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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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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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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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Angelle, Pamela S. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This qualitative study was undertaken as part of the ISLDN global study of social justice leaders, focused on the leadership stories of the respondent. This study is framed in authentic leadership and examined the leader's self-awareness, authentic behaviors, and relationships, which both communicated and solidified the authenticity of the leader.…
Descriptors: Leaders, Principals, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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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