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Harris, Dawn R.; Kemp-Graham, Kriss Y. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods research study was to explore the relationship between building teacher leadership capacity and campus culture in a suburban East Texas school district. Developing teacher leaders by building leadership capacity depends on administrators' abilities to develop leaders from within the existing…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Campuses, School Culture, Capacity Building
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Wells, Caryn M. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This paper advances the conceptual notion of mindfulness for educational leaders. The findings presented acknowledge the current levels of stress that school leaders face and posits that the practice of mindfulness may reduce these stressors while improving the effectiveness of leadership. The author also presents a synthesis of the literature…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness
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Farver, Anita R.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how coaching support structures enabled and sustained leadership practices of urban principals. The study investigated how the intervention of coaching for academic leaders can serve as evidence-based professional development for building leadership capacity. The central focus was on…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Capacity Building, Coaching (Performance)
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Lopez, Paul; Wise, Donald – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Rural school districts across the nation, with their limited resources, face daunting challenges posed by the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This article presents a recent study of 13 rural school districts in the Central Valley of California and how these districts are responding to those challenges. A total of 352 teachers…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Schools, School Districts
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Royle, Jonathan; Brown, Casey Graham – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study included an analysis of principal perceptions of the achievement gap between African American and White students. School administrators from campuses with a substantial number of African American students within the subgroup were interviewed to explore their perceptions of the achievement gap. The study revealed factors within the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Achievement Gap, Faculty Development, Student Needs
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Spina, Nancy; Buckley, Phillip; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study examines the perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of administrators and teachers in a Southwestern Illinois School District regarding the recent reforms in teacher performance evaluation. This study uses a qualitative approach and provides data from individual and focus group interviews to determine the extent to which the district is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change
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Tripamer, Alex J.; Reeves, Alison G.; Meinz, Elizabeth J. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study examines the perceptions of teachers in one Midwest school district relative to the current teacher evaluation system used in the district as well as a new model of teacher evaluation connected to Missouri's educator standards. To fully understand the perspective of the teachers, this study incorporates a mixed-methods approach which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Goodwin, Janet; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to rank order 21 leadership behaviors originally identified by the work of Waters, Marzano & McNulty (2003) and the impact they have on teacher instructional practice using questionnaire responses provided by past recipients of the National Teacher of the Year award at the state level (n=178) in order to expand…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Behavior