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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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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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Kwan, Paula – School Leadership & Management, 2019
New vice-principals (VPs) inevitably experience high levels of uncertainty when assuming the position, and undergo a process of socialisation, involving engaging with both professional and relational sources of support in schools, to adjust to their changing role. Drawing on socialisation theories, this exploratory study proposes that novice VPs…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Beginning Principals, Socialization, Foreign Countries
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Reid, David B. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This exploratory multi-case study investigates the types of teacher performance data principals consider and collect when evaluating teachers. Data come from public school principals (N = 10) in the U.S. state of Michigan and includes: interviews (n = 30), observations (n = 20), and artifacts collected in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, specific…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, School Effectiveness
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Lockton, Marie – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Although the benefits of teacher collaboration have been touted, school administrators often struggle to foster productive collaboration at their sites. This study takes a deep dive into teachers' interactions to understand how administrators' efforts to engineer collaboration play out in teachers' relationships. Analysis of qualitative interview…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, School Culture, Social Networks
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Shaked, Haim – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The instructional leadership approach expects school leaders to give top priority to ongoing improvement of teaching quality and academic outcomes. Researchers have found that despite the top-down pressures to assume an instructional leadership role, school principals demonstrate limited direct involvement in such leadership. The current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role
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James, Chris; Fitzgerald, Sarah; Fellows, Tom; Goodall, Janet; Batlle, Ioannis Costas; Jones, Jeff – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Appointing a headteacher in England is important but under-researched, hence the study reported here. We interviewed and surveyed chairs of governing boards that had recently undertaken the appointment process. Governing bodies follow broadly similar recruitment and selection processes, which have a number of problematic aspects: the unique nature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Personnel Selection
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