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Harrell, Shonta; Bynum, Yvette – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, students in our public schools are considered digital natives and have become accustomed to always being connected to their devices and the Internet. In 2013, 71 percent of the US population age 3 and older used the Internet (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Given the importance…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Program Implementation, Barriers, Faculty Development
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Brown, Benjamin D.; Horn, Rolanda S.; King, Gwendolyn – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
During recent decades, professional learning communities (PLCs) have enhanced education from lower grade levels through college years, with many resulting benefits. PLCs provide an environment that encourages professional development, collaboration and innovation among teachers. Research suggests positive school reform occurs when teachers…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Larkin, Brittany – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2016
Two independent studies conducted by Baker, Sciarra, and Farrie (2015) and Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (2015) reveal Alabama's public school funding mechanism to be regressive and inequitable. The recommendation from both of these studies is to develop a funding formula including per pupil-based allocation and supplemental categorical…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Public Schools, Finance Reform, Resource Allocation
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Cobia, F. Jane; Smith, Elizabeth F.; Wood, Leah Anne – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine factors impacting program quality in leadership development programs as a means to inform the Shelby County School System of effective practices in leadership development. The qualitative research design method was used to explore two school systems identified through a comprehensive review of research as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, County School Districts, Management Development, Models
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Connell, Peggy H.; Cobia, F. Jane; Hodge, Pat H. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2015
Eighty percent of public school teachers are females, but only 24% of school superintendents are females. This upward trend from a low of 1.3% in the early 1970s has not mirrored the increase of females in executive level positions in other professions. A mixed-methods design identified the barriers that contribute to the under-representation and…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Likert Scales, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
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Edwards, LaWanda; Grace, Ronald; King, Gwendolyn – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
An effective relationship between the principal and school counselor is essential when improving student achievement. To have an effective relationship, there must be communication, trust and respect, leadership, and collaborative planning between the principal and school counselor (College Board, 2011). Principals and school counselors are both…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, School Counselors, Interpersonal Relationship