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Li, Lijuan; Hallinger, Philip; Ko, James – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: Over the past decade, studies of school leadership effects have increasingly aimed at identifying and validating the paths through which principal leadership impacts key teaching and learning processes in schools. A recent meta-analysis by Robinson and colleagues identified principal practices that shape teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Cheng, Yin Cheong; Ko, James; Lee, Theodore Tai Hoi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for reconceptualising research on school autonomy to redress the limitations of traditional research, strengthen the conceptual links between school autonomy and learning outcomes and offer a range of new strategies for studying the interplay of school autonomy, leadership and learning.…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Leadership, Learning, Educational Research
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Ko, James; Cheng, Yin Cheong; Lee, Theodore Tai Hoi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to trace the development of school autonomy and accountability and related multiple changes and impacts in key areas of school education in Hong Kong since implementing school-based management (SBM) from 1990s. Design/methodology/approach: To explore the evolution and the uniqueness of autonomy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Sammons, Pam; Gu, Qing; Day, Christopher; Ko, James – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to explore the impact of school leadership, particularly that of the principal (head teacher), on school improvement in England. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopts a mixed-methods (MM), longitudinal design to investigate the leadership of a sample of academically effective and improving schools identified from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Effective Schools Research