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Louis, Karen Seashore; Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether principals can have an impact on organizational learning (OL). The authors use a cultural perspective, based both in the emerging literature from positive psychology and the relatively well-developed research tradition in studying the nature and impacts of OL to address four questions:…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Trust (Psychology), Caring, Organizational Culture
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Goldring, Ellen; Cravens, Xiu; Porter, Andrew; Murphy, Joseph; Elliott, Steve – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing dialog of whether and how instructional leadership is distinguished conceptually from general leadership notions, such as charisma, and to continue the ongoing psychometric research on the The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) by examining its convergent and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The goal of this narrative synthesis is twofold. The purpose of this paper is to understand the barriers and constraints that hinder or prevent the growth of professional community. The author also want to form an empirical understanding of how educators can be successful in meeting these challenges. In both cases, the author wish to grow…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Improvement, Communities of Practice, School Culture
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to unpack the foundations for the national standards for school leaders in the USA. The author examines some of the background of the Standards from 1996 to 2015. The author explores the two foundations on which the ISLLC Standards rest, academic press and supportive community. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational History, Foundations of Education, Meta Analysis
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive framework for capturing the complex concept the authors call school improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The author begins by anchoring that framework on an historical understanding of school improvement. The framework itself is then presented. Five dimensions are described: the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Construction Materials, Historical Interpretation, Educational History
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Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the literature from the organizational sciences to develop a grounded narrative of turnaround leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is a review of literature, which employs a ten-step process to explore and make sense of the turnaround literature from the organizational sciences. The…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Sciences, Leadership, Public Sector
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Murphy, Joseph; Adams, Jacob E., Jr. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Examines causes, strategies, and dynamics of U.S. excellence-era educational reforms, assessing economic, social, and political reform pressures. Examines major governmental, professional, citizen, and market policies promulgated across three promising, if problematic, reform periods characterized as intensification, restructuring, and reformation…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Murphy, Joseph; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Draws on other articles in this journal issue to identify emergent themes concerning the principal's evolving role in several countries. Explains the context for change, including reform pressures and political response, and examines principals' changing work environment, their transformed roles, and preparation and professional development…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Murphy, Joseph; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1989
Eleven approaches to administrator training representative of the new era are analyzed. Emphasized are pressure for changes, areas of weakness, common aspects emerging, and problems involved in the new movement in training. (84 references) (SI)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Educational Administration
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Myers, Emily; Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 1995
Examines control mechanisms that superintendents used to shape and direct suburban high school principals' work. Includes four hierarchical controls (supervision, input, behavior, and output) and two nonhierarchical controls (section/socialization and environmental), along with school social status and district size. The control mechanisms were…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, High Schools, Principals, Professional Autonomy
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Walker, Allan; Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 1986
The Disadvantaged Schools Program (DSP) has been an important and integral part of education for many Australian students for over a decade. After reviewing eight school effectiveness variables, this paper argues that adding a new emphasis on academic success and cognitive skills will enhance the DSP program. Includes 3 tables and 20 references.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Murphy, Joseph; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1987
Investigates the nature of administrative control in 12 instructionally effective school districts in California. Nine control functions are assumed to affect student outcomes by influencing curriculum and instruction. Findings from interviews with superintendents revealed more district-level control of principal behavior and site activity than…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Centralization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Murphy, Joseph; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1986
Superintendents in 12 instructionally effective California school districts were interviewed and documents were analyzed for coordination of instructional activities management. Results suggest that these superintendents are more active "instructional managers" than expected. A uniform picture of instructional coordination is not…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles