School Change Management: A Multi-frame Analysis


  • Eman I AHMED Imam Abdulrahman binfaisal University



The purpose of the present paper is to examine how the school leaders frame their own experiences of managing change within the school system. The mixed method design was used to answer the research questions and understand the research problems. Both the qualitative and the quantitative data were used to identify the frames orienting school leaders to manage change within the school setting. The obtained data showed that the participants employed most of the frames (structural, political, human resource, and symbolic) in managing school change. The data revealed that the human resource frame appeared universal in most of the cases. Understanding principals’ perceptions of change management can help practitioners as well as academics to work more efficiently and address the needs of the school leaders.

Author Biography

Eman I AHMED, Imam Abdulrahman binfaisal University

Author biography Eman I. Ahmed is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. She taught at Penn State from 2008 to 2012. Her publications include Classroom Discipline Management: A Multi-Frame Analysis, and the book Women’s Career Mobility in Comparative Perspective: A Mixed Methods Study.




How to Cite

AHMED, E. I. (2019). School Change Management: A Multi-frame Analysis. Journal of Education in Black Sea Region, 4(2), 41–50.