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Hooge, Edith H.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; van Look, Karin C. J.; Janssen, Selma K.; Sleegers, Peter J. C. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Although it is assumed that school district governance by districts leaders can impact schools' capacity to improvement and educational quality, there is little systematic evidence to support this claim. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how governance goals and interventions affect school districts' social capital.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Superintendents, School Districts, Social Capital
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of psychological factors that influence inquiry-based leadership. This study investigates how affective attitude, experienced social pressure, and self-efficacy relate to aspects of inquiry-based school leadership. A school leader's inquiry habit of mind, data literacy, and the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Affective Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Sleegers, Peter J. C. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: While in everyday practice, school leaders are often involved in social relationships with a variety of stakeholders both within and outside their own schools, studies on school leaders' networks often focus either on networks within or outside schools. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which principals occupy…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Transformational Leadership
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de Vries, Siebrich; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: Teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) should improve teacher quality and teaching practices, though teachers vary in the extent to which they participate in CPD activities. Because beliefs influence working and learning, and teachers' beliefs about learning and teaching influence their instructional decisions, this study…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Structural Equation Models
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Brouwer, Patricia; Brekelmans, Mieke; Nieuwenhuis, Loek; Simons, Robert-Jan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The first aim of this study is to explore to what extent communities of practice occur in the school workplace. The second aim is to explore the relation between communities of practice and diversity in composition of teacher teams. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative as well as qualitative data were gathered from seven teacher…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Learning Activities, Observation, Work Environment
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Wildy, Helen; Forster, Pat; Louden, William; Wallace, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
School principals have difficulty embracing the competing demands of school restructuring. These demands include being accountable for the outcomes of other decision-making groups within, or external to, the school community; having strong views while making decisions collaboratively; and using group processes without wasting the time, commitment,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Foreign Countries, Principals, Goodness of Fit
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Geijsel, Femke; Sleegers, Peter; van den Berg, Rudolf – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Examines the nature of transformational leadership and its relation to teachers' changed practices within the context of two Dutch large-scale innovations. Results revealed three dimensions of transformational leadership (vision, individual consideration, and intellectual stimulation) and their significant effects on teachers' concerns, learning…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research