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Potterton, Amanda U. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: In Arizona's mature, market-based school system, we know little about how school leaders make meaning of school choice policies and programs on the ground. Using ethnographic methods, the author asked: How do school leaders in one Arizona district public school and in its surrounding community, which includes a growing number of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Choice, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Karami-Akkary, Rima; Mahfouz, Julia; Mansour, Samaya – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Emotions of school leaders influence school culture and structure. Understanding emotions is under-researched and under-theorized in non-western contexts, especially during educational change. The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of the leadership team's (LT's) emotional responses to change, their coping strategies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change
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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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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this contribution is to draw on several recent contributions from the "Journal of Educational Administration" to reflect on the relationship between school supervision and educational leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The German context of school supervision was first laid out. A comparative analysis of all…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, School Administration
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Honig, Meredith I.; Rainey, Lydia R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Districts across the country are calling on their principal supervisors to shift from mainly focusing on operations and compliance to dedicating their time to help principals grow as instructional leaders. Learning theory elaborates that such support for principals demands that supervisors take a teaching-and-learning approach -- which…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervision, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Aas, Marit; Paulsen, Jan Merok – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: A number of empirical studies and evaluations in Norway and Sweden shows variabilities in the degree to which the municipalities succeed in their endeavors to support school principals' instructional leadership practices. In response to this situation, the Norwegian and Swedish directorates of education have developed a joint…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Wilkinson, Jane; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Kemmis, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Catholic district offices support school leaders' instructional leadership practices at times of major reform. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs the theory of practice architectures as a lens through which to examine local site-based responses to system-wide reforms in two…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Catholic Schools
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Thessin, Rebecca A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand what the principal and principal supervisor each bring and contribute to their collaborative work that is consequential for the principal's learning and development as an instructional leader. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple case study methodology is used to gather data from 12 principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Supervision, School Administration
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Kovacevic, Jasna; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively document and synthesize the knowledge base on leading school change and improvement (LSCI). Design/methodology/approach: The authors employed bibliometric analysis to evaluate 1,613 SCOPUS-indexed documents on LSCI published between 1960 and the end of 2017. In addition to descriptive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership
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Oduol, Truphena; Cornforth, Sue – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to question the usefulness of Euro-Western concepts of principled ethical behaviour for school leaders in non-Euro-Western countries by examining the dilemmas faced by Kenyan educational leaders. Design/methodology/approach: A single, multi-site case study methodological approach was used, and data gathered by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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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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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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Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.; Pounder, Diana; Young, Michelle; Korach, Susan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Informed by learning transfer theory, the purpose of this paper is to validate the instrument measuring educational leadership preparation program (LPP) quality attributes and graduates' leadership learning and to assess the direct and indirect relationships among them, as reported by program graduates. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Quality, Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Benoliel, Pascale; Shaked, Haim; Nadav, Nechama; Schechter, Chen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Today's educational complexities require principals to adopt a more systemic perspective toward school management. Although research has emphasized the benefits associated with the holistic perspective of systems thinking, research in the educational field has been limited. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role of…
Descriptors: Principals, Systems Approach, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Curt M.; Olsen, Jentre J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Limited attention to messages transmitted between principals and teachers led to the general question for this study: is principal support of student psychological needs related to functional social conditions within the instructional core? Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to define principal support of student psychological needs…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Psychological Needs, Student Needs, Instructional Leadership
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