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Volante, Paulo; Valenzuela, Sergio; Díaz, Alejandro; Fernández, Magdalena; Mladinic, Antonio – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study seeks to develop and validate an Assessment Centre (AC) tool for the evaluation and selection of school leaders, focusing on the identification of competencies that influence teaching and learning outcomes. International research supports the creation of Assessment Centres to select candidates for these roles, due to their superior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personnel Selection, School Administration, Assessment Centers (Personnel)
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Demie, Feyisa – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This research aims to examine the success factors behind raising the achievement of Black Caribbean pupils with focus on leadership and work force diversity factors. Drawing on case studies and focus group methodological approaches of research the study findings identified a number of success factors including the strong leadership of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Latin Americans, Academic Achievement
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Mowat, Joan G. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This conceptual paper provides a critical analysis of the current convergence of major policy initiatives in Scotland to improve learning and teaching, promote greater equity and close the attainment gap through systems level leadership and change. It is neither an empirical study nor a literature review but synthesises across a range of fields --…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Equal Education
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Kenny – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This article provides a review of the contemporary instructional leadership research base in Malaysia. The core aim of this review is to assess the recent knowledge base on instructional leadership in Malaysia and to evaluate its current contribution to the existing international literature. The article explores a range of published material that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Alsaleh, Amal – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study explores the practices of Kuwaiti school principals acting as instructional leaders during education reforms, using qualitative content analysis of standardised open-ended interviews with 28 randomly selected school principals. The results showed that principals faced obstacles related to the deeply-ingrained centralised structure in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Principals
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Pinskaya, Marina; Kosaretsky, Sergey; Zvyagintsev, Roman; Derbishire, Natalya – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The article uses the framework of resiliency to examine the strategies of principals in schools working under challenging socio-economic conditions that show higher-than-expected educational results. We collected a unique set of data within the Russian 'National monitoring of education markets and organisations' programme. This work continues the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, School Administration, Administrative Organization
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Leithwood, Kenneth – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Purpose: Replicating and extending earlier research, this mixed-methods study inquired about the characteristics of effective school leadership networks and the contribution of such networks to the development of individual and collective leaders' professional capacities. Design: The study used path analytic techniques with survey data provided by…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Meyer, Frauke; Sinnema, Claire; Patuawa, Jacqueline – School Leadership & Management, 2019
While principal goal-setting has been shown to be an important leadership practice, there is little research examining principals' goal-setting and goal-achievement. This research examined novice principals' school improvement goals and factors affecting their achievement. Goals from 460 principals enrolled in a national induction programme were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Goal Orientation, Educational Improvement
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David R. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has introduced professional development (PD) plans and professional standards for school administrators. This was initiated to galvanise the ongoing school reforms. In addition, the Irtiqaa Framework, a school self-evaluation programme that contributes to the broad agenda of school reforms and changes, is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Academic Standards, Instructional Leadership
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Simon, Susan; Dole, Shelley; Farragher, Yvonne – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Transition from teacher to principal involves both a technocratic response based on 'yearning for certainty' that requisite leadership skills will be learned, and a critically-reflexive approach to adopting a new professional identity (Crow and Møller 2017. "Professional Identities of School Leaders across International Contexts: An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Coaching (Performance), Management Development
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Hirsh, Åsa; Bergmo-Prvulovic, Ingela – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This longitudinal study aims to create in-depth knowledge about the phenomena of middle-leadership and career in school by identifying (1) driving forces for seeking and maintaining middle-leading positions, (2) opportunities and difficulties in maintaining the middle-leading role over time, and (3) underlying thoughts of career disclosed in the…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Career Development, Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Forde, Christine; Hamilton, Gillian; Ní Bhróithe, Máire; Nihill, Mary; Rooney, Anna Mai – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Middle leadership is a dynamic area of policy in Scottish and Irish education to build leadership capacity. This article reports on a critical policy analysis of sequential sets of Scottish and Irish policy on middle leadership to identify codes of meaning. Two aspects are reported: (1) constructions of the purposes of middle leadership and (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Management, School Administration, Educational Policy
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Farchi, Talmor; Tubin, Dorit – School Leadership & Management, 2019
All large high schools have teachers in middle tier roles who help run the school, and subject leaders (SLs) who engage in administrative and pedagogical practices to improve departmental achievements. By applying structuration theory (Giddens, 1984. "The constitution of society: Outline of the theory of structuration." Berkeley, CA:…
Descriptors: Middle Management, School Effectiveness, Administrator Behavior, Teacher Leadership
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Gurr, David – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The paper brings together for the first time a sequence of six studies, from the one university faculty, on middle leaders from Australia, Chile and Singapore. All studies followed a consistent approach using multiple-perspective interviews. Middle leaders were seen to be key personnel in improving teaching and learning, and when they have…
Descriptors: Middle Management, School Administration, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Ismail, Nashwa; Nguyen, Dong – School Leadership & Management, 2019
The purpose of this article is to explore the development of the knowledge base on middle leadership in schools. Since the seminal reviews conducted by Bennett a contemporary scan only of the scholarly literature on middle leaders/leadership in schools has not been undertaken. Consequently, this article looks at outputs relating to this topic by…
Descriptors: Middle Management, School Administration, Educational Research, Research Needs
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