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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Yan Ni – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Empirical research on leadership for social justice is in progress in many parts of the world. The purpose of this paper is to explore principals' school-leadership journeys in response to social-justice issues caused by specific contextual changes at times of uncertainty. It seeks to answer the following key questions: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Social Justice, Leadership
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Lee, Daphnee Hui Lin; Chiu, Chi Shing – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how principals' leadership approaches to teacher professional development arise from school banding and may impact upon teacher professional capital and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: The case study is situated within the context of school-based management, comprising reflective…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, School Based Management
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Szeto, Elson; Lee, Theodore Tai Hoi; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a research synthesis of substantive findings drawn from studies of educational leadership and management in Hong Kong between 1995 and 2014. The goal of the research synthesis was to identify and elaborate on key trends identified by scholars who studied educational leadership in Hong Kong over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership, Literature Reviews
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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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Kwan, Paula – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine first the job responsibilities undertaken by vice-principals and second to investigate the respective contribution of each job responsibility in preparing them for the principalship. Because new principals are drawn predominantly from the ranks of vice-principals in Hong Kong, it is important to…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Foreign Countries, Methods, Principals
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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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Pang, Nicholas S. K. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Surveying a sample of 101 teachers from 14 Hong Kong secondary schools, a 1994 study examined the relationship of school organizational values and teachers' feelings. A LISREL computer program analyzed data from two questionnaires. Cultural linkage in schools seems to promote teachers' feelings of commitment, job satisfaction, and community.…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Community, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction
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Cheng, Yin Cheong – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Investigates the relationship between principal leadership style and organizational process in secondary schools and identifies effective leadership styles, based on a survey involving 64 secondary schools and 672 teachers in Hong Kong. Results indicate a strong relationship of leadership to organizational process. (37 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Effectiveness
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Chui, Hong Sheung; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Describes a study investigating the relationship between Hong Kong principals' vision and leadership behavior in 48 secondary schools, half of which participated in a school-based management pilot scheme. Statistically analyzed results suggest that five leadership behavior dimensions were significantly related to principals' vision for both types…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Examines Hong Kong secondary schools' organizational values, using the School Values Inventory. Uses LISREL modeling techniques with a sample of 554 teachers to develop a four-factor model of organizational values. Binding forces such as bureaucratic and cultural linkages and tight and loose couplings provide insights for understanding school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linking Agents, Organizational Theories, School Administration
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Shum, Lai Ching; Cheng, Yin Cheong – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
Investigates the relationship between perceptions of women principals' leadership (regarding sex-role orientation and leadership functions) and teachers' work attitudes (regarding sense of efficacy, community, and professional interest) in a sample of teachers supervised by women principals in Hong Kong secondary schools. Findings do show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Predictor Variables, Principals