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Roegman, Rachel; Woulfin, Sarah – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reconceptualize the theory-practice gap in educational leadership, not as a deficit, but as a necessity for legitimacy within institutional contexts. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on institutional theory to reframe the theory-practice gap, which is often seen as a deficit of leaders or…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Vignettes
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Murphy, Gavin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and generate themes evident in research on primary and post-primary (secondary) school leadership in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland) from 2008 to 2018. Design/methodology/approach: This paper follows the steps of a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Findings: Following the review, six themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Educational Research
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Sterrett, William L.; Richardson, Jayson W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to help the researchers sought to take a closer look at the technology challenges facing district superintendents in today's leadership climate. Design/methodology/approach: The authors chose semi-structured interviews as the data collection method. Through 45 min, one-on-one, semi-structured telephone…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Superintendents, Transformational Leadership, School Districts
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Peurach, Donald J.; Cohen, David K.; Spillane, James P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine relationships among governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and the organization and management of instruction in US public education, with the aim of raising issues for cross-national research among countries in which the involvement of non-governmental organizations is…
Descriptors: Correlation, Nongovernmental Organizations, Public Agencies, Educational Administration
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Özaslan, Gökhan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the variations in the ways that principals conceptualize their basis of power in schools. Design/methodology/approach: Phenomenography was used as the research method of this study. The interviewees consisted of 16 principals, eight from public schools and eight from private schools. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Power Structure, Educational Practices
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Boyce, Jared; Bowers, Alex J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Instructional leadership has been an active area of educational administration research over the past 30 years. However, there has been significant divergence in how instructional leadership has been conceptualized over time. The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of 25 years of quantitative instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Meta Analysis, National Surveys
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Arar, Khalid – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on gender and social justice (SJ) among pioneer female principals and superintendents in the Arab education system in Israel. The research questions were: what motivated these women to act for SJ? Are there common personal characteristics and educational values which characterize these women? What…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Principals, Superintendents, Arabs
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Waheed, Zarina; Hussin, Sufean; Bin Megat Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the best practices of school leaders, teachers, pupils, parents and the community in selected transformed schools in Selangor, Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative multiple-case study explores the best practices in two selected transformed schools through in-depth interviews,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Best Practices, Educational Change
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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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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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Engel, Mimi; Cannata, Marisa; Curran, F. Chris – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Over the past decade, policy researchers and advocates have called for the decentralization of teacher hiring decisions from district offices to school principals. The purpose of this paper is to document the trends across two and a half decades in principals' reported influence over teacher hiring decisions in the USA and explore how and…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Selection, School Districts, Administrative Organization
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Wang, Fei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Principals' leadership has become a subversive activity that is carried out strategically to challenge and disrupt the status quo and resist policies and practices that are counterproductive to their work. The purpose of this paper is to reveal subversive tactics principals use in pursuit of justice and equity in schools and identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Power Structure, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Huguet, Alice; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The use of data for instructional improvement is prevalent in today's educational landscape, yet policies calling for data use may result in significant variation at the school level. The purpose of this paper is to focus on tools and routines as mechanisms of principal influence on data-use professional learning communities (PLCs).…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Communities of Practice
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Sutherland, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of trust in a school community related to the leadership response to crisis. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study was a multiple-source qualitative study of a single case of a PreK-12 international school called The Learning School. Findings: The findings revealed the nature of how…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Leadership, Crisis Management, International Schools
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Chesnut, Colleen E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the program structure and design considerations of a 25-day, full-time apprenticeship in a university-based principal preparation program. Design/Methodology/ Approach: The study used a qualitative case study design that drew upon interviews and focus groups with program participants as well as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround, Administrator Education
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