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Liu, Shengnan; Hallinger, Philip; Feng, Daming – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: In this era of global education reform, teacher professional learning (TPL) has emerged as a key factor in efforts to create sustainable school improvement. The same holds in Mainland China where ambitious curriculum reforms have been undertaken since 2000. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of learning-centered leadership…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Teacher Education, Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Brown, Crystal; Militello, Matthew – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Principals play a pivotal role in teachers' professional growth, which impacts student outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to understand the perceptions principals have about effective elements of professional development (PD) and the role they play in facilitating the growth of teachers, and how this affects student learning.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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Arar, Khalid; Haj, Ibrahim; Abramovitz, Ruth; Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate ethical leadership in the context of the Arab educational system in Israel. It questions the relations of ethical leadership dimensions with decision making as well as background characteristics of the educational leaders. Design/methodology/approach: Arab educational leaders (n=150) from…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Arabs, Administrator Attitudes
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Yakavets, Natallia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of societal and cultural factors on the practices and perceptions of school principals in Kazakhstan. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on empirical data collected in Kazakhstan over two years in the course of an international, collaborative, multi-stranded project. Findings:…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries
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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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Goldring, Ellen; Cravens, Xiu; Porter, Andrew; Murphy, Joseph; Elliott, Steve – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing dialog of whether and how instructional leadership is distinguished conceptually from general leadership notions, such as charisma, and to continue the ongoing psychometric research on the The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) by examining its convergent and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Romero, Lisa S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on student trust and to examine the relationship between student trust, behavior, and academic outcomes in high school. It asks, first, does trust have a positive effect on high school outcomes? Second, does trust influence student behavior, exerting an indirect effect on…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, School Size, Socioeconomic Status
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The goal of this narrative synthesis is twofold. The purpose of this paper is to understand the barriers and constraints that hinder or prevent the growth of professional community. The author also want to form an empirical understanding of how educators can be successful in meeting these challenges. In both cases, the author wish to grow…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Improvement, Communities of Practice, School Culture
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McCarthy, Martha – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this legacy paper is to review leadership preparation over time in the United States and addresses challenges ahead. It is hoped that the US developments will be instructive to an international audience interested in strengthening the preparation of school leaders. Design/methodology/approach: The paper synthesizes research…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Student Recruitment
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Ogawa, Rodney T. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is for the author to recount how his use of organizational theory to understand educational reform in the USA led to a change of mind. Design/methodology/approach: My shift resulted from my conclusion, derived from the new institutionalism, that only marginal changes can be made in schools and, thus, fundamental…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Educational Change, School Organization, Educational Improvement
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to unpack the foundations for the national standards for school leaders in the USA. The author examines some of the background of the Standards from 1996 to 2015. The author explores the two foundations on which the ISLLC Standards rest, academic press and supportive community. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational History, Foundations of Education, Meta Analysis
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Duke, Daniel L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a rationale for organizational histories of schools and school districts and discuss the findings of selected examples of the genre. Design/methodology/approach: The author presents a vignette of an organizational history, discusses key elements of the methodology, and offers seven ways in which…
Descriptors: Schools, School Districts, History, School Culture
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Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a critical path through which school leadership travels to students by highlighting the importance of teacher commitment. Design/methodology/approach: Using both meta-analytic and narrative review methods, this paper systematically reviews the evidence in the past 20 years about the…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Searching, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Roegman, Rachel; Hatch, Thomas; Hill, Kathryn; Kniewel, Victoria S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how instructional rounds contributes to shared understandings and facilitates the development of relationships among administrators. Design/methodology/approach: This mixed methods study draws on three years of data in a district engaged in rounds. Administrators annually completed a social network…
Descriptors: School Administration, Educational Strategies, Principals, Surveys
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Liu, Peng – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of transformational school leadership on teachers' commitment to change and the effects of organizational and teachers' factors on teachers' perception of transformational school leadership in the Chinese urban upper secondary school context. Design/methodology/approach: The paper mainly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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