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Leithwood, Kenneth; Sun, Jingping; McCullough, Catherine – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to test the effects of nine district characteristics on student achievement, explored the conditions that mediated the effects of such characteristics and contributed to understandings about the role school-level leaders play in district efforts to improve achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Data for the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Administrator Role, School Administration
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Sedat – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: While the current knowledge in the field of educational leadership and management (EDLM) has been primarily based on research produced in English-speaking Western societies, there have been significant efforts by other societies to contribute to the knowledge production, especially during the past decade. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research
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Ingle, Kyle; Thompson, Cynthia T.; Abla, Zipporah W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to answer the following research questions: what characteristics do key Belizean educational leaders value in teacher applicants and why? What hiring tools do they use to ascertain whether teacher applicants have the characteristics they prefer? Design/methodology/approach: The authors utilized a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Applicants, Teacher Selection, Administrator Attitudes
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: This study is a quantitative exploration of a new construct the authors label as "academic culture (AC)." Treating it as generalized latent variable composed of academic press (AP), disciplinary climate (DC), and teachers' use of instructional time, the purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of this construct to be a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
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Okilwa, Nathern; Barnett, Bruce – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Robbins ES has sustained high academic performance over almost 20 years despite several changes in principals. Design/methodology/approach: The paper analyzed longitudinal data based on: state-level academic and demographic data; two earlier studies of the school; and recent interviews with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools
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Lee, Daphnee Hui Lin; Chiu, Chi Shing – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how principals' leadership approaches to teacher professional development arise from school banding and may impact upon teacher professional capital and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: The case study is situated within the context of school-based management, comprising reflective…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, School Based Management
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Riveros, Augusto; Verret, Carolyne; Wei, Wei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The guiding question of this study is: how is the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) translated into practices in elementary and secondary schools in the province of Ontario? The purpose of this paper is to provide a contextual account of the processes by which school leadership standards are incorporated into the practices of school…
Descriptors: Leadership, Urban Schools, Educational Practices, Leadership Effectiveness
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Provost, Steven; Madden, Jake – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: This paper argues that in a well-organised school with strong leadership and vision coupled with a concerted effort to improve the teaching performance of each teacher, student achievement can be enhanced. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while macro-effect sizes such as "whole of school" metrics are useful for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Data Interpretation
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Mitchell, Roxanne M.; Mendiola, Brenda J.; Schumacker, Randall; Lowery, Xaviera – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to use SEM to explore the effects of enabling school structure (ESS) and academic optimism (AO) on school achievement (SA). Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 58 urban schools, including 42 elementary schools and 16 middle schools in a southeastern district in the USA were included in this study.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Boberg, John Eric; Bourgeois, Steven J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Greater understanding about how variables mediate the relationship between leadership and achievement is essential to the success of reform efforts that hold leaders accountable for student learning. The purpose of this paper is to test a model of integrated transformational leadership including three important school mediators.…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Academic Achievement, Principals, Motivation
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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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Romero, Lisa S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on student trust and to examine the relationship between student trust, behavior, and academic outcomes in high school. It asks, first, does trust have a positive effect on high school outcomes? Second, does trust influence student behavior, exerting an indirect effect on…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, School Size, Socioeconomic Status
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to unpack the foundations for the national standards for school leaders in the USA. The author examines some of the background of the Standards from 1996 to 2015. The author explores the two foundations on which the ISLLC Standards rest, academic press and supportive community. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational History, Foundations of Education, Meta Analysis
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Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a critical path through which school leadership travels to students by highlighting the importance of teacher commitment. Design/methodology/approach: Using both meta-analytic and narrative review methods, this paper systematically reviews the evidence in the past 20 years about the…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Searching, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Gareis, Christopher R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among faculty trust in the principal, principal leadership behaviors, school climate, and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Data from 64 elementary, middle, and high schools in two school districts formed the basis of the study (n = 3,215 teachers), allowing for…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Principals, Faculty, Administrator Behavior
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