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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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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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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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Urick, Angela – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: While school leadership literature has searched for practices with the largest effect on outcomes, we know little about how these behaviors vary by context. Further, recent shifts to include teachers in leadership have prompted a need for purposeful distinction between teacher and principal perceptions and roles. Person-centered…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Multivariate Analysis
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Xu, Lihua; Wubbena, Zane; Stewart, Trae – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factor structure and the measurement invariance of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) across gender of K-12 school principals (n=6,317) in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Nine first-order factor models and four second-order factor models were tested using confirmatory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Questionnaires, Transformational Leadership, Factor Structure
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Ng, David Foo Seong; Nguyen, Dong Thanh; Wong, Benjamin Koon Siak; Choy, William Kim Weng – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a review of empirical studies on principal leadership in Singapore. It seeks to provide a general picture of Singapore principals' leadership qualities, styles, and roles. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic review of empirical studies, using a "bounded" approach with a focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles
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Patterson, Graham – Journal of Educational Administration, 1980
Using Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" as a basis, the author offers an alternative to deficit model programing (catch-up classes for "deficient" students) and posits an approach to problem solving that depends on dialog and interaction. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Brown, Bonnie Leverette – Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
This research investigates the leadership behavior of principals and the personal characteristics of teachers as both are related to elementary teachers' professional zone of acceptance. Data from 46 elementary schools support the hypothesis that a principal's leadership style combining both structure and consideration encourages cooperation by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Styles
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Macpherson, R. J. S.; Vann, Barbara – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Describes action research that helped a school community recover from a music teacher's suicide. Summarizes an external counselor's advice to the principal and various stages of coping with trauma, dealing with loss, and negotiating a new stable state. Finds the principal central to the politics of grief. Explores an educative grief management…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nolan, B. C; Nolan, C. R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Modern school executives have a bewildering number of management philosophies to choose from and a seemingly limitless supply of buzzwords and fads. In this poem, St. Peter (Heaven's chief executive) has trouble forming committees of subluminaries to help him decide which managerial types should enter the pearly gates. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Committees, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Greenfield, William D.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Draws on Blumberg and Greenfield's studies of effective principals to offer an operational definition of school vision, based on teacher perceptions. The instrument developed consists of three subscales (vision exchange, internalization, and sacrifice). The perceived robustness of the principal's role was significantly correlated with two School…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Measurement Techniques
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Isherwood, Geoffrey B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Characterizes public school principals' perceptions of effective clinical-supervisory behavior and contrasts these with prior research findings. A Q-sort completed by 65 Quebec principals supplied data on three aspects of supervisors' behavior. (MCG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Styles
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Davies, John L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1982
Analysis of the policy formation processes of a United States school district during a decade of declining enrollment yields some implications in the areas of policy generation dynamics, stages of policy formation, and appropriate leadership styles relevant to British administrators facing enrollment problems. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Comparative Education, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration
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Wirt, Frederick; Krug, Samuel E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Exploring cognitive school leadership elements, this study uses a set of 1200 U.S. principals and employs an earlier validated set of five leadership cognitions drawn from psychologists in educational administration. Regression analysis suggests these cognitions exist independently of many social and personal qualities typifying principals and are…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Personality Traits
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Bell, Les – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Educational policy in England has passed through four main stages during the past three decades. The Social-democratic, resource-constrained, and market phases all contain inherently weak elements of New Labour's Excellence Movement. Less linear, more collaborative forms of school leadership are recommended. Contains 65 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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