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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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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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Foreman, Leesa M.; Maranto, Robert – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Reflecting post-bureaucratic organisation theory, education reformers intended charter schools to empower school-level leaders, most typically principals, with autonomy to pursue clear, student-centred missions. Yet little research explores whether charter school principals have more power than traditional public school counterparts. We summarise…
Descriptors: Principals, Charter Schools, Institutional Mission, Interviews
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Gerlach, Rebecca; Gockel, Christine – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Psychological safety is the shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. Critical team events such as conflict and faultlines (hypothetical lines that split a team into subgroups) should impact psychological safety. Previous research has shown the benefits of task conflict on team outcomes under certain conditions and the…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Risk
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Aldridge, Jill; Fraser, Barry – School Leadership & Management, 2018
The current push for principals' to be accountable for student outcomes has led to a renewed interest in the role of leadership in instructional improvement. This article describes the development and validation of a survey that focused on organisational management features that are likely to bring about improvement in instruction. The development…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Organizational Climate, Educational Environment, Instructional Improvement
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Graves, Susan; Moore, Alexis – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Improving performance is a high stakes undertaking for schools who are operating within highly prescriptive testing and inspection regimes and a dynamic policy environment requiring Senior Leaders to be innovative and well-informed regarding best practice both nationally and internationally. In this context there can be a tendency to fall back on…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary Secondary Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Lee, Theodore; Cheng, Yin Cheong; Ko, James – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Curriculum reform with a school-based approach is often assumed to offer schools and teachers autonomy at the site level, thus enabling them to develop a school-based curriculum and pedagogies to better fit the needs of students. Over the past decade, school-based curriculum development in Hong Kong has encountered issues that deserve worldwide…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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