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Nicole Patterson; Aubrey H. Wang – School Leadership & Management, 2024
This case study illustrates how leadership for learning and cultural competence could be used as theories of action during times of disruption to lead and transform urban teachers' sense of self, sense of others, and motivation for change. The case study focuses on educators from a large urban charter school whose response to the pandemic and the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Education, Charter Schools, COVID-19
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Hannah Chestnutt; Trista Hollweck; Nilou Baradaran; María Jiménez – School Leadership & Management, 2024
School leaders have the potential to contribute to the collective efficacy of teachers by brokering knowledge and beliefs; however, they are not always supported or accompanied in this role. By examining the characteristics and network positions of key actors who broker knowledge and beliefs, this study explores opportunities for all educators to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Francesca Suter; Tobias Feldhoff; Katharina Maag Merki; Falk Radisch; Nina Jude; Stefan Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz – School Leadership & Management, 2024
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to continuously adapt to new pandemic-related regulations and challenges, including the ad hoc transition to remote learning. According to theories on school improvement and professionalisation, sharing knowledge and experiences with digital learning is helpful when dealing with related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Distance Education, Instructional Improvement
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Lise Vikan Sandvik; Stine Aarønes Angvik; Alex Strømme; Bodil Svendsen; Kari Smith; Oda Aasmundstad Sommervold – School Leadership & Management, 2024
This study explores school leaders' and teachers' experiences of leadership in assessment during the Covid-19 lockdowns. A total of 148 school leaders and 582 teachers participated in a survey, and 15 school leaders from four schools also participated in focus group interviews. In Norway, the pandemic led to closed schools for long periods, from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Distance Education, Instructional Leadership
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Watts, Jodie L. – School Leadership & Management, 2023
This review provides a synthesis of research from the past decade on beginning principals and the professional supports they access to cope with role-related demands. The synthesis is based on empirical research studies conducted from the perspectives of beginning principals and contributes to the knowledge base on principal wellbeing and…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Coping, Well Being, Persistence
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McLure, Felicity I.; Aldridge, Jill M. – School Leadership & Management, 2023
This systematic literature review analysed research related to education reform published between 2000 and 2020. Empirical evidence from 249 studies identified factors hindering or facilitating the long-term success of reform implementation. Eight overarching, actionable themes were found to influence success. Six themes describe requirements at…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainability, Program Implementation, Success
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Haglund, Björn; Glaés-Coutts, Lena – School Leadership & Management, 2023
Principals in Sweden face leadership challenges as pedagogical leaders of School-age educare Centers (SAECs). This study examines how principals identify both professional development needs as well as challenges they face in supporting the SAEC teachers. The empirical data is based on reflections from 29 principals and vice-principals from four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Barriers, Leadership Responsibility
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Fernández, Beatriz Barrero; León Guerrero, María José; Fernández-Martín, Francisco D.; Arco Tirado, José Luís; Arrebola, Rubén Moreno – School Leadership & Management, 2023
The aim of this study is to describe the actions carried out by school management to promote inclusion and the learning of all students, from the perspective of teaching staff (members of management teams and teachers), and to find out whether these initiatives are determined by the school environment, the educational stages taught, and the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Teamwork, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Beckmann, Laura; Klein, Esther Dominique – School Leadership & Management, 2023
Building and sustaining capacity for organisational learning appears to be a prerequisite for organisational resilience. For schools, organisational learning in crisis situations, such as COVID-19, requires that they have certain learning capacities. Using quasi-longitudinal data, the paper analyses how schools' leadership capacity (as perceived…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Instructional Leadership, Capacity Building, COVID-19
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Walls, Jeff; Louis, Karen Seashore – School Leadership & Management, 2023
This study explores school district leaders' strategies for managing the intersecting challenges of ambiguity, befuddlement, and contestation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on interview data from district leaders in the United States, the analysis is framed in existing research regarding how public administrators navigate competing…
Descriptors: School Districts, Leaders, Values, COVID-19
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Murphy, Gavin; Devine, Dympna – School Leadership & Management, 2023
The "Children's School Lives" (CSL) study provides a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from school principals as part of a large national study about their sensemaking as they led in a time of crisis and change in terms of teaching and learning. Major interconnected findings include: (1) the centrality of relationships and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, COVID-19
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Striepe, Michelle; Thompson, Pauline; Robertson, Sylvia; Devi, Mohini; Gurr, David; Longmuir, Fiona; Taylor, Adam; Cunningham, Christine – School Leadership & Management, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to education and highlighted the importance of effective leadership during times of crisis. This paper considers the impact of the pandemic on school leaders in Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. A secondary analysis of data from five interpretivist, qualitative studies was conducted. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Bantwini, Bongani D.; Moorosi, Pontso – School Leadership & Management, 2023
In this article, we examine the tension between external educational accountability demands and other [political] forces of interest and possible ways to ensure that schools can still succeed in performing their daily duties and achieving educational goals. We draw from interviews undertaken with school principals in South Africa. Our analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
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Lipscombe, Kylie; Buckley-Walker, Kellie; Tindall-Ford, Sharon – School Leadership & Management, 2023
There is an increased focus on schools and school systems to develop teaching teams to improve school teaching and learning practices. As such, effectual school leadership has become synonymous with creating the conditions for teachers to work collaboratively to improve school teaching and learning. Middle leaders, teachers who are formally…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Team Teaching, Instructional Leadership
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Bailey, Lucy; Gibson, Mark T. – School Leadership & Management, 2023
Although various aspects of school leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic have been addressed in the emerging literature, there is a dearth of studies focusing on the effects of the major assessment changes that took place during this period. This article reports on a study of three case-study schools in England, analysing leaders' experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, COVID-19, Pandemics
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