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Hildreth, Debra; Rogers, Reenay R. H.; Crouse, Tammy – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Rural instructional leaders require specialized training and ongoing support to effectively navigate within their local and unique contexts. A review of the literature written predominantly between 2007 and 2017 was conducted to explore effective practices in developing and supporting rural instructional leaders. Approximately 32 studies focused…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Professional Development
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Lewis, Jennifer; Asberry, Jacqueline; DeJarnett, Gregory; King, Gwendolyn – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2016
School culture is the belief and attitude influencing every aspect of how a school functions. Culture shared by all school stakeholders makes the actualization of both short-and long-term objectives easier. In this context, the best practices for shaping school culture for professional educators are personal mastery, team learning, and building a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Culture, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership
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Gurley, D. Keith; Mendiola, Brenda – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2016
During a collegial conversation between faculty members who attended the annual fall conference of the Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, faculty members posed many questions about how the Instructional Leadership programs for which they worked compared across the state. In the winter of 2015, researchers surveyed faculty…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, College Faculty, Administrator Education
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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
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Nash, Ruth C.; Richardson, Yvette M.; Hodge, Patricia H.; Connell, Peggy H.; Green, Zebbra P. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
Based on current research, many students in the middle grades (6-8) have not performed at their highest academic levels. In 2011, more than one-half of eighth graders in 16 Southern states scored basic or below basic on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Alternatively, effective principal-leaders strategically demonstrated…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices
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Robinson, Armentress D. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and gain an in-depth understanding of the personal, professional, and sociocultural experiences of ten African American female school leaders serving as assistant principals, principals, and central office administrators in four suburban school districts in the southeast region of the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Leadership, Instructional Leadership
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Hester, Wesley; Fenn, Walter L. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
Cyberbullying is a growing phenomenon influencing schools, which must be addressed. Transformational school leaders, as the literature suggests, employ strategies for addressing cyberbullying including forming partnerships, implementing education and awareness programs, and applying disciplinary action. The purpose of this study is to understand…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Trust (Psychology)