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Weiner, Jennie Miles; Holder, Shannon – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Though research suggests identity construction and articulation of personal motivations regarding actions may be as, if not more, important to determine whether an individual may be successful in a school leadership role, collectively we know relatively little about aspiring principals' motivations for becoming school leaders. Utilizing a…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Principals, Disadvantaged Schools, School Administration
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Grunberg, Neil E.; Barry, Erin S.; Callahan, Charles W.; Kleber, Hannah G.; McManigle, John E.; Schoomaker, Eric B. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Conceptual frameworks for Leader and Leadership Education and Development guide the curriculum and assessment of students, faculty, and programs. This commentary defines leader and leadership and presents a leadership conceptual framework that includes four 'C' elements (FourCe) -- Character, Competence, Context, and Communication -- across four…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Models, Leaders, Leadership
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Chang, Ethan – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to address undertheorized notions of equity within technology leadership research and to offer alternative possibilities for equitable technology leadership practice. Drawing on advocacy and equity-oriented leadership studies, I investigate the leadership practices of one technology-based and people of color-led…
Descriptors: Technology, Leadership Styles, Advocacy, Minority Groups
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
School principals' decisions are made within the complex organizations called schools. This study explored how systems thinking is reflected in principals' perceptions about their decision-making processes. Based on a qualitative analysis of interviews and focus groups, principals' descriptions of their own effective decision-making reflected…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Administration, Principals, Decision Making
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James, Chris; Crawford, Megan; Oplatka, Izhar – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
In the last 20 years, various authors have drawn attention to the affective aspects of educational institutions, teaching and educational leadership. In this article, the authors intend to connect affects, actions, power and influence, thereby establishing the central place of affects in educational leadership theory and practice; and to develop…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Affective Behavior, Power Structure, Theory Practice Relationship
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Sin, Kenneth K. F. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Little research has explored the challenges of difference and difficulty to principal leadership in changing school contexts. This paper explores two Chinese principals' journeys to enact different leadership approaches to overcome these challenges during a time of massive education reform. Three specific questions are asked: What challenges do…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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BinBakr, Maha B.; Ahmed, Eman I. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Objective: The purpose of the present paper is to examine the role of gender as a potential determinant of high-involvement work processes (HIWP) and organizational commitment (OC) in higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia. The study further examines the relationship between the female faculty's involvement in work processes and…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Gender Differences, Work Environment, Higher Education
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Mullen, Carol A. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Certain global leadership forces -- competitiveness, tolerance, and creativity -- are so pervasive they can be illustrated on the part of any country. However, nations also have unique dynamics to consider within our interconnected world. This is the overarching issue being expressed in this essay wherein the author deconstructs Canada's official…
Descriptors: Creativity, Competition, Prosocial Behavior, Educational Change
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Miller, Paul – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
The recruitment of overseas trained teachers (OTTs) in England is a matter that has received as much attention inside the United Kingdom as outside. Education systems in small island and developing states, especially, were believed to have been placed 'at risk' following the departure of experienced and qualified teachers. Correspondingly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Teacher Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Overseas Employment
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Bocchio, María Cecilia; Grinberg, Silvia Mariela – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, New Public Management has been a part of Argentina's educational policies. Mainly, school-centered management and strategic planning are seen as imperative for establishing and sustaining schools' efficiency. Delegating commitment and responsibility to schools is the key of this managerial logic. Here, we will analyze the dynamics…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Principals, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Lopez Delgado, Manuel – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
In the last decade, a gradual negative perception of the compulsory Mexican education system started to emerge when internal and international evaluations of students' outcomes showed continuously low results that did not improve with immediate and mid-term remedial efforts. This added pressure by Mexican society to reform education, where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Compulsory Education
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Adewale, Adebayo Saheed; Ghavifekr, Simin – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Education is the cornerstone of national development. Higher education institutions are responsible for producing skilled manpower needed to attain sustainable economic, social and technological development. In order to make higher education institutions responsive and productive, effective leadership is needed. Leader's self-efficacy plays a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, College Faculty
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Tahir, Khazima – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
This is a narrative about my first year's principalship experience at a pre-service teachers' training college in Pakistan, a Muslim country with a patriarchal background. Here, I discuss challenges I faced upon assuming the principalship. Specifically, I focused on how I responded to these challenges. In my response to those challenges, I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Coping, Women Administrators
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Amghar, Abderrahim – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Public education in Morocco occupies the center stage of the development efforts spearheaded by the North African Kingdom. Yet, little, if any, improvement in the quality of education has been achieved over the last two decades. Public schools continue to suffer huge shortages in human and material resources despite several successive waves of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Schools, School Based Management
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Brooks, Melanie C.; Brooks, Jeffrey S. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
Culturally relevant school leaders help establish and nurture school cultures that support the academic and social success of all students. Yet, some school leaders are not culturally responsive and make uncritical or intentional decisions that disadvantage certain students. This has implications for students marginalized by the dominant culture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Religious Conflict, School Administration
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