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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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Brown, Chris; Flood, Jane – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Increasingly, policymakers, school and school system leaders are turning to Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) as a means to achieve bottom-up educational improvement at scale (Brown and Poortman, 2018). Likening the leadership challenges of establishing PLNs to conquering a labyrinth, this paper draws on extant literature to explore one key…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Networks, Educational Improvement, Communities of Practice
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Pino-Yancovic, Mauricio; Ahumada, Luis – School Leadership & Management, 2020
A challenge to support school networks in Chile is the competitive culture promoted by market-oriented educational policies that have harmed school leaders' capacities to work and learn together. This is an empirical research about a Collaborative Inquiry Networks (CIN) strategy to support the development of networked leadership capacities of…
Descriptors: Networks, Competition, Institutional Cooperation, Teacher Leadership
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Azorín, Cecilia; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Leadership is an essential contributor to effective professional networking within education. In the pursuit of school and system improvement, leaders at all levels are being challenged to collaborate and network in order to secure the best positive outcomes for students. Professional learning networks are one of the main developments in many…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Social Networks, Professional Development, Educational Cooperation
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J. – School Leadership & Management, 2020
This work attempts to examine instructional leadership from a peer influence perspective within a districtwide network of educational leaders. This approach to instructional leadership supplements a conventional understanding of technical core of professional collaboration. We argue from a social network perspective that individual perception is…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Common Core State Standards, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change
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Longás Mayayo, Jordi; Riera Romaní, Jordi; de Querol Duran, Roser – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Within the framework of the CaixaProinfancia programme, networks have been developed in 18 regions of Spain which promote intersectoral cooperation to combat the social and educational exclusion of children. Their emerging nature and simultaneous development have enabled a comparative study to be made of their organisation, the supporting and…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Program Descriptions, Governance, Networks
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Herrera-Pastor, David; Juárez, Jesús; Ruiz-Román, Cristóbal – School Leadership & Management, 2020
This article analyses the collaborative leadership of a network-based approach that seeks to subvert the social inequality suffered by the residents of "Los Asperones" (Málaga, Spain), where approximately one thousand people live in extreme exclusion. The network is made up of various socio-educational associations, schools and social…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Leadership, Disproportionate Representation, Foreign Countries
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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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