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Elonga Mboyo, Jean Pierre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Embedding the relational approach as a research project is a viable alternative to normative conceptualisation and practice of leadership. However, as the shift from substantialist assumptions to relational theorising gathers momentum, the evolving nature of the argument so far suggests that more needs to be done to bolster its robustness. Rather…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Realism
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Bogotch, Ira; Bauer, Scott; Su-Keene, Eleanor – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The purpose of this scholarly essay is to offer a number of logics of academic arguments as follows: leadership as contested/seductive theories, leadership as an organizing activity, and leadership as praxis. Each academic argument presents its own theoretical, communicative and practical challenges, often necessitating a beginning again in search…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Organizational Theories, Praxis, Ambiguity (Semantics)
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Gurr, David M. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper is a response to recent challenges to educational leadership research from Eacott. Using a personal narrative approach, and drawing, in the main, on research from the International Successful School Principalship Project, it is argued that current research questions are worthwhile, he methodologies used are trustworthy and appropriate,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Branson, Christopher M.; Marra, Maureen – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article stands in support of Eacott's primary intention of promoting a relational approach to leadership. However, its distinctiveness is in how this relational quality of leadership is understood, described and defended. In contrast to the essentially philosophical description provided by Eacott, this article offers a far more…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Theory Practice Relationship, Organizational Climate
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Yavuz, Olcay; Gülmez, Gülçin – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In an effort to develop and support high quality urban school leaders, this study examined what factors affect pre-service urban school leaders' perception of preparedness for performing instructional leadership activities. The findings revealed that participating in a leadership training program is the only significant factor that predicts urban…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Leaders, Urban Schools
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Zhang, Yuanyuan; Goddard, J. Tim; Jakubiec, Brittany A. E. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper reports on the development of the revised Social Justice Questionnaire (SJQ2), an instrument which permits the quantitative examination of socially just school leadership. The SJQ2 is based on data drawn from an exploratory province-wide study to determine to what extent, and how, school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Questionnaires
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Tamir, Emanuel; Grabarski, Mirit K. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This qualitative study identified and analyzed the occurrences of the Garbage-Can decision making model in public schools. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 34 teachers from elementary and middle schools in Israel. Data analysis showed three major decision areas in which the Garbage-Can model was employed, and the conditions…
Descriptors: School Administration, Public Schools, Decision Making, Models
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Delgado, Manuel Lopez; Loya, Argelia Estrada – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore the leadership identity development and preparedness for the role of new appointed school heads to Mexican primary schools that serve indigenous students. The research was framed as a qualitative study and used semi-structured interviews as the method for data collection with twelve appointed school…
Descriptors: American Indians, Profiles, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Bathon, Justin; van Rooyan, Jean W.; Jobert, Rika – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article presents a review of the development of platform network models that rely on partnership contracts to implement comprehensive school reform. The literature from the previous three decades of development of school networks, emerging largely from the United States of America, is reviewed. The recent development of similar network models…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Contracts, Program Implementation
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Blanchard, Margaret R.; Gutierrez, Kristie S.; Allred, Chris M.; Tolin, A. Dell – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Reform efforts in schools have become increasingly focused on the nature and direction of teamwork in efforts to achieve sustained and systemic districtwide capacity for innovation and needed change. The six-year study reported in this article involved development, implementation, and assessment of a unique collaborative process for districtwide…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Change, Leadership, Sustainability
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Potterton, Amanda U. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the United States, long-standing school choice policies and practices in Arizona have developed into a market-based system of schooling for many residents in the state, especially in the larger cities. In this study, I analyze qualitative data gathered from school leaders and parents in one Arizona district public school who discussed marketing…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leaders, Educational Change, School Districts
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Björk, Lars G. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
During recent decades, the notion of team leadership has emerged as a central theme in the international discourse on systemic education reform. This issue of "Research in Educational Administration and Leadership" not only captures a collective sense of commitment to education as means for advancing national social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teamwork, Leadership, Diversity (Institutional)
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Björk, Lars G.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Kowalski, Theodore J. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
The complexity and intensity of reforms over several decades in the United States of America led to large-scale systemic reform and shifted superintendent roles from emphasis on management tasks to pivotal actions in the complex algorithm for managing and leading change initiatives. National commissions, task force reports, and nationwide research…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Role, Teamwork, Leadership Responsibility
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This article describes research on system and school leadership from three perspectives. At the system level, leadership was evident at the senior levels of the central and regional systems, with principal network leaders having potential to exercise occasional leadership. Principals tended not to operate as system leaders because they had limited…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Mullen, Carol A.; Browe-Ferrigno, Tricia – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Preparing today's children and youth to become active, responsive adults in transforming global societies requires that schools change dramatically. To work towards this goal is daunting in light of educational policies and school structures that hinder teamwork and creativity. Despite challenges due to education policies, traditional school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Teamwork, Teacher Leadership
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