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Dimmock, Clive; Tan, Cheng Yong – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: While Singapore's outstanding educational achievements are well known worldwide, there is a disproportionate paucity of literature on school leadership practices that contribute to and support pedagogical initiatives that--along with socio-cultural factors--are normally considered responsible for its educational success. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Success, Academic Achievement
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Weindling, Dick; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to identify the main challenges faced by headteachers after taking up their first headship in the UK. It also compares how these challenges have changed over time. Other purposes include the setting of the initial phase of headship within a whole career model and how heads become socialised into the role.…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Career Development, Models, Public Policy
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Dimmock, Clive; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Advocates a stronger comparative emphasis in the study of educational administration and management while acknowledging comparative educational administration's weak knowledge base. Clarifies the potential import of a comparative, cross-cultural perspective embracing five societal/cultural dimensions: individualism versus collectivism, power…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dimmock, Clive; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Outlines three 1990s reforms in Hong Kong affecting curriculum and management: the School Management Initiative, the target-oriented curriculum, and an education commission report on quality education. Reviews reforms' effects and discusses the need to reorient the current school-based management system and recognize Hong Kong's societal culture.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Chronicles perceived dilemmas of 20 Australian principals whose work lives were preoccupied with school restructuring. Findings suggest two main types of dilemmas: general, personal/professional "states of mind" and specific, practical organizational dilemmas. Research is needed on devising management solutions and improving leadership…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research
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Wildy, Helen; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Investigates teachers' and principals' perceptions of instructional leadership in a sample of Western Australian government primary and secondary schools, using the Instructional Leadership Questionnaire. Instructional leadership was viewed as a shared responsibility; teachers felt principals were less involved than principals felt they were.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries