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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from studies of principal instructional leadership conducted in five East Asian societies. The authors first identify similarities and then differences in approaches to instructional leadership across the societies. Then the findings of the synthesis are compared with broad findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Global Approach
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Qian, Haiyan; Walker, Allan; Li, Xiaojun – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a preliminary model of instructional leadership in the Chinese educational context and explore the ways in which Chinese school principals locate their instructional-leadership practices in response to traditional expectations and the requirements of recent reforms. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Models, Principals
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan; Nguyen, Dao Thi Hong; Truong, Thang; Nguyen, Thi Thinh – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Worldwide interest in principal instructional leadership has led to global dissemination of related research findings despite their concentration in a limited set of western cultural contexts. An urgent challenge in educational leadership and management lies in expanding the range of national settings for investigations of instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan; Trung, Gian Tu – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review both international and domestic (i.e. Vietnamese language) journal articles and graduate theses and dissertations on educational leadership in Vietnam. The review addresses two specific goals: first, to describe and critically assess the nature of the formal knowledge base on principal leadership in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Journal Articles, Theses
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Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review English-language publications about school principalship in China published between 1998 and 2013 and to present an overview of the authorship, topics, methodologies and key findings of these publications. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology includes an exhaustive review of journal articles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Walker, Allan; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from five systematic reviews of research on principal leadership in East Asia contained in this special issue. The goal is to identify commonalities as well as differences concerning both approaches to research and the enactment of school leadership within this rapidly developing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership
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Lee, Moosung; Walker, Allan; Chui, Yuk Ling – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of different dimensions of instructional leadership on student learning in Hong Kong secondary schools, whose broader institutional contexts are critically characterized by high accountability policy environments. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilizes standardized test scores…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Interaction Process Analysis, Standardized Tests, Educational Change
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Walker, Allan; Kwan, Paula – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to report a study of the strategies members of principal selection panels use to select the best candidate for a principal position. Design/methodology/approach: The study draws on both qualitative and quantitative data. The quantitative analysis drawn on data collected from school supervisors and school…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Principals, Preferences, Personnel Selection
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Bain, Alan; Walker, Allan; Chan, Anissa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The paper aims to describe the application of theoretical principles derived from a study of self-organisation and complex systems theory and their application to school-based capacity building to support planned change. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs a case example in a Hong Kong School to illustrate the application of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Sustainability
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Walker, Allan; Haiyan, Qian; Shuangye, Chen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore what developing moral literacy for leaders in intercultural schools will mean. Design/methodology/approach: Relevant literature on moral literacy, leadership, intercultural schools and social learning is brought together and integrated to develop an understanding of the intricacies of leading for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Leadership, Moral Development, Multicultural Education
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: This article aims to instigate a focused dialogue of social justice in Hong Kong schools and of the responsibilities this holds for school leaders. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw on economic, psychological, and sociological research to illustrate how the unequal allocation of resources and school status hierarchies affects…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation
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Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to set the scene for this Special Issue on beginning principals and to inform one's understanding of how new principals manage their work lives to make a difference in their schools. Design/methodology/approach: Based on recent literature on beginning principals, the paper draws together and analyses issues encompassing…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, International Cooperation, Expectation, Recruitment
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Cheung, Robin Man-biu; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to one's understanding of how beginning principals in Hong Kong exercise leadership by exploring the concurrent influence of their inner worlds and the external contexts on their leadership within a reforming environment. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a study of the work lives of beginning principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Beginning Principals, Leadership Training
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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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