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Spillane, James P.; Sun, Jonathan M. – School Leadership & Management, 2022
Focusing on primary school principals' espoused strategies for developing social capital over their early years in the principal's office, we show that investing in social capital was a core challenge during their formative years. Based on our analysis of data from a longitudinal study of 35 new principals, we argue that school principals made…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Elementary Schools, Beginning Principals, Faculty Development
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Miles Nash, Angel; Grogan, Margaret – School Leadership & Management, 2022
This article analyses the disaggregated data from the 2020 American Superintendent Decennial Study. The focus on superintendents of colour provides important insight into the ways individuals holding the highest rank in school districts govern the instructional, facilities, fiscal, personnel, and community relations matters as they comprehensively…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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Lucena Rodríguez, Carmen; Mula-Falcón, Javier; Domingo Segovia, Jesús; Cruz-González, Cristina – School Leadership & Management, 2022
The arrival of COVID-19 had a major impact on all sectors of the population, especially education. The closure of schools and later the health measures adopted forced schools to a rapid conversion towards a digital scenario. Faced with this crisis situation, the existence of school leaders became even more essential. For this reason, in order to…
Descriptors: Females, Principals, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Reid, David B. – School Leadership & Management, 2022
The purpose of this study was to better understand how school principals in the United States (U.S.) describe and manage their stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data come from 31 interviews with 16 public school principals in the U.S. state of New Jersey. An analysis of the data shows principals have experienced increased levels of…
Descriptors: Principals, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety, COVID-19
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Oppi, Piret; Eisenschmidt, Eve; Jõgi, Anna-Liisa – School Leadership & Management, 2022
Teacher leadership is a powerful concept in school development. However, teachers' readiness to take on the leadership role is rather delicate. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the relationship between teachers' readiness for leadership and two main factors that affect it: distributed leadership and school culture. Quantitative data from…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Readiness, Educational Development, Leadership Role
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Hochbein, Craig; Meyers, Coby – School Leadership & Management, 2021
For more than a century, numerous studies examined and reported how principals allocated their time. Assuming that differences in selection, participation and satisfaction of tasks by principals resulted in different outcomes, researchers have continued to study principal time use. In 1989, Wimpelberg, Teddlie, and Stringfield indicated a need for…
Descriptors: Principals, Time Management, Administrator Responsibility, Models
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Tlali, Tebello; Matete, Ntjoetso – School Leadership & Management, 2021
The role of the Heads of Departments (HoDs) in the school structure is to provide middle leadership. They assist the principals on the day to day leadership of the schools. They are responsible for ensuring the achievement of their departmental and school vision and mission. This study sought to explore the nature of the challenges faced by the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Department Heads, Foreign Countries, Administrator Role
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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre; Angelle, Pamela S. – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article explores how headteachers/principals engage in social justice leadership practice using data gathered from the Scottish and American contributions to the International School Leadership Development Network's (ISLDN) research on social justice leadership. While the literature focuses on high-level strategies to address issues of equity…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cross Cultural Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Jones, Karen D.; Ringler, Marjorie C. – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This paper reports on a study completed with principal preparation students to measure the change in their beliefs about how to provide leadership that affirms diverse students and families in schools. The principal preparation program (PPP) in this study redesigned the internship to include crucial conversations around diversity and social…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes
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Llorent-Bedmar, Vicente; Navarro-Granados, María; Cobano-Delgado Palma, Verónica C. – School Leadership & Management, 2021
Numerous studies have highlighted the important role played by school principals in improving the learning of their students, especially those at risk of social exclusion. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the pedagogical leadership exercised by the principals of disadvantaged schools in the Community of Madrid (Spain). To this end,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries, Administrator Role
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Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter – School Leadership & Management, 2021
Research to date is rich in its claim that practice development in schools, and the leadership and professional learning that it demands, requires relational trust. However, reasonings for, and understandings about, relational trust are described mainly in general terms, leaving its complexity and multidimensionality implicit. Much trust research…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Middle Management, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Reynolds, David; McKimm, Judy – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This paper argues that educational policies and changes in Wales over the last thirty years have somewhat neglected issues concerned with management and leadership, in comparison with other countries and within the UK. More recently, however, leadership development has been provided and the Welsh National Academy for Educational Leadership has…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Policy, School Administration, Educational Change
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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article examines the policy construction of leadership at all levels in Scottish education. In the current reforms 'leadership at all levels' is being used to mobilise support around changes to the role of the headteacher and of the local authorities (LAs) to bring about greater system alignment. From a critical policy analysis six themes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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Woods, Philip A.; Roberts, Amanda; Jarvis, Joy; Culshaw, Suzanne – School Leadership & Management, 2021
The policy context for schools in England places great emphasis on leadership and autonomy as drivers of educational improvement. The purpose of this article is to explore how we can better understand, in this context, the challenges of leadership and autonomy and the conditions of leadership development that support or hinder the practice of…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Leadership, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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Woods, Philip A.; Torrance, Deirdre; Donnelly, Caitlin; Hamilton, Tom; Jones, Ken; Potter, Ian – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article offers a comparative analysis and interpretation of leadership in the four UK education jurisdictions (Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland), informed by the articles in this special issue and by a project report, all outcomes of an initiative, 'Educational Leadership, Management and Administration in the United Kingdom: A…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Leadership Styles
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