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Stynes, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: There is a vast quantity of research into principalship, mainly concentrating on macro level theorising about concepts such as 'instructional' leadership, 'distributed' leadership and a myriad of other notions of the role. In contrast there is very little work done on the messy and demanding day to day and hour to hour work of school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Harrison, Kathy; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: This paper focuses on assessment in Irish education, which, despite best intentions, shepherds students through the process to an extent that the individual is prone to undervalue her/his ability to trust in the self as a rational, self-thinking individual. In Ireland's assessment system lies the paradox whereby from childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation