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Wilkinson, Jane; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Kemmis, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Catholic district offices support school leaders' instructional leadership practices at times of major reform. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs the theory of practice architectures as a lens through which to examine local site-based responses to system-wide reforms in two…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Catholic Schools
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Provost, Steven; Madden, Jake – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: This paper argues that in a well-organised school with strong leadership and vision coupled with a concerted effort to improve the teaching performance of each teacher, student achievement can be enhanced. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while macro-effect sizes such as "whole of school" metrics are useful for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Data Interpretation
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Lambert, Phil; Marks, Warren; Elliott, Virginia; Johnston-Anderson, Natalie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the existence and perceived influence of "generational collide" for teachers and leaders across three generations--Baby Boomers, Generation X (Gen X) and Generation Y (Gen Y). The study sought to further determine if a teacher's generation, gender, school level or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Administrative Change, Gender Differences
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Krishnan, Aparna; Barnett, Kerry; McCormick, John; Newcombe, Geoffrey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate independent school Boards as teams using a social cognitive perspective. Specifically, the study investigated Board processes and the nature of relationships between Board member self-efficacy, Board collective efficacy and performance of independent school Boards in New South Wales, Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Investigations, Private Schools
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Ehrich, Lisa C.; Harris, Jessica; Klenowski, Val; Smeed, Judy; Spina, Nerida – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The central argument in this paper is that ethical school leadership is imperative in a context of increasing performance-driven accountability. The purpose of this paper is to focus on school principals' perceptions of how they understand ethical leadership and how they lead the ethical use of data. Design/Methodology/Approach: This…
Descriptors: Ethics, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Accountability
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Bloxham, Ray; Ehrich, Lisa C.; Iyer, Radha – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: Education reform aimed at achieving improved student learning is a demanding challenge for leaders and managers at all levels of education across the globe. In 2010, the position of Assistant Regional Directors, School Performance (ARD-SP), was established to positively impact upon student learning across public schools in Queensland,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Qualitative Research
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to bring together for the first time three studies of middle-level leaders in secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. The studies span more than a decade and allow consideration of the progress in developing middle-level leadership roles. Design/methodology/approach: All studies followed a consistent approach…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Ylimaki, Rose; Jacobson, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to utilize successful leadership practices drawn from seven nations to improve leadership preparation. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a case study approach to gain a contextualized understanding of successful leadership across seven nations. Data sources primarily featured interviews with principals,…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Culture
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Bezzina, Michael – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: This study aims to explore the dynamics by which exposure to a moral rationale is given expression in schools, and how this is perceived as impacting on teaching, leadership practice and student outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 11 Australian schools were part of a project in which they were supported in applying a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, College School Cooperation
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the legacies of the "Journal of Educational Administration" ("JEA") since its foundation in 1963 to the present (2011) and to illuminate the main contributions of the Journal to the academic field of educational administration (EA) worldwide. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Scholarship, Faculty Publishing
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Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the key individuals, associations and significant events contributing to the establishment and first 50 years of successful publication of the "Journal of Educational Administration". Design/methodology/approach: This paper is historical in design. Information relevant to its 50 years of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Organizations (Groups), Periodicals
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Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of what the author believes to be his major contributions to the field of Educational Administration. Design/methodology/approach: The approach taken is a personal review and reflection based on research. For purposes of structuring the article three themes have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Organizational Development, Scholarship
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Evers, Colin W.; Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical reflection on ideas that have been published in the "Journal of Educational Administration" over the last 50 years that present perspectives on the nature of educational administration and its various aspects, that are alternatives to the mainstream systems-scientific view of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Epistemology, Content Analysis, Intellectual History
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Eacott, Scott – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the role of an under-graduate educational leadership in introducing students to the complexity of school leadership practice. Design/methodology/approach: Theoretically informed by Bourdieuian social theory and drawing on a questionnaire with a cohort of students, the paper evaluates a course in relation to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Social Theories
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