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Sinnema, Claire; Ludlow, Larry; Robinson, Viviane – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purposes of this paper are, first, to establish the psychometric properties of the ELP tool, and, second, to test, using a Rasch item response theory analysis, the hypothesized progression of challenge presented by the items included in the tool. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: Data were collected at two time points through a survey of…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Item Response Theory, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Chai, Constance – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Self Assessment of Leadership of Teaching and Learning (SALTAL) inventory, in conditions of repeated administration. Design/methodology/approach: In 2006 and 2007, nearly all of New Zealand's newly-appointed school principals participated in an 18 month induction…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Principals, Psychometrics
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Giles, David L.; Smith, Richard J. M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: This article aims to discuss the conceptualisation process of developing a new one-year taught-master's programme in educational leadership at an Aotearoa/New Zealand university. Design/methodology/approach: The perspective taken is a highly personalised one from the two lead "drivers" of the programme and outlines the two-year…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Masters Degrees, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Bendikson, Linda; Hattie, John; Robinson, Viviane – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: One of the features of the New Zealand secondary schools system is that achievement closely reflects the taught curriculum. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) directly assesses student achievement on the secondary school curriculum through a combination of criterion-based internal and external assessments. The…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The New Zealand Ministry of Education has constructed a wide-ranging "Professional Development Plan" providing a four-stage national pathway for progression to principalship; the first stage has been the conduction of the National Aspiring Principals Pilot (NAPP) programme in five regional locations. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Delivery Systems
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Dinham, Stephen; Crowther, Frank – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to serve as an introduction to and overview of this special issue of the "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Building organisational capacity in school education". The co-editors have solicited contributions from authors in Wales, Australia, Canada, the USA, England, Hong Kong and New…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Leadership
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Robinson, Viviane M. J.; McNaughton, Stuart; Timperley, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate two recent examples of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's approach to reducing the persistent disparities in achievement between students of different social and ethnic groups. The first example is cluster-based school improvement, and the second is the development of national standards for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cluster Grouping, National Standards, Academic Achievement
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McNae, Rachel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: Young women's leadership is an area frequently overlooked in educational leadership development. This paper aims to bring young women's voices into educational leadership conversations and illustrate an alternative approach to young women's leadership development. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative action research study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Urban Education
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Cardno, Carol; Reynolds, Bronwyn – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine dilemmas encountered by kindergarten head teachers with the further aim of developing their capability to recognise and resolve "leadership dilemmas". Design/methodology/approach: Action research was used to conduct a three-phase study involving 16 kindergarten head teachers and six system…
Descriptors: Intervention, Action Research, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
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Kana, Pare; Aitken, Viv – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: This purpose of this paper is to describe a collaborative project from the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand, in which the authors used process drama to engage final year teaching students with complex issues of cultural diversity, enabling them to "grow into" different kinds of leadership positions in an imagined…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Teachers, Attitude Change, Cultural Pluralism
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Walker, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: This paper aims to report on the findings of a study into staff perceptions of service climate in New Zealand English language centres (ELCs) offering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses. Design/methodology/approach: A 71-item questionnaire based on a Likert scale was used to survey non-management teaching and…
Descriptors: Private Education, Private Sector, Likert Scales, Academic Libraries
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Cardno, Carol; Fitzgerald, Tanya – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: During the 2000-2004 period, one New Zealand tertiary institution provided a management development programme for experienced secondary school principals. Aims to determine the extent to which the learning had been sustained beyond the formal programme. Design/methodology/approach: A postal questionnaire was administered to 80…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Principals
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Robinson, Viviane; Ward, Lorrae – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This study investigated the conceptions of governance that informed the practices of school trustees, and considered the extent to which those conceptions matched the policy imperatives that shaped New Zealand's school governance framework. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 32 participants in the…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Board of Education Role
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Dempster, Neil – Journal of Educational Administration, 2000
Examines site-based management's effects on schools, using a Canadian framework and drawing on research from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. As branches carrying the "corporate line," schools still lack local decision-making flexibility. Principals' workload is more demanding, and student learning outcomes have not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Strachan, Jane – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Uses a qualitative, feminist, case-study methodology to research the feminist leadership of three women secondary principals in New Zealand. Being student-focused was central to feminist educational leaders' practice within a neoliberal context demanding increased financial, accountability, and marketing responsibilities. They prevailed by working…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Case Studies, Context Effect, Faculty Workload
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