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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 29, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Reform, restructuring, role and other ‘R’ words: The effects on headteachers in England and Wales

    Dick Weindling

    This chapter examines the waves of reform, restructuring and reengineering to determine their effects on the role of the headteacher or principal. Data from two major studies of headteachers in the... More

    pp. 299-310

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  2. Change and continuity in the work of primary headteachers in England

    Geoff Southworth

    This chapter draws upon recent research into what a sample of interviewed primary school headteachers had to say about their role and work in the 1990s. Two common themes — the intensification of... More

    pp. 311-321

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  3. Professional development for school leadership: The impact of U.S. educational reform

    John C. Daresh

    This chapter provides an overview of three major reform proposals offered recently as strategies for the renewal and improvement of educational practice in the United States. Proposals selected for... More

    pp. 323-333

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  4. Compounding roles: A study of Washington’s principals

    Bradley S. Portin

    A survey of principals and assistant principals in Washington State has revealed mounting changes in the role of these school leaders. In addition to impacts felt from state-wide education reform... More

    pp. 335-346

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  5. ‘Head’-ing into the future: the changing role of New Zealand principals

    Barbara Harold

    Several trends in the principal’s role emerged during the first year of administrative reforms. These included high levels of workload and stress as they implemented the new system; negotiation of ... More

    pp. 347-357

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  6. From managing impression to leadership perspectives

    Jan M. Robertson

    As political and economic forces continue to impact on the delivery of education in New Zealand there is a continual blurring of the boundaries between schools and communities. The bridging role of... More

    pp. 359-370

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  7. Thinking about principals: How they cope with external pressures and internal redefinition of their role

    Roland Vandenberghe

    Looking at recent changes in the educational policy context, it is difficult to underestimate the central role of the principal. Principals must simultaneously perform different roles and implement... More

    pp. 371-380

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  8. From change and challenge to new directions for school leadership

    Bradley S. Portin

    Reflecting on the countries represented in this issue, this chapter analyzes the topics and problems raised and suggests, through comparative analysis, new directions for school leadership. The... More

    pp. 381-391

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