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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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Grace, Ronald A.; Harrington, Sonja Y. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2015
Using a quantitative study the researchers examined perceptions regarding school climate of parents with children who attend urban schools, based on several dimensions: quality of the instructional program, support for learning, school climate/environment for learning, parent/school relationships, and resource management. Of the 150 administered…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
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Faust, Phyllis B.; Ennis, Leslie S.; Hodge, William M. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
This study examined the relationship between a middle school initiative to develop student voice, interpersonal relationships, and intrapersonal relationships and students' sense of belonging. The literature indicated a strong connection between students' sense of belonging in school and positive outcomes in and out of the classroom (Deci &…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Sense of Community, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship