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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Cheah, Kenny Soon Lee; Devadason, Edward; Adams, Donnie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline the findings from a small-scale, exploratory, study of principals' instructional leadership practice in Malaysian primary schools. The dimensions and functions of instructional leadership, explicitly explored in this study, are those outlined in the Hallinger and Murphy's (1985) model.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Primary Education
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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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James, C. R.; Dunning, G.; Connolly, M.; Elliott, T. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop the notion of collaborative practice from theoretical and empirical bases. Design/methodology/approach: The research analysed the concepts of collaboration, reflective practice and the primary task. It also examined the ways of working of 18 primary schools in Wales where the level of student…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching
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Tubin, Dorit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the interaction between information communication technology (ICT) and the school's organizational structure, and propose an analytical model based both on Luhmann's system theory and empirical findings. Design/methodology/approach: The approach of building a theory from a case study research along…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Information Technology, Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Maslowski, R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a critical review of existing school culture inventories and to provide a bibliography of questionnaires that can be used for diagnosing school culture. Design/methodology/approach: A literature search was conducted to identify school culture questionnaires in international research indexes and educational…
Descriptors: School Culture, Cultural Traits, Educational Administration, Questionnaires