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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to set the stage for the exploration of female leadership in educational systems within developing countries by reviewing the current research on women in educational administration within developing countries and suggesting future directions for further research on this subject in non-western countries.…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
A study of 20 representative primary schools in New South Wales, Australia, revealed that a high degree of principal supportiveness as measured by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire was associated positively with curriculum decision making by staff groups and negatively with curriculum decision-making by individual teachers. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
The Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (OCDQ), modified by Thomas and Slater for use in South Australian schools in 1970, was based on four factors (rather than the original eight): principal supportiveness or operations emphasis and teacher disaffiliation or intimacy. A recent study in New South Wales has validated this four-factor…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
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Isherwood, Geoffrey B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Discusses leadership styles in two distinct situations--cooperative and counteractive. Effective leadership in cooperative situations depends on productivity, satisfaction, and cohesion in problem solving. Counteractive situations demand a political leadership style at home with coalitions, bargaining, persuasion, and coercion. Dynamic leadership…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics