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Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the key individuals, associations and significant events contributing to the establishment and first 50 years of successful publication of the "Journal of Educational Administration". Design/methodology/approach: This paper is historical in design. Information relevant to its 50 years of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Organizations (Groups), Periodicals
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Parkes, Sharon E.; Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to report on the values practised by five effective secondary principals and to seek to identify common values that underpin their work practices. Design/methodology/approach: Principals were observed, each for two days, at work in their schools. From the observations of each principal activities were…
Descriptors: Investigations, Time Management, Principals, Value Judgment
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Maxwell, T. W.; Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Although "climate" has become a part of teachers' everyday language, it is a devious metaphor. An interactive model of school culture (with both covert and overt dimensions) is a more useful concept that could help teachers develop a deeper understanding of school context while reducing their manipulation by researchers. (30 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Jargon
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Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 1971
Describes the development of the Council for Educational Administration, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of educational administration. (JF)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Educational Administration, International Organizations
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Thomas, A. Ross; Slater, R. C. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1972
Reports on a validation study of Halpin and Croft's Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (OCDQ) conducted in a sample of 72 primary schools in South Australia. Data from 727 respondents are analyzed to produce a four factor solution. The factors are identified as supportiveness, operations emphasis, intimacy, and disaffiliation.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Organizational Climate
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Boreham, Rosemary; Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 1979
Pays particular attention to the relationship of the organization to its environment. Also considers problems that arise from the methodology used. (IRT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Thomas, A. Ross – Journal of Educational Administration, 1975
Interviews with professors, students, and practicing administrators, and participation in lectures, seminars, and assessment procedures provided the basis for this investigation of educational administration programs at 12 prominent Canadian universities. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Graduate Study, Higher Education