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Tamir, Eran; Yemini, Miri; Tucker, Khen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to map, characterize and conceptualize the press discourse of NGO-school interactions within public education in Israel and in England. Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on a corpus of articles published in key elite and popular daily newspapers in Israel and in England. The data were analyzed…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Interaction, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Brown, Chris; Zhang, Dell – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Whilst beneficial, the use of evidence to improve teaching and learning in schools is proving difficult to achieve in practice. The purpose of this paper is to shed new light on this issue by examining the applicability of a model of rational behaviour as relates to the notion of evidence-informed practice (EIP). Specifically, exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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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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Stoll, Louise – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the author's commentary on the special issue of "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Systemwide Reform: Examining Districts under Pressure". Design/methodology/approach: In framing her reflections, the author has looked across the five articles in the special issue,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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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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Hargreaves, David H. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: A recent development in England is the emergence, under various names, of groups of schools working together in a variety of collaborative ways. Such diversification enjoys broad political support. In this paper, the author aims to argue that the trend is potentially a radical transformation of the school system as a whole. The concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cluster Grouping, Partnerships in Education
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Fink, Dean – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: A crucial aspect of a school's capacity to promote and sustain change and improvement in student learning is the depth, breadth and endurance of both its formal and informal leadership. Shortages of willing leaders, however, have forced governments around the world to expend a considerable amount of time, effort, and money to fill up the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Recruitment, Leadership Training
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Coleman, Marianne – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to consider what all-women networks have, and might offer, in terms of support and development of women in educational leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The study draws on two case studies of such networks in education in England, the first, a regional network for women secondary school principals, and the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Kubiak, Chris; Bertram, Joan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to the knowledge base on leading and facilitating the growth of school improvement networks by describing the activities and challenges faced by network leaders. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 19 co-leaders from 12 networks were interviewed using a semi-structured schedule about the growth of their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Leadership, Teaching Methods, Network Analysis
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Day, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to give an account of the ways in which one experienced secondary principal of an English secondary school developed and sustained a successful school over a 13-year period in changing policy contexts. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws from data collected during two three-day-visits separated by a…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Principals, Secondary Schools
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Fidler, Brian; Jones, Jeff; Makori, Andrew – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to report findings from a national study of primary headteachers in their second headship in England. This investigated their reasons for moving schools, their choice of second school and a comparison of their experiences as heads of the two schools. Design/methodology/approach: The research design involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Career Development, Career Change
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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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Hargreaves, Andy; Fink, Dean – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: This article aims to discusses the nature and benefits of lateral approaches to educational change, especially in the form of distributed leadership, that treat schools, localities, states, or nations, as "living systems" interconnected by mutual influence. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a conceptual discussion…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
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Stevenson, Howard P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: This paper explores how school leaders seek to promote social justice agendas within the context of multi-ethnic schools in England. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on data from five case-study secondary schools in England. Qualitative data was derived from interviewing principals in each institution together with interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Social Justice
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Riley, Dan; Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). The primary purpose of the NCSL is to improve student attainment levels through enhancement of leadership capacity within England's government schools. The critique aims to include the issues of strategic…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Teaching (Occupation), Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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