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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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Donnelly, Caitlin; McAuley, Clare; Lundy, Laura – School Leadership & Management, 2021
International human rights instruments provide a legal basis for an agreed set of human values globally. These 'values' are expected to underpin the purposes and content of education. This paper aims to explore how compliance with human rights instruments and values is balanced by educational leaders in Northern Ireland where diverse…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Administration, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article draws upon the educational leadership knowledge base to explore central concepts, questions, and issues of relevance to the contemporary policy context in Wales. The article is not a review of the leadership literature, but rather it explores the empirical evidence to address three key questions that are critical to school and system…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
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Ozga, Jenny – School Leadership & Management, 2021
The growth of influence of transnational organisations in education and other policy fields is well documented. Current research indicates the de-centring of nation-state power, the rise of multi-national agencies and the growth of influence of transnational experts. Research in the critical policy studies (CPS) tradition seeks to problematise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Government (Administrative Body), International Organizations
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Glatter, Ron – School Leadership & Management, 2021
The education system in England, along with the leadership and management of its schools, has changed dramatically over the past fifteen years, heavily influenced by key features of the private school sector. However, in this article, it is argued that the strong policy focus on autonomy and diversity was in fact an accentuation of the historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Privatization, Commercialization
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Gallagher, Tony – School Leadership & Management, 2021
The Good Friday Agreement (1997) brought political violence in Northern Ireland to an end and provided the basis for shared government. A consociational political structure was adopted which institutionalised community differences while encouraging coalition government. The goal was that a requirement for consensus decisions would encourage…
Descriptors: Governance, Instructional Leadership, Violence, Political Attitudes
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Tay, H. Y.; Tan, K. H. K.; Deneen, C. C.; Leong, W. S.; Fulmer, Gavin W.; Brown, Gavin T. L. – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Assessment leadership has often been associated with school leaders (SL), comprising principals and vice-principals. This study aimed to examine the under-researched assessment leadership role of Middle Leaders (ML) instead. Data was drawn from a larger, mixed-methods project that involved a self-report questionnaire administered to principals,…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Windlinger, Regula; Warwas, Julia; Hostettler, Ueli – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Although research generally attests to the beneficial role of transformational leadership (TL) for school effectiveness, little empirical work has distinguished individual- from group-focused dimensions of TL and analysed their relationships with target variables at the individual and group level of followers simultaneously. Using a dual effects…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Administrator Behavior
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Harris, Alma; Hopkins, David – School Leadership & Management, 2020
In 2008, the authors published an article in this journal entitled "Seven Strong Claims about Successful School Leadership" (Leithwood, Harris, and Hopkins 2008). The article was based on a major literature review that was summarised in a paper published by the National College for School Leadership in England. Both the National College…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Learning, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Leadership
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Reid, David B. – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Beginning in 2009, the United States (US) federal government spearheaded a nationwide teacher evaluation reform effort, encouraging states to change their process of evaluating teachers. School principals, the primary evaluators of teacher performance, act as middle leaders in the sense they must attempt to balance messages from federal, state,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Gümüs, Sedat; Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Emine; Hallinger, Philip – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Over the past two decades, there have been significant efforts to investigate knowledge production in the field of educational leadership and management (EDLM) in non-Western contexts. Consistent with this effort, the present paper aims to identify the contribution of Turkish scholars to the international EDLM literature. More specifically, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Bibliometrics, Periodicals
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Rincon-Gallardo, Santiago – School Leadership & Management, 2020
This paper elaborates three leadership roles to turn school networks into vehicles for powerful learning and democracy. These leadership roles were identified through a review of four school networks, three in the Global South and one in the English-speaking world. The networks were selected for the availability of case studies about their…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Networks, Instructional Improvement, Educational Improvement
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