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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Although there is a consensus that authentic leadership should be an essential component in educational leadership, no study to date has ever tried to find whether team-based simulations may promote authentic leadership. The purpose of this study was to identify whether principal trainees can develop authentic leadership through ethical decision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Simulation, Teamwork
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Arar, Khalid; Shapira, Tamar – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article investigates why very few Arab women persevere to become principals in Arab high schools in Israel. It identifies these trailblazers' distinguishing characteristics through the narratives of two Arab women, high school principals, tracing their transition from teaching to management, describing the intertwining of their personal and…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Schechter, Chen – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
School superintendents' role has shifted from the traditional emphasis on managerial aspects to one on instructional leadership (on teaching and learning issues) achieved by generating collaborative learning opportunities at the both school and district levels. Whereas collaborative learning processes in schools have generally been associated with…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Interviews
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Bogler, Ronit – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
This study examines the mediating effect of teacher empowerment on the relationship between teachers' participation in decision making and their professional commitment. The data were collected through quantitative questionnaires from a sample of 983 teachers in 25 junior high schools and 27 high schools in Israel. Hierarchical regression analyses…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Schechter, Chen – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
In light of the complexity and wealth of information in societies today, the notion of organizational learning has become the forerunner of school change discourse. However, organizational learning is still characterized by mystical and amorphous rhetoric, understood well neither by researchers nor by practitioners. Therefore, this article is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Development, Case Studies, Interprofessional Relationship
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Nir, Adam E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Three-year study examines the effects of school-based management (SBM) on the organizational health of 28 elementary schools in Jerusalem using 7 indicators from the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire and the Organizational Health Inventory. Finds no significant impact of SBM on the schools' organizational health, but finds…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Bureaucracy, Educational Resources
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Schechter, Chen – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Explores the deliberative process involved in the conceptualization and implementation of a new and innovative program in a high school. After introducing the concept of deliberation, the case study focuses on the communal deliberative process that occurred in the school. Draws implications for administrative practice. (Contains 20 references.)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Somech, Anit; Drach-Zahavy, Anat – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Examines whether principals utilized flexible influence strategies under changing circumstances, based on perceptions of 450 Israeli elementary teachers. Principals acted mainly through an informal, less directive orientation of influence both in ordinary times and in times of change. Principals' leaned toward participatory influence approaches.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Styles