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Aas, Marit; Paulsen, Jan Merok – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: A number of empirical studies and evaluations in Norway and Sweden shows variabilities in the degree to which the municipalities succeed in their endeavors to support school principals' instructional leadership practices. In response to this situation, the Norwegian and Swedish directorates of education have developed a joint…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Gunnulfsen, Ann Elisabeth; Roe, Astrid – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine teachers' reported experiences, practices, and attitudes on the use of national test results in a low-stakes accountability context. Whether the stakes are high or low, teachers and school leaders have different experiences, knowledge, and beliefs concerning how to use national test results to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Test Results, Educational Policy
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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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Elstad, Eyvind; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Turmo, Are – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: Organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) involves discretionary behaviour advantageous to the organisation that goes beyond existing role expectations. The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between the strength of accountability and teachers' OCB within three different management systems in which teachers are working: a…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Citizenship, Structural Equation Models, Governance
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Norberg, Katarina; Johansson, Olof – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: Schooling is a significant tool for fostering future generations, which, in turn, implies that the curriculum is an ethical document. It mirrors the society's notion of what is valuable, useful and necessary from a societal and individual perspective. The purpose of this paper is to address the Scandinavian curricula's ethical framework,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Curriculum, Politics of Education
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Moller, Jorunn; Vedoy, Gunn; Presthus, Anne Marie; Skedsmo, Guri – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore whether and how success has been sustained over time in schools which were identified as being successful five years ago. Design/methodology/approach: Three schools were selected for a revisit, and the sample included two combined schools (grade 1-10) and one upper secondary school (grade 11-13). In…
Descriptors: Principals, Success, Administrator Effectiveness, Followup Studies
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Moos, Lejf; Johansson, Olof – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the findings of the follow-up studies of successful school principals in six countries: Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Data were categorized according to stakeholder expectations, the concept and practice of leadership, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Success
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Moller, Jorunn; Eggen, Astrid; Fuglestad, Otto L.; Langfeldt, Gjert; Presthus, Anne-Marie; Skrovset, Siw; Stjernstrom, Else; Vedoy, Gunn – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to identify what counts as successful school leadership within a Norwegian context. Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses multi-site case study methods as a methodological approach. In selecting cases the first strategy included schools appointed as "good practice schools" by the Ministry of Education and…
Descriptors: School Size, Norwegian, Instructional Leadership, Principals