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Arar, Khalid; Abu Nasra, Muhammed – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The field of educational systems has witnessed an increase in studies of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) as it contributes to the effectiveness and success of schools and achieving their objectives and goals. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between principals' leadership style, occupational perceptions…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, School Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership, Arabs
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Bush, Tony; Ng, Ashley Yoon Mooi – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the findings from research on the relationship between leadership theory and policy reform in Malaysia. Distributed leadership is normatively preferred in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB), the country's major policy reform document. The research was conducted in two dissimilar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
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Hautala, Tanja; Helander, Jaakko; Korhonen, Vesa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesize the attributes of loose and tight coupling in educational organizations. In addition, it is aimed to determine whether this phenomenon has value and strategies to offer for the current educational administration and research. Design/methodology/approach: Integrative literature review…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Content Analysis
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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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Marshall, Stefanie LuVenia; Khalifa, Muhammad A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of instructional leaders in promoting culturally responsive practice in ways that make schooling more inclusive and humanizing for minoritized students and communities. Design/methodology/approach: The data pull from a six-month long case study of a mid-sized, Midwestern school district…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Leadership Styles, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Leadership
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Ryan, James; Tuters, Stephanie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a study that explores the discreet activist strategies of educational leaders who promote social justice. Design/methodology/approach: Part of a larger project, this study employed qualitative methods. In particular, researchers interviewed 26 leaders--principals, vice principals, department heads,…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of psychological factors that influence inquiry-based leadership. This study investigates how affective attitude, experienced social pressure, and self-efficacy relate to aspects of inquiry-based school leadership. A school leader's inquiry habit of mind, data literacy, and the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Affective Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Cheah, Kenny Soon Lee; Devadason, Edward; Adams, Donnie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline the findings from a small-scale, exploratory, study of principals' instructional leadership practice in Malaysian primary schools. The dimensions and functions of instructional leadership, explicitly explored in this study, are those outlined in the Hallinger and Murphy's (1985) model.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Primary Education
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Qian, Haiyan; Walker, Allan; Li, Xiaojun – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a preliminary model of instructional leadership in the Chinese educational context and explore the ways in which Chinese school principals locate their instructional-leadership practices in response to traditional expectations and the requirements of recent reforms. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Models, Principals
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan; Nguyen, Dao Thi Hong; Truong, Thang; Nguyen, Thi Thinh – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Worldwide interest in principal instructional leadership has led to global dissemination of related research findings despite their concentration in a limited set of western cultural contexts. An urgent challenge in educational leadership and management lies in expanding the range of national settings for investigations of instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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Piyaman, Patnaree; Hallinger, Philip; Viseshsiri, Pongsin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Developing countries in many parts of the world have experienced a disturbing trend in the differential pace of economic development among urban and rural communities. These inequities have been observed in education systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America where researchers have documented differences not only in resource allocation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
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Berkovich, Izhak – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: After decades in which transformational leadership theory has prevailed as the dominant paradigm in leadership scholarship, critical voices have started raising serious concerns about its falsifiability, suggesting that transformational leadership theory should be abandoned. Although transformational leadership is a key to conceptualizing…
Descriptors: Leaders, Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration
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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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