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IJEM - International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 2014-9018
     Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Mireia Tintoré
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • School leadership: from practice to policy

    • Authors: Beatriz Pont
      Abstract: Across many OECD countries, until recently, one of the few requirements for becoming a school leader was to be a teacher for a minimum amount of years, without any specific kind of training or support beyond that required for teaching. Yet, school leaders’ tasks have become increasingly complex, as a result of globalisation, a shift towards knowledge based economies, greater student diversity and an increased government focus on education policy reforms targeting and affecting schools. The role of school principals has moved from administrative leadership towards focusing on student outcomes, with more autonomy and accountability, and increased responsibilities for implementing policy reforms in schools and classrooms. This article focuses on how policies can ensure that school leaders contribute to school improvement. It builds on an international OECD study on school leadership which analysed practices across 22 education systems in 2008 and explores developments since to propose policy options that can contribute to support the professionalization of school leadership. Among the key strategies suggested that many countries have been taking up are clarifying the role of school leaders based on the tasks that make most difference on school outcomes, ensuring there is specialised training and development, that working conditions are attractive to ensure that there are quality professionals in exercise and to make it a sustainable profession that is well supported.
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Leadership and Design of Data-Driven Professional Networks in Schools

    • Authors: Yi-Hwa Liou, Jeffrey Grigg, Richard Halverson
      Abstract: Using data from a multi-method comparative case study of two matched schools, this paper adds to the growing body of applications of social network analysis to the study of distributed leadership and accountability. We contrast two approaches to instructional leadership, prescriptive and discretionary, to investigate how leaders design professional networks to increase the availability and access of individuals with the expertise needed to perform the analysis required to conduct data-driven instructional improvement. We found that the prescriptive approach to instructional leadership uses comprehensive school reform as a focal artifact to facilitate the widespread use of data for learning when compared to a leadership perspective that aimed at cultivating teacher discretion. We conclude with a discussion of how the concept of cognitive load helps illustrate the design principles leaders can use to create data-driven professional networks in schools.
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Accreditation Routines in a Demoralized School: Repairing, Expanding, and
           Striving For Improvement

    • Authors: Ernestine K. Enomoto, Sharon Conley
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • The role of Leadership: the challenge of Knowledge Management and Learning
           in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations

    • Authors: Marta Más-Machuca
      Abstract: El conocimiento y aprendizaje son importantes impulsores para el éxito empresarial y la competitividad, en especial en las organizaciones intensivas en conocimiento (KIO’s) cuyo negocio principal es crear y vender conocimiento (por ejemplo, organizaciones educativas, centros de I+D, empresas consultoras, entre otras). Investigaciones previas indican que unos de los factores críticos de éxito (CSF) de las prácticas de Gestión del Conocimiento (KM) es el liderazgo, pero poco de ellos lo analizan de manera cuantitativa. Este artículo tiene como objetivo exploar y explicar la realación entre el liderazgo y el éxito de la KM. Los resultados muestran una relación positiva entre la dimensión estratégica del liderazgo y el éxito de las prácticas de KM. Este modelo está testado utilizando modelos de ecuaciones estructurales (SEM). Con este estudio se contribuye al reconocimiento de la importancia del liderazgo para mejorar la creación y diseminación del conocimiento en las KIO’s. En este sentido, los resultados ayudarán a los directivos y profesores para incrementar la efectividad del aprendizaje.
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Review of the book "Management by Missions"

    • Authors: Ivan Malbašić
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Full Issue IJELM Vol 2(1)

    • Authors: Mireia Tintoré
      PubDate: 2014-01-16
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2014)
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