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Journal Cover IJEM - International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-9018
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • IJELM 4(2) July 2016

    • Authors: Mireia Tintore
      Pages: 100 - 201
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Editorial. Human oriented leadership

    • Authors: Mireia Tintore
      Pages: 100 - 102
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Leaders’ Communication Pattern: A Predictor of Lecturers’
           Job Performance in Nigeria

    • Authors: Christopher Oluwatoyin Fashiku
      Pages: 103 - 126
      Abstract: The study investigated influence leaders’ communication pattern has on lecturers’ job performance in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria. Using the descriptive survey method, the population of the study was made up of all lecturers and students of the existing three state government owned Colleges of Education in the state. Five hundred respondents were sampled from the Colleges using proportional simple random sampling technique to select 200 academic staff and 300 students from the Colleges. Four research hypotheses were formulated while two validated instruments titled “Provosts’ Communication Styles Descriptive Questionnaire”(PCSDS) and “Teachers’ Effectiveness Descriptive Questionnaire” (TEDQ) were designed to elicit information from both lectures and students. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient statistics was used in analyzing the collected data in order to validate the assumptions. The results of the investigation revealed that: a significant relationship existed between leaders’ democratic communication pattern and lecturers’ job performance in the Colleges with calculated r value 0.718 > r table value 0.195, leaders’ Autocratic communication pattern did not significantly relate to lecturers job performance in the Colleges cal r value 0.163 < cal t val0.195, leaders’ laissez faire pattern of leaders’ communication not significantly related to lecturers’ job performance with r value 0.165 < t value 0.195 and that leaders’ communication pattern significantly related to lecturers’ job performance with r value 0.790 > t value 0.195, all at 0.05 significant level and 498 degrees of freedom. The study concluded that leaders’ pattern of communication significantly enhanced lecturers job performance in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria and recommended that leaders should as much as possible engage in democratic communication pattern in order to facilitate the attainment of the stated aims and objectives of the institutions.
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Investigating Principals’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Second
           Language Programs for English Language Learners

    • Authors: Yolanda Padron, Hersh Waxman
      Pages: 127 - 146
      Abstract: This study examined principals’ knowledge and perceptions of second language programs for English language learners (ELLs) operating in their schools. An open-ended survey and in-depth interviews were used to examine elementary school principals’ knowledge of the second language programs implemented at their schools.  The survey asked principals about the strengths and challenges accompanying the program model currently implemented in their school(s), both anticipated and unanticipated of the program, and the staffing and professional development needed to improve the program. The interview asked similar questions to those on the survey and additional questions about the specific second language program(s) operating in their schools. Results indicated that principals had very limited knowledge about how the second language program(s) operating in their schools.  Generally, principals attributed the success of their second language programs to the teachers in the program.  The lack of knowledge about how to properly implement second language program is of concern since it is important for principals to be instructional leaders in their schools.  Knowing how teachers should implement second language programs appropriately can assist principals in providing support to teachers as well as determining the type of training that their teachers may need in working more effectively with second language students.
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Autopercepción del ejercicio de liderazgo ético de dirigentes

    • Authors: Sofía Unda
      Pages: 147 - 176
      Abstract: .There is a clear shortage in academic research on ethical leadership, specially at an educational context, whatever its level. Therefore, it has been detected the need for an specific research on how university managers perceive themselves exercising their ethical leadership in such a context. In this sense, this work offers definite results obtained through the research developed in April 2013 with 31 university managers working in Social Councils, University Boards as well as other university teams, both at public and private national universities all over Spain.       These results have shown that their self-perceptions are basically supported by a possitive conception of their decisions. In fact, 20 out of 29 university managers interviewed have declared being totally aware of the integrity of their decision-making processes. They had been previously interviewed through semi-structured surveys whose contents have been analysed according to the ATLAS.ti.7 Programme.Finally, by means of a mixed-analytical strategy previous codes were defined and structured, in order to organize the answers given by the university managers, whilst new codes were emerging from the discussion. As a result, five general codes defining the appropiate categories for university managers self-perception were analyzed in detail: a) possitive self-perception,  b) possitive but partial self-perception, c) negative self-perception/cooperative, d) negative self-perception/leader and e) unable to self-perception.
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Liderazgo estudiantil y ramas de conocimiento:Un estudio aproximativo en
           la Universidad de Granada

    • Authors: Mohammed El Homrani, Alfonso Conde Lacárcel, Inmaculada Ávalos Ruiz
      Pages: 177 - 197
      Abstract: Presentamos una investigación descriptiva realizada en la Universidad de Granada que tiene como objetivo principal: Conocer, describir, analizar y valorar las percepciones de los líderes estudiantiles universitarios sobre sí mismos, según los diferentes Centros y cargos, y realizar propuestas de mejora que fomenten la participación de los estudiantes en los procesos electorales y en la vida política universitaria. Hemos llevado a cabo un diseño no experimental, y realizado la recogida de información por medio de cuestionarios, entrevistas semi-estructuradas y grupos de discusión sobre una muestra intencional de 73 representantes y líderes estudiantiles pertenecientes a las distintas ramas de conocimiento a la que hemos podido acceder. El análisis de los datos obtenidos nos ha permitido obtener una descripción de los distintos cargos de representación estudiantil y la vida política en la Universidad de Granada, así como establecer futuras líneas de mejora en base a las percepciones,  expectativas, desarrollo de sus funciones y valoraciones de los propios representantes.  Como conclusiones a este estudio, proponemos la necesidad de fomentar la participación y el liderazgo estudiantil a través del reconocimiento de créditos de libre configuración, y certificaciones por actividades de gestión y representación del alumnado, así como una mejora de las infraestructuras para realizar sus labores representativas.
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
  • Book Review. Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro Noguera, with Lorena Kelly. (2016).
           Excellence through equity. Five principles of courageous leadership to
           guide achievement for every student. Alexandria, VA, ASCD.

    • Authors: Astrid Salvans
      Pages: 198 - 201
      Abstract: Book review of the book Excellence through equity
      PubDate: 2016-07-15
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016)
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