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Loya, Cruz Argelia Estrada; Ballesteros, Ana Cecilia Villarreal – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The educational system in Mexico has allowed teachers without preparation and training in leadership to pursue leadership positions. This paper presents the findings of a study aimed at analyzing the processes of leadership learning experienced by school principals in the course of their leadership practice. The methodology used was a qualitative…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Leadership Training
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Okoko, Janet Mola – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The article is based on a study whose purpose was to examine the lived experience of school leaders in Saskatoon with newcomers to whom English is an additional Language (EAL). Phenomenology as a methodological approach was used to gather and analyze data from leaders representing two school divisions. What was common in their accounts was…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Stereotypes
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Conrad, Dennis; Lee-Piggott, Rinnelle; Brown, Launcelot – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
The paper "Thinking of, Knowing, and Doing Social Justice Leadership: Principals' Perspectives" explores the understanding and practice of principals regarding social justice leadership. The study adopts phenomenography as its methodology and presents findings gleaned from the semi-structured interviews of 11 principals in Trinidad and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
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Hill-Berry, Nola P. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2019
Educational administrators are consistently challenged to find the right mix of leaders and to identify potentials that can be harnessed to expand the cadre. In both the academic and research communities, there has been much dialogue surrounding the way in which leadership is developed in organisations. These discourses continue to provide avenues…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Role, Leadership Responsibility, Social Justice
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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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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Being a social justice leader makes significant demands on the individual headteacher/principal particularly where there may be conflict, competing demands and significant resistance both within the school and the wider community. There is a question then about what motivates some headteachers to commit to pursuing social justice and equity in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Styles
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Slater, Charles L.; Gorosave, Gema Lopez; Silva, Patricia; Torres, Nancy; Romero, Adriana; Antúnez, Serafín – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study looks at three female school directors in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain who worked under challenging conditions to establish social justice. We were particularly interest in how they learned to become social justice leaders. Qualitative interviews were used to hear directly from the school directors about their experiences. Transcripts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Administrators, Social Justice
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Arar, Khalid; Arar, Osama – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper addresses perceptions and implications of teacher evaluation by Arab school principals in an era of accountability. Analysis of semi-structured interviews with 26 Arab principals showed that teacher evaluation as a strategy keeps the school accountable in an era of reform. Additionally, most principals recognize the tool's possible uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Teacher Evaluation, Principals