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Normore, Anthony H.; Issa Lahera, Antonia – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
This article offers a review of extant literature specific to educational leadership preparation programmes. The author explains how leadership development and preparation programmes have evolved over time. Highlighted are: (1) historical contexts of educational leadership, (2) challenges faced when implementing quality graduate programmes in…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Educational History
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Esposito, M. C. Kate; Tang, Kimmie; Kulkarni, Saili S. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
"Inclusion" refers to the practice of educating students with disabilities in the general education setting. This concept stems from the seminal United States Congressional legislation PL 94-142, and its subsequent reauthorised amendments, which mandate that students with disabilities be educated in the general education setting with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Leadership Role, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Devi, Mohini; Fernandes, Venesser – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
Increased school autonomy and a greater focus on achieving school effectiveness and improvement has made it essential to reconsider the role of school leaders (OECD 2009, "Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS." Paris: OECD Publishing). This recommends that leadership development in this rapidly…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Avendano, Laura; Renteria, Jessica; Kwon, Sarah; Hamdan, Kamal – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
STEM Education is sweeping the United States, prompted primarily by the recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. The surge in interest in STEM Education is beneficial for local schools and communities, and promises to positively impact students, teachers, school leaders, community members, and the future workforce. Unfortunately,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, Educational Innovation, At Risk Students
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Rintoul, Heather; Bishop, Pam – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
For teachers seeking formal school leadership roles the key choices have been either the vice- principalship or the principalship. In Ontario, Canada, however, the principalship has traditionally been considered the premier leadership goal with the vice-principalship regarded as merely a necessary transitional step toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Norberg, Katarina – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
In the mid-1970s, a systematic national principal training programme was introduced in Sweden. The aim was to guarantee better-equipped principals in their mission to lead and develop schools in accordance with national steering documents. Since then, the programme has been subjected to changes, but its focus has remained the same. The three-year…
Descriptors: National Programs, Principals, Administrator Education, Program Content
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Kondakci, Yasar; Orucu, Deniz; Oguz, Ebru; Beycioglu, Kadir – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
Turkey possess one of the most vibrant educational systems in the World. This study specifically aims at revealing Turkish school principals' perceptions about the large-scale changes imposed by the Ministry of Education and the strategies they follow for coping with these changes. The study was designed as a generic qualitative study. Twenty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes
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Barakat, Maysaa – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
Many educational reform initiatives worldwide do not result in deep and sustainable change. Limited studies have looked at reform initiatives in countries like Egypt. The purpose of this mixed methods study is to examine educational reform initiatives in Egypt throughout modern history using a transformative leadership lens, and to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes, Transformational Leadership
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Bezzina, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
Over the past two decades Malta has been witnessing wave after wave of reforms. Whilst official documents speak of the need for more decentralised forms of governance the reality shows otherwise. Data from a series of studies involving school leaders show that they still feel that a top-down approach is being adopted leaving limited space for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance, Educational Change
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Paletta, Angelo – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
The role of school principals is an evolving one, calling them to become agents of change, focusing on educational leadership as they take the schools forward. All this is happening in a context that is becoming more challenging and stressful as school leaders try to juggle the state-mandated accountability devices. In relation to the Italian…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrator Behavior, Accountability, Foreign Countries
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Zayim-Kurtay, Merve; Zhu, Chang – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
This paper explores the perspectives of Flemish secondary school principals and coordinating principals on the government-proposed changes and uncovers their experiences with these changes in an in-depth manner. In a school system characterised by school freedom and free school choice, semi-structured interviews with 21 school leaders revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Arar, Khalid; Tamir, Emanuel; Abu-Hussain, Jamal – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
Two major education system reforms were introduced by Israel's government in collaboration with the teachers' unions. These reforms redefine principals' and teachers' roles, increasing teachers' work hours, and the scope of their work. School principals absent from the reform negotiations, are expected to apply the reform, although their work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Teacher Role, Administrator Role
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Röbken, Heinke; Schütz, Marcel; Lehmkuhl, Pia – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
In this article, we analyse the implementation and change of a specific school reform in Germany using the example of external school evaluation in Lower Saxony: the school inspection. We investigate how and why a newly implemented reform is itself subject to reform shortly afterwards. We begin with a historical background of German school reforms…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Inspection, Foreign Countries, Organizational Theories
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Samier, Eugenie A. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
This rejoinder article first examines the foundational theories and models for metaphor use in a number of related fields, as well as in educational administration and leadership, presenting a model for analysis. Secondly, it reviews the articles in this special issue against the model proposed.
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Models
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Heffernan, Amanda – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
This paper advances an alternative leadership metaphor of 'punk rock leadership'. I work through the usefulness of a metaphor of punk rock leadership as a way of exploring one principal's vision of leadership and his efforts to work outside of system expectations in his quest to achieve the school's goals. In doing so, I contribute to our wider…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Styles
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