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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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Mirci, Philip S.; Hensley, Phyllis A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
We live in an era of unique challenges requiring us to face a new reality mired in information overload for the 21st Century. This new reality emphasizes the critical need for educational leaders who can think and act systemically rather than bureaucratically. The bureaucratic model inherited from the Industrial Era still prevails in many…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Organizational Change, Administrative Organization
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Davis, Steve; Erickson, Deborah E.; Kinsey, Gary W.; Lindsey, Delores; Moore-Steward, Thelma; Padover, Wayne; Thomas, Chris; Wildman, Louis; Wise, Don – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
The current era of school reform has illuminated and amplified the importance of school leaders in providing the conditions and support necessary to engender powerful teaching and learning for all children. Commensurate with this phenomenon is an increased focus on holding school leaders accountable for essential school outcomes. As a consequence,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Administrators, School Administration, Superintendents
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Collay, Michelle; Winkleman, Peg; Garcia, Ray; Guilkey-Amado, Judy – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
This article describes the transformational learning of our educational leadership faculty team as we developed assessments for an equity-centered pedagogy. This piece is taken from a larger study of new leaders' action research projects. The Equity Plan is designed to disrupt inequitable schooling practices by engaging students of educational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Transformative Learning, Instructional Leadership, Faculty
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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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Low, Lori L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
School leaders carry great responsibility when a crisis occurs. Understanding the significance and use of school crisis teams is vitally important and often unknowingly overlooked. This article examines the crucial role of school leaders when a crisis event occurs. Through combining existing research, case vignettes of actual events, and…
Descriptors: School Security, Violence, Death, Crisis Intervention
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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
Padover, Wayne; Elder, Donna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Increasingly, K-12 administrators must address the need for greater funding for their systems and schools. This article presents methods used in higher education that may be of use to its K-12 colleagues. It further suggests professional development to support school leaders in making use of these strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Fund Raising
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