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Nordgren, R. D. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
School reform in the past several decades has taken a "modernist" bent in that it has focused on quantitatively based accountability systems modeled after business (Ravitch, 2013; Tienken & Orlich, 2013). The author uses a model devised by a Finnish scholar to demonstrate that 1) these reforms are indeed modernist, and 2) the private…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Change, Accountability, Privatization
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Hayes, Kathryn N. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
Although a growing body of work addresses the current role of neoliberalism in displacing democratic equality as a goal of public education, attempts to parse such impacts rarely draw from historical accounts. At least one tenet of neoliberalism--the application of business models to public institutions--was also pervasive at the turn of the 20th…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Business, Models, Science Education
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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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Gallegos, Carol; Wise, Donald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
This article discusses the decisions that school leaders must make to reclassify students as fluent and proficient in English and the implications that reclassification decisions could have for the future achievement of those students. The study examined the achievement gap between English learners and the overall student population and the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition
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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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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
Day, Christopher – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This paper presents an international perspective on successful principals. Data from the International Successful School Principals' Project, now in its sixth year and presently in eight nations and over sixty schools, along with a critical review of the international literature on successful principals provide the basis for a discussion of both…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Piller, Bonnie – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This experiential study examines beliefs of Thai professors in educational leadership programs at six Thailand Rajabhat Universities. The research brings broader understanding of preparing educators for rapid globalization. Emerging from the data are ways of thinking that lead to boundless and multi-dimensional environments that prepare students…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty
Kinsey, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
It is imperative that educational administrators continually examine the issues that confront teachers on a day-to-day basis, keeping in mind how they can best assist their faculty in maintaining the focus on their students and the overall instructional process. The issues presented in the following discussion are provided as a sampling of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Morale, Federal Legislation, Teacher Attitudes
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
Szabo, Margaret A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
This paper recounts one instructor's importing action research into teaching to improve a Tier II Professional Administrative Services Credential program at a public university in California. The state and local context is described, why and how the action research was conducted, and the lessons that emerged about what advanced students need,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Action Research, Leadership, Public Colleges