine Hong Kong teachers' perceptions of distributed leadership. Data were collected from six primary schools with a total of 155 teachers responding to a self-developed survey. Descriptive, reliability, and MANOVA data analyses were done with the application of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership Styles
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Tran, Ngoc H.; Hallinger, Philip; Truong, Thang – School Leadership & Management, 2018
This study addressed the research question: How do Vietnamese principals lead the professional learning of teachers? The research was comprised of a multiple-site case study of leadership and teacher learning in four Vietnamese schools. Qualitative data analysis aimed at identifying modal practices adopted by these Vietnamese principals to lead…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Principals, Professional Education
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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Meyers, Coby V. – School Leadership & Management, 2018
We understand very little about what is special that leaders do to facilitate improvement that is both transformational and lasting in previously persistently failing schools in the United States. Relatively little is understood about change not just during the initial turnaround stage, but that "endures" on the larger journey as the…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Low Achievement, Sustainability, School Turnaround
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Supovitz, Jonathan A. – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Building on evolving conceptions of teacher leadership in the literature, this article argues that an integration of both positional and empowering elements of teacher leadership are the seeds of an evolved approach to teacher leadership for instructional improvement. Using data from a study of quasi-formal teacher leadership, the research…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Models, Leadership Styles, Leadership Role
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