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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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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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Pettyjohn, Teri; LaFrance, Jason – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
School leaders are faced with selecting programs to support at-risk students in high schools across the United States. Increasingly, supplemental online learning is being selected as an innovative way to assist these students. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand stakeholders' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Credits, Repetition
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Kieres, Katherine H.; Gutmore, Daniel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Based on Bass and Riggio's (2006) Augmentation Model of Transactional and Transformational Leadership, this quantitative study sought to identify the amount of variance in teacher job satisfaction and organizational commitment that can be explained by principals' transformational leadership behaviors, above and beyond the influence of…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Sense of Community
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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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Murray, Becky L.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the elements of the alternative education experience significant to successful completion of the program. This phenomenological paradigm provided the framework for all aspects of the qualitative study. Students, parents, administrators, and staff members of two alternative programs in the southeast Kansas…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Nontraditional Education, Educational Experience, Qualitative Research
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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