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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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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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Hairon, Salleh – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article provides the practical and theoretical justifications for the growth of teacher leadership, in the Singapore education context. It argues that since 2001, the importance of teacher leadership has been growing, and more significantly in the last five years, which is due to several factors. First, the race towards attaining 21st century…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Bush, Tony – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
Effective leadership and management are increasingly recognised as vital components of successful schooling. This paper examines how they are practiced in England, where there is a high degree of centralization, notably in respect of finance and staffing, but within a tightly constrained curriculum and inspection framework. The paper discusses…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, Educational Improvement
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Cardno, Carol; Robson, Joanne – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper reports on a study that investigated the appraisal of middle leaders in three New Zealand secondary schools in order to determine what constituted effective performance appraisal and how this practice could be improved from the perspective of this middle tier of leadership. Overall, appraisal was variably practised and seen as a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Middle Management, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement