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Bagwell, Jack L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to explore the leadership practice of two urban elementary school principals through a distributed leadership framework. Methods: The study employed an ethnographic case study and data were collected through semistructured interviews and observations. A case study for each principal was created, followed by…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Case Studies, Leadership Styles
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Hart, Walter H. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2018
Given the critical impact of their decisions and of the community's perception of their performance, it is reasonable that school superintendents would seek to understand the factors that influence their decisions and the processes used to make them. The researcher in this study used a qualitative approach, interviewing 13 school superintendents…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Performance Factors, Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making
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Celoria, Davide – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This article is intended to spark dialogue and debate related to the preparation of inclusive social justice education leaders in a time of colorblindness. Drawing attention to the reductionist construction of the professional standards for educational leaders when it comes to preparing educational leaders who are ready to address and eliminate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Principals
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Hayashi, Christine A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This study surveys educators who have completed, or are in their second year of, an administrative coaching program that results in a California Clear Administrative Credential, also known as Tier II. The purpose of the study is to determine the perceptions of these educators regarding whether current practices in administrative coaching programs…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Administrator Education, Administrator Surveys
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Beam, Andrea P.; Claxton, Russell L.; Smith, Samuel J. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
Challenges for novice school leaders evolve as information is managed differently and as societal and regulatory expectations change. This study addresses unique challenges faced by practicing school administrators (n = 159) during their first three years in a school leadership position. It focuses on their perceptions, how perceptions of present…
Descriptors: Novices, School Administration, Administrators, Beginning Principals
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Dailey, Ardella – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
The central assumption of this paper is that the use of autoethnography is the best approach to obtain a deeper understanding of the political context, organizational culture, and complex dynamics of a person's lived experience in a leadership position. The central narrative follows the accounts documented through systematic journaling, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Superintendents, Reflection, Ethnography
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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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Gentilucci, James L.; Denti, Lou; Guaglianone, Curtis L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This study utilizes Symbolic Interactionism to explore perspectives of neophyte principals. Findings explain how these perspectives are modified through complex interactions throughout the school year, and they also suggest preparation programs can help new principals most effectively by teaching "soft" skills such as active listening…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrator Education
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Keiser, Kay A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
To creatively and competently utilize community resources and to work successfully for the benefit of all students requires that educational leaders develop positive diversity dispositions. This study explores the effect of school community relations instruction in enhancing educational administration candidates' skills, beliefs, and connections…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Service Learning, Community Relations, Community Resources
Hines, Mack T., III – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This study investigated the interactive effects of supervising principals' and preservice principals' leadership styles on preservice principals' pre and post internship concerns about becoming a principal. These findings suggest that the principal's leadership style is an influential determinant of preservice principals' concerns about becoming a…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Principals
Collay, Michelle – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
This essay reviews the powerful influence of professional identity in shaping how school leaders perceive their work. I review factors that mold teacher professional identity, implications for educational leadership pedagogy, and supports and barriers for teacher leaders to consider in their quest to more fully enact bold, socially responsible…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
Basurto, Imelda; Wise, Donald; Unruh, Ronald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
Few studies provide insight into how California principals perceive Proposition 227 and its impact on bilingual education. The findings of a survey distributed to 100 randomly selected California principals with bilingual programs, indicate the law passed by California voters has not changed the perceptions of California principals towards…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Principals, Bilingualism
Schulte, Laura E.; Kowal, Penny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The purpose of this study was to validate the instrument, Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI), that measures the dispositions of effective school leaders. The ADI could be used to assess administrator candidate dispositions and to integrate dispositions of effective school leaders into the curricula of administrator preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Leadership