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Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo; Du, Fengning – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: This study seeks to identify 172 American elementary, middle, and high school teachers' perceptions of the major sources and intensity of the experience of mistreatment by a principal, the effects of such mistreatment, how these perceptions varied by demographic variables, teachers' coping skills, and teachers' perceptions of contributing…
Descriptors: Coping, Secondary School Teachers, School Personnel, Teaching Conditions
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Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo – Journal of Educational Administration, 2000
Over 800 American teachers responded to an open-ended questionnaire by identifying and describing characteristics of principals that enhanced their classroom instruction and what influences these characteristics had on them. The data revealed 11 strategies and 2 effective-leadership themes: talking with teachers to promote reflection and promoting…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities
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Smith, John K.; Blase, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Empiricists argue that social reality is independent of our interest in it; however, hermeneuticists hold that social reality is socially constructed and facts are not separate from values. Examines the implications of hermeneutics on the study and practice of educational leadership. (54 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics, Leadership Qualities
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Blase, Jo; Blase, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Describes practices, thoughts, and feelings of exemplary, shared-governance principals at nine schools affiliated with Glickman's League of Professional Schools in Georgia, using open-ended interviews. Findings showed that implementing shared governance incorporates five salient themes: meanings, involvement of others, redistribution of power,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance
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Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
Describes the everyday micropolitical facilitative strategies and personal characteristics of exemplary principals who have influenced and enhanced teachers' sense of empowerment. Data were drawn from a qualitative study that interviewed 275 teachers in 11 schools affiliated with C.D. Glickman's League of Professional Schools in Georgia.…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making