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Edeburn, Ellen K.; Knotts, Greg – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Although there is substantial research that has guided middle school reform, there is insufficient support of Latinx students during their normative secondary transition (middle school to high school). Current research emphasizes that students who are not prepared when entering high school will face grim academic futures. The study explores the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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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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Lad, Kaetlyn; Braganza, Desiree – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This article describes the experiences of school personnel working with undocumented immigrants in public schools and the opinions and attitudes of school personnel. The resulting propositions are: (1) Undocumented students and their parents live with a great deal of psychological stress on a daily basis; (2) Undocumented students face multiple…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Undocumented Immigrants, School Personnel, Employee Attitudes
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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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Stebbins, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
Increased class sizes and advising responsibilities are the new realities in California's graduate programs of Educational Administration. In order to effectively meet new challenges, professors must make adjustments in venue, plan meticulously, utilize technology, distribute leadership, and implement alternative grading systems. This is a…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Adult Learning, Leadership Effectiveness, Grading
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Orozco, Linda; Allison, Brad – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
Effective leadership begins with positive relationships and a healthy organizational culture. How well do professors of educational leadership model such leadership ideals within their own universities, departments, and work environments? This article addresses the critical need for professors of educational leadership to look within and determine…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Culture, Educational Administration, Departments
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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
Twale, Darla J.; Place, A. William – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This article offers a conceptual model for a school of education that depicts the collegiate ideology, academic culture, mission statement, managerial climate, and organizational structure. It is designed to help administrators and faculty envision their school/college more holistically when dealing with issues and changes rather than forcing…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Environment, Graduate Students, Leadership Training
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
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