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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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Dimmock, Clive; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Advocates a stronger comparative emphasis in the study of educational administration and management while acknowledging comparative educational administration's weak knowledge base. Clarifies the potential import of a comparative, cross-cultural perspective embracing five societal/cultural dimensions: individualism versus collectivism, power…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dimmock, Clive; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Outlines three 1990s reforms in Hong Kong affecting curriculum and management: the School Management Initiative, the target-oriented curriculum, and an education commission report on quality education. Reviews reforms' effects and discusses the need to reorient the current school-based management system and recognize Hong Kong's societal culture.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Chronicles perceived dilemmas of 20 Australian principals whose work lives were preoccupied with school restructuring. Findings suggest two main types of dilemmas: general, personal/professional "states of mind" and specific, practical organizational dilemmas. Research is needed on devising management solutions and improving leadership…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research
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Wildy, Helen; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Investigates teachers' and principals' perceptions of instructional leadership in a sample of Western Australian government primary and secondary schools, using the Instructional Leadership Questionnaire. Instructional leadership was viewed as a shared responsibility; teachers felt principals were less involved than principals felt they were.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries