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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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Nordgren, R. D. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This examination emanates from the rise in nativist populism across the United States and Europe. Nativist populism is fueled by charismatic leaders who advocate isolationist, neoliberal policies that ostensibly aim to help the economic fortunes of those left behind by rapid globalization; however, these same policies could very well be creating…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Public Education, Neoliberalism, Public Policy
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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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Krovetz, Martin – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
As the Director of LEAD, an affiliated center with the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), the author and his colleagues have the opportunity to work with teachers and administrators to develop "Habits of Mind" and "Habits of Character" that focus expectations for students and teachers. Habits of Mind are aligned with Bloom's…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, School Culture, Poverty
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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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Jacobson-Lundeberg, Vera – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This paper examines students' perceptions of how intentionally taught 21st century skills have transformed their lives. Personal development education (PDE) encompasses interpersonal and interaction skills that are required for students to function and succeed in global-oriented 21st century colleges and careers. The Common Core State Standards…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Skill Development, Student Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Reis, Noni Mendoza; Lu, Mei-Yan; Miller, Michael – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This article provides a discussion of how fieldwork can enhance the preparation of school leaders, and how this emphasis on practical, experiential learning can expose students to the wide array of challenges facing public schools. We discuss ways to transform traditional and procedural fieldwork objectives of our students to those that address…
Descriptors: Role, Social Justice, Field Experience Programs, Public Schools
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Brown, Kathleen M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
North Carolina's Race to the Top (RttT) grant earmarked approximately $17.5 million to "increase the number of principals qualified to lead transformational change in low-performing schools in both rural and urban areas" (NCDPI, 2010, p.10). To accomplish this, the state established three Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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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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Erickson, Deborah E. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
Every two years, institutions sponsoring credentialing programs in California are required to submit a detailed biennial report, which includes data on at least four key assessments showing 1) candidate competence and/or 2) program efficacy. This article reports the types of assessments used from 25 institutions that completed biennial reports for…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Annual Reports, Testing Programs, Credentials
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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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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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Gray, Mariama Smith – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
In this article, I explore how discriminatory adult practices disproportionately involve Latino boys in the juvenile justice system. I use the critical methodologies of critical ethnography, critical discourse analysis and Critical Race Theory (CRT) to provide a race-centered analysis of decision-making in student discipline. My findings reveal…
Descriptors: Males, Discipline Policy, Race, Critical Theory
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Arriaza, Gilberto – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This article outlines the need of infusing critical discourse analysis into the preparation and support of prospective school leaders. It argues that in the process of school transformation, the school leader must possess the ability to self-reflect on his/her language and understand the potential power of language as a means that may support or…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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