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Cranston, Neil; Mulford, Bill; Keating, Jack; Reid, Alan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a national survey of government primary school principals in Australia, investigating the purposes of education, in terms of the importance and level of enactment of those purposes in schools. Design/methodology/approach: In 2009, an electronic survey was distributed to government…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Objectives
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Lugg, Catherine A.; Shoho, Alan R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss how public school administrators with a social justice perspective have an obligation to permeate society beyond their schools and how they might address the perilous politics associated with advocating social change. Using George Counts' landmark 1932 speech, Dare the School Build a New Social Order? as the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Public Schools, School Administration, Educational Administration
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Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to set the scene for this Special Issue on beginning principals and to inform one's understanding of how new principals manage their work lives to make a difference in their schools. Design/methodology/approach: Based on recent literature on beginning principals, the paper draws together and analyses issues encompassing…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, International Cooperation, Expectation, Recruitment
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Walker, Keith D. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of the article is to call upon educational leaders to consider the forces that hinder hope-giving and to consider viewing their work as inspiring warranted hope among their constituents in situations of well-defined reality. Design/methodological/approach: The author argues that hope is an essential component of leader agency…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to set the stage for the exploration of female leadership in educational systems within developing countries by reviewing the current research on women in educational administration within developing countries and suggesting future directions for further research on this subject in non-western countries.…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Rucinski, Daisy Arredondo; Bauch, Patricia A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: A 34-item Likert-type survey instrument, The Reflective, Ethical, and Moral Assessment Survey (REMAS), measuring perceptions of use of reflective, ethical and moral dispositions and leadership practices was developed. Items, component factors, and results of the self-assessment of graduates from an educational leadership preparation…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Graduates, Program Effectiveness, Factor Analysis
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Stevenson, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The paper seeks to develop a conceptual framework capable of informing future research into beginning principalship in diverse cultural contexts. Design/methodology/approach: Based on recent literature, and specifically drawing on contributions to this Special Issue, the paper explores the relationship between externally generated…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Beginning Principals
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Friedman, Barry A.; Bobrowski, Paula E.; Geraci, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: Parent satisfaction with their children's school is an important issue in today's competitive educational environment characterized by school choice and government standards; however, few empirical studies address school satisfaction similarities and differences among parents from different ethnic groups. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Safety, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Kanan, Hana M.; Baker, Ahmad M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine the perceptions of graduates from an educational administration program in terms of its effectiveness and impact on their lives and careers. Design/methodology/approach: The perceptions of 23 graduates of a Master's degree program in educational administration in a developing university were…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Criticism
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Robertson, Margaret; Grady, Neville; Fluck, Andrew; Webb, Ivan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: To outline the emerging imperative for the integration of ICT into schools and to locate such integration within broad notions of governance and effective implementation. Design/methodology/approach: Using a flexible interview structure, conversations concerning ICT integration into schools were held with 65 school-based personnel in 50…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Governance, Program Implementation
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Young, Michelle; Mountford, Meredith; Skrla, Linda – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to consider the impact of incorporating a set of readings focused on issues of gender, diversity, leadership, and feminist thought into the curriculum of a statewide educational leadership doctoral program. Design/methodology/approach: Based data from open-ended surveys, semi-structured interviews, and…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Gender Issues, Student Diversity, Transformational Leadership
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Sackney, Larry; Walker, Keith – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper sets out to posit that the new economy places a new set of demands on schools and those who lead. Mindfulness, intentional engagement of people and adaptive confidence are needed developmental features of beginning principal success. The paper examines how beginning principals in Canada respond to the capacity-building work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Beginning Principals, Learning Activities
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Hoff, Dianne L.; Yoder, Nancy; Hoff, Peter S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: George Counts' classic 1932 speech asks, "Dare the school build a new social order?" This article proposes examining whether emerging school leaders are prepared to face this challenge and embrace the society-building responsibility at the core of public schooling. It aims to focus especially on students from homogeneous…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Graduate Students, Public Schools, Leadership Training
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McCormick, John; Barnett, Kerry; Alavi, Seyyed Babak; Newcombe, Geoffrey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools. Design/methodology/approach: The authors' approach is to integrate literatures related to corporate and educational boards, motivation, leadership and group processes that are appropriate for conceptualizing independent school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Investigations, Institutional Role, Educational Administration
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Hoog, Jonas; Johansson, Olof; Olofsson, Anders – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper seeks to describe the Swedish compulsory school system and explore a hypothesis about the relationship between structure, culture and leadership as preconditions for successful principalship. Design/methodology/approach: On the basis of earlier research, argues that a principal's success depends on how he or she alters school…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Effective Schools Research, Institutional Environment
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