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Bailey, Scott; Gautam, Chetanath – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
A new breed of leader is needed for American public schools, one who can both promote the public good and meet modern accountability demands. Often referred to as a scholar-practitioner, this type of leader blends theory with practice, philosophizing practice while practicing a philosophy. Such blending in a person is not simple, however, because…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leaders, Theory Practice Relationship, Philosophy
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Michelle Striepe; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Over the past two decades faith-based schools have expanded in number, grown in diversity, and become an important part of education systems worldwide. As a result, a rich research agenda in the field has emerged. One aspect of this agenda relates to school leadership. What is particularly neglected is research on the impact of leadership theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies
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Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, School Size, Instructional Leadership
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W.; Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
In this qualitative study, Brown's (2004) tripartite theoretical framework on leadership preparation was used to explore the role programmatic elements played in development as social justice leaders within an educational leadership preparation program located in the United States. Findings from focus groups with twelve former graduate students…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Focus Groups
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Portin, Bradley – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This article examines the current context, challenges, and issues for school leaders and their development in the United States. Current debates about who should lead, what capacities they should have, and how they are best prepared to lead are reviewed. Using several recent studies of the principalship and learning-centered leadership, the author…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Walker, Allan; Quong, Terrence – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In this article we challenge the widespread advocacy for leadership learning to be tied to decontexualised lists of "best practice," especially at an international level. After reviewing some of the reasons for why such lists may do little to promote the improvement of leadership practice we suggest that energy could be more usefully…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Instructional Leadership, Advocacy, Resilience (Psychology)
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Dimmock, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
For too long, leadership has been researched and written about without taking account of context and societal culture. This article takes as its context under researched multi-ethnic urban schools, and looks at leadership--specifically five successful head teacher case studies--of these schools. The research project that it reports was carried out…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
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Newman, Mairette – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
The view that values play a crucial role in how principals conceptualise and interpret school leadership is not new. However, very little of the research underpinning this view has been conducted in developing countries. Drawing on qualitative case study research into how principals in Jamaica conceptualise school leadership, this paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Principals
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MacBeath, John; Frost, David; Swaffield, Sue – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This article examines issues arising in the design and conduct of a research project spanning seven countries and five national languages. With a shared focus on leadership for learning among the participating twenty four schools and eight university sites, the challenge was to find a common methodology that would allow comparison across cultures…
Descriptors: International Studies, Cultural Differences, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis