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García Torres, Darlene – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Singapore is a country with low teacher attrition rates and high performance on international assessments (TIMSS 2011/2015 and PISA 2012/2015). Consequently, its education system is often considered as a model for other nations. The purpose of this paper is to extend research on teacher job satisfaction in Singapore and provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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Nguyen, Dong Thanh; Ng, David; Yap, Pui San – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the instructional leadership practices and structure in Singapore primary schools. Design/methodology/approach: The study employs a qualitative approach. Data were collected from interviews of 30 Singapore primary school principals and 25 working-day observations of five principals. A grounded…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrative Organization, Indigenous Knowledge
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Wang, Loke Heng; Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the characteristics and practices of principals in four successful Singapore primary schools. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple perspective case studies were used which included semi-structured interviews with the principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and school board…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Effectiveness, Case Studies, Success
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Ng, David Foo Seong; Nguyen, Dong Thanh; Wong, Benjamin Koon Siak; Choy, William Kim Weng – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a review of empirical studies on principal leadership in Singapore. It seeks to provide a general picture of Singapore principals' leadership qualities, styles, and roles. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic review of empirical studies, using a "bounded" approach with a focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles
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Dimmock, Clive; Tan, Cheng Yong – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: While Singapore's outstanding educational achievements are well known worldwide, there is a disproportionate paucity of literature on school leadership practices that contribute to and support pedagogical initiatives that--along with socio-cultural factors--are normally considered responsible for its educational success. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Success, Academic Achievement
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Kelly, Khim Ong; Ang, Shi Yun Angela; Chong, Wei Ling; Hu, Wei Sheng – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the attributes of the performance appraisal system used for primary school teachers in Singapore, and how those attributes affect satisfaction with the appraisal system, stress experienced with the appraisal system, attitudes towards performance bonus, job satisfaction and motivation, and perceived…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Boon, Suan Loy Zoe – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
In Singapore, 24 selected vice-principals were paired with experienced principals for eight weeks of intensive mentoring. On a Likert scale, the matched pairs were asked to indicate perceptions about their own and their partner's personal qualities, behaviors, and benefits from the relationship. Findings suggest that mentors' behaviors and…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Foreign Countries, Individual Characteristics, Mentors
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Walker, Allan D.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Presents some observations from both mentors and proteges involved in a formal mentoring program at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Data showed that the mentor/protege relationship is best initiated in an informal environment, thrives on clearly communicated expectations, moves through developmental and interpersonal stages, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wong, Ruth Y. L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Teacher morale in Singapore is explored by means of a questionnaire administered to 415 teachers in 10 secondary schools, and, 4 months later, to 305 teachers in 6 other secondary schools. Analysis suggests that items cluster around three factors: (1) leadership synergy; (2) cohesive pride; and (3) personal challenge. (10 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education