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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