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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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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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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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Cravens, Xiu; Drake, Timothy A.; Goldring, Ellen; Schuermann, Patrick – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the viability of implementing a protocol-guided model designed to provide structure and focus for teacher collaboration from Shanghai in today's US public schools. The authors examine whether the new model, Teacher Peer Excellence Group (TPEG), fosters the desired key features of productive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Instructional Improvement, Peer Groups
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Urick, Angela – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Decades of research on different leadership styles shows that effective school leadership is the degree of influence or synergy between teachers and principals around the core business of schools, instruction. While various styles, such as transformational, instructional, shared instructional, point to the similar measures of high…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Factor Analysis
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan; Trung, Gian Tu – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review both international and domestic (i.e. Vietnamese language) journal articles and graduate theses and dissertations on educational leadership in Vietnam. The review addresses two specific goals: first, to describe and critically assess the nature of the formal knowledge base on principal leadership in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Journal Articles, Theses
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Walker, Allan; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from five systematic reviews of research on principal leadership in East Asia contained in this special issue. The goal is to identify commonalities as well as differences concerning both approaches to research and the enactment of school leadership within this rapidly developing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership
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Pan, Hui-Ling Wendy; Nyeu, Fong-Yee; Chen, June S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how instructional leadership, a concept imported from Western scholarship, has been conceptualized in the Taiwanese context and how principal instructional leadership is realized in schools. The development trajectory of principal instructional leadership is delineated by examining empirical studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research
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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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Ah-Teck, Jean Claude; Starr, Karen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: This article aims to report the findings of a research project exploring Mauritian principals' receptivity to the main tenets inherent in Total Quality Management (TQM). The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) framework (aligned with, and an outcome of, the TQM movement) provides a set of criteria for organizational quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Quality Control, Institutional Evaluation
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Zepeda, Sally J.; Bengtson, Ed; Parylo, Oksana – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine principal succession planning and management by analyzing current practices of handling school leader succession in four Georgia school systems. Design/methodology/approach: Looking through the lens of organizational leadership succession theory, the practices of school systems as they experienced…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Mentors
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Richardson, Jayson W.; McLeod, Scott; Dikkers, Amy Garrett – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of human resource directors in the USA about online credentials earned by K-12 school principals and principal candidates. Design/methodology/approach: In this mixed methods study, a survey was sent to a random sample of 500 human resource directors in K-12 school districts…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Administrator Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Credentials
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Sherman, Whitney H.; Beaty, Danna M.; Crum, Karen S.; Peters, April – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: As women professors of educational leadership who are involved with feminist research and the preparation of k-12 women leaders, the authors came to the realization that while they have dedicated their professional lives to advancing women leaders in the k-12 environment, they have neglected women like themselves, particularly young…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism
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