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The Journal of Educational Administration, founded in 1963, was the first international refereed journal in the field of educational leadership and management. From its inception, JEA has sought to publish research on educational administration conducted across diverse political, economic and socio-cultural contexts. Indeed, publications featured in JEA have both anticipated and traced the evolution of educational administration into a global field of research and practice. JEA is celebrating 60 years of publication.

ISSN: 0957-8234
eISSN: 0957-8234

Aims and scope

Articles published in the Journal of Educational Administration (JEA) demonstrate the editors' continuing commitment to theory, empirical research and critical analysis of the field's development. JEA's primary focus is on understanding issues of leadership and management in K-12 schools and school systems.

This broad focus includes studies exploring:

  • How leadership is shaped by the cultural and national context of schools
  • How leadership effects on teachers and teaching
  • Features of the school organization (e.g., culture, climate, health)
  • Educational quality and student outcomes
  • Human resource processes
  • Human resource management in education systems
  • Change management
  • Administrator and teacher selection and evaluation
  • School leader preparation and development

Although the majority of papers published in JEA are based on studies that report empirical data, the journal does not give priority to quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research.

Regardless of the empirical research paradigm, we expect a high standard of reporting the methods of the research. JEA also remains one of the primary international venues for reporting theoretical critiques and systematic reviews of research. This reflects our belief in the role that journals play in supporting the productive synthesis of knowledge. 

This journal is aligned with our quality education for all goal

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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