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Sumbera, Becky – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This three-phase, two-method qualitative study explored and identified policies, programs, and practices that school-site administrators perceived as most effective in reengaging at-risk students emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively at 10 California Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS). Eccles' expectancy-value theoretical framework was…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Jones, Albert; Shindler, John – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
Many educators view school climate and student achievement as separate considerations. For some, the idea of promoting a high quality climate can seem like a luxury in the face of the current high stakes assessment climate in which student achievement gains are the paramount consideration. However, the results of this study suggest that climate…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Correlation
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Whitenack, David – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This paper highlights the importance of school principals in English Learners' academic achievement in the age of the Common Core State Standards. Revising the curriculum of administrator preparation programs to include a greater emphasis on curriculum and instruction is one approach to enhancing principal leadership for English Leaners. Another…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
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Plough, Bobbie – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
The intent of this study is to determine whether there was a difference between school board members' perceptions of their own behaviors and beliefs related to student achievement in California's high-performing poverty districts as opposed to such perceptions in low-performing poverty districts. Due to the findings of this study, the author calls…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education
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Frick, William C.; Polizzi, Joseph A.; Frick, J. Edward – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
An intentional, active and self-regulated approach to professional growth results in improved instruction and higher levels of student achievement over time. School systems that aspire to a continuous learning ethic socialize educators to act on the assumption that all students and all educators are capable of learning and reaching high standards.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development, Ethics
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Hensley, Phyllis Ann; Burmeister, LaVern – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This article provides a model for developing and sustaining relationships that can lead to ongoing school academic success. Leaders can successfully engender positive relationships and develop healthy organizational cultures that advance powerful teaching and learning by focusing on the six relationship connectors described in this article. As…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership, School Personnel
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Leon, Ronald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For decades, school district offices, superintendents and school boards have been cast as "villains" in the drama of school reform and raising student achievement. This article presents research encompassing a different view of district leadership as the possible "hero" in these efforts. Recent studies by Harvard University…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, School Districts, Educational Change, Leadership
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James-Ward, Cheryl – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
With the enactment of No Child Left Behind, districts across the country have been consumed with ensuring that students are proficient in math and reading. However, by the very nature of the law, the definition of "proficient" varies from state to state as well as within states. Since countless resources are being poured into this…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Definitions, Academic Standards
Fanning, Michael C. P. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
In recent years American schools and the scholars who study these schools have become focused on bridging the achievement gap. The scholarly literature is most often focused on the discrepancy in achievement in one school, a region, or perhaps one nation. The literature examining the best practices of schools that have bridged this gap…
Descriptors: International Law, Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Equal Education
Lopez, Jose A.; Magdaleno, Kenneth R.; Reis, Noni Mendoza – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
Historically, educational administration programs have prepared graduates in a "universal, one-size-fits-all" approach. As the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, this approach is no longer viable since it seldom takes into account the urgency implied by the achievement gap. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Educational Administration
Garcia, Ray – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This article addresses the failure of sustainability of reform efforts in public school systems by reconceptualizing the perplexing notion of sustainability through a case study to discern the skill sets needed of principals to sustain reforms in urban settings. This study draws on perceptual data gathered from principals in 36 schools in one…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Leadership, Principals
Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
To engage in the goal of equity requires a certain amount of rage in one's belly. Understanding the context in which we are presently situated regarding our successes and challenges to achieve equity and social justice can serve to inform our future actions as educational leaders.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Social Justice, Equal Education
Storms, Barbara A.; Gordon, Andrew – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
Increasingly, the viability of university programs to develop in school leaders the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to bring about reform are being questioned. This article uses case study methodology for looking at how an increasing emphasis on collaborative inquiry in one university's program influenced a school principal several years…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Principals
Choi, Cynthia C.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The goal of this comparative study was to explore the online interactions among members of two learning communities. The two cases examined two different cohorts in the same professional preparation program for school principals and administrators: a distance-learning cohort and an onsite university-district partnership cohort in which online…
Descriptors: Role, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Achievement, Learning Activities
Smith, Camille A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
Both socioeconomic and school factors contribute to the underachievement of poor children and children of color. This article explores factors that contribute to the underachievement of students of color and offers practices that culturally proficient school leaders can use to build a school culture that may positively impact the academic…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Low Income Groups, Educational Environment, Underachievement
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