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Farrelly, Susan Glassett; Daniels, Erika – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Alternative education plays a critical role in the opportunity gap that persists in the US public education system. However, there has been little research on alternative schools. Scaffolded by a theoretical framework constructed from critical theory, self-determination theory (SDT) and student voice, this research examined how well students in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Student Experience, Mixed Methods Research, Self Determination
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McGee, Jeffrey W.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to capture and describe ethical conflict experienced by seasoned educational administrators. Narrative inquiry via electronic survey was conducted with 42 participants with follow-up interviews conducted with a smaller sample of purposefully-selected participants. Findings suggest that ethical conflict is inherent in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Conflict, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Clark, Sonya L.; Lindahl, Ronald A. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study examined the Bolman and Deal leadership orientation preferred by academic department chairs (ADCs) of Educational Leadership or Administration programs at member colleges and universities of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). A secondary purpose of the study was to examine how the preferred frame of the chairs…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Models, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Moore, Robin L.; Combs, Julie P.; Slate, John R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
We analyzed 5 years of Texas statewide data on high school size and college readiness in English Language Arts, math, and in both subjects for White students. Using Greeney and Slate's (2012) criteria, large-size high schools had over 1,500 students, medium-size high schools had 401 to 1,500 students, and small-size high schools had enrollments…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Size, White Students, College Readiness
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Cox, Shelley M.; Moore, George W.; Slate, John R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
In this investigation, we analyzed Hispanic student access and success in health-related degrees by examining enrollment and graduation rates over a period of 13 years. Archival data were obtained from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board consisting of the number of Hispanic students enrolled and number of degrees awarded in the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Undergraduate Students, Health Education
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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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Jenlink, Patrick M. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this critical ethnographic study was to examine the nature and meaning of cultural ecology in relation to preparing scholar-practitioner leaders. The ethnography focused on how the discourses and practices within the disciplinary setting of leadership preparation shape the identity of social scholar-practitioner leaders. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Ethics, Leadership Training, Social Justice
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Brown, Kimberly J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This qualitative case study explored factors that have influenced literacy success of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) students in the low-income, poverty stricken Delta Region of Arkansas. The study examined progress made since implementation of the KIPP Program and the influence the program had made upon student achievement in literacy at the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Students, Poverty Areas, Academic Achievement
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Goss, Sandra J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Today concern exists for the safety and success of students in the public education system. Families, educators, and community members are concerned with the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students in an environment where incidents of violence are growing. Events like the school shootings at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and at Columbine…
Descriptors: Values Education, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Barnes, J. Ako; Eadens, Daniel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Barnes, Mullen, and Lieb (2013) suggested that the effective implementation of the freshman academy promoted positive achievement outcomes for students of color. From a sociocultural perspective through the theoretical framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), understanding the existence of racism is crucial to a positive academic environment…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Race, Critical Theory, Racial Bias
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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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Blackard, Tricia; Puchner, Laurel; Reeves, Alison – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study explored whether and to what extent Ogbu and Fordham's Oppositional Culture Theory applied to African American high school students at one Midwestern suburban high school. Based on multiple interviews with six African American students, the study found support for some aspects of the theory but not for others.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, African American Students, High School Students, Interviews
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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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Fowler, Denver J.; Johnson, Jerry – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ethical leadership perspectives of Ohio public school superintendents. Secondly, this study examined to what extent ethical leadership perspectives of Ohio public school superintendents vary according to school district characteristics. Furthermore, the study examined to what extent do ethical…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Public Schools, Ethics, Administrator Attitudes
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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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