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Kafa, Antonios; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore a broader understanding of the role of Cypriot school principals' personal identities, through a values system perspective, when exercising their leadership. Design/methodology/approach: A multicase study methodology was followed with five school principals, representing five different leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Case Studies, Professional Identity, Leadership Styles
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Kouali, Georgia – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a piece of research concerning the practice of Cypriot school principals' instructional role and its effect on teachers' job satisfaction, and also to investigate whether higher levels of teachers' job satisfaction can be predicted when school principals deal with and accomplish their…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Nicolaidou Solomou, Galatia; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: Although school autonomy has been a matter of great interest during the last decades and several relevant measures have been implemented toward this end, the relation between school autonomy and school effectiveness has not been examined thoroughly. The purpose of this paper is to explore this relation and to propose an effective school…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, School Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Stress Variables
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Kouali, Georgia; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a piece of research concerning the time management of Cypriot primary school principals. Time management refers to the interrelation of five independent variables: the various tasks principals perform, their frequency, the degree of accomplishment of those tasks, the use of time…
Descriptors: Time Management, Elementary Schools, Principals, Questionnaires
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Pashiardis, Petros; Kafa, Antonios; Marmara, Christiana – International Journal of Educational Management, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into successful secondary school principals in Cyprus, focusing on identifying their actions and behaviours through the adoption of a systemic view of the quality of leadership in school organizations from multiple stakeholders (i.e. self, parents, students and teachers).…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Brauckmann, Stefan; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2010
Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to examine more closely the tension between, on the one hand, forms of internal school improvement based on internal evaluation measures and, on the other hand, control and legitimisation needs grounded on external evaluation measures. Design/methodology/approach: The clash of these forms of evaluation is…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Inspection, Educational Change
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Pashiardis, Georgia – International Journal of Educational Management, 2008
Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to explore and analyze secondary school students' (8th grade) perceptions about school climate in three areas, namely: the physical environment of the school, the social environment and the learning environment Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire, which was designed and pilot-tested around the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Grade 8
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Stylianides, Marios; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to investigate the future of education (pre-primary, primary and secondary education) in Cyprus until the year 2020. Design/methodology/approach: A three-round Delphi forecasting technique is used in order to make predictions about the future of schools and schooling in Cyprus based on the opinions of a…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Prediction, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Thody, Angela; Papanaoum, Zoi; Johansson, Olof; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2007
Purpose: This article seeks to centre on Cypriot, English, Greek and Swedish selection and training of principals. This was part of a 2001-2002 European Union (EU) funded study which created a distance learning CD ROM for principals. Design/methodology/approach: National education systems and principals' selection and training were analysed and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Focus Groups, Computer Peripherals, Foreign Countries
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Marcoulides, George A.; Heck, Ronald H.; Papanastasiou, Constantinos – International Journal of Educational Management, 2005
Purpose: This study examined the generalizability of a previously validated model concerning how student perceptions of school culture affect student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data were collected from 1,026 eighth-grade students in secondary schools on the island of Cyprus.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Culture, Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement
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Constanti, Panikkos; Gibbs, Paul – International Journal of Educational Management, 2004
Service organizations are encouraged to consider the manner in which employees perform at the customer/front-line employee interface, as a means to gain competitive advantage. The employee's behaviour requires "emotional labour" where the front-line employee (academic), has to either conceal or manage actual feelings for the benefit of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Consumer Economics, Delivery Systems, Interviews
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Tsiakkiros, Andreas; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2002
Explores to what extent the business practice of strategic planning can be applied to the educational system in Cyprus. Offers a strategic analysis and plan for the country's educational system. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning
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Varnavas, Andreas P.; Soteriou, Andreas C. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2002
Presents and discusses the approach used by the Higher Hotel Institute in Cyprus to incorporate total quality management through establishment of a customer-driven management culture in its hospitality education program. Discusses how it collects and uses service-quality related data from future employers, staff, and students in pursuing this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Hospitality Occupations
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Menon, Maria Eliophotou – International Journal of Educational Management, 2002
Compared views of pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers in Cyprus regarding the effectiveness of school leadership. Found that in-service teachers were significantly more positive than pre-service teachers in their assessment of school principals, considering their weaknesses to be mainly the result of educational system…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers