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Hackmann, Donald G.; Malin, Joel R.; Ahn, Joonkil – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine data use practices within a cross-sector initiative involving high school career academies. It discerns how partners used data to assess the public value of academies and address equity concerns. Design/methodology/approach: A case study methodology was applied to examine cross-sector activities…
Descriptors: Data Use, Career Academies, High Schools, Educational Change
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Meyers, Coby Vincent; VanGronigen, Bryan Alexander – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: School improvement planning, especially for low-performing schools, can be conceptualized as a planning process to strategically improve organizational processes, operations and outcomes. However, bureaucratic procedures and related inflexibilities sometimes results in inauthentic plan development. The purpose of this paper is to analyze…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Principals, School Turnaround, School Effectiveness
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Secondary school leadership provides multiple challenges in terms of the diversity of tasks, multiple demands on time, balancing communities and attending to instructional programming. An emerging scholarship suggests the importance of a distributed instructional leadership approach to high school leadership. However, what has been less…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Principals
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Demerath, Peter – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how high-performing schools develop and sustain improvement culture. While school culture has consistently been identified as an essential feature of high-performing schools, many of the ways in which culture shapes specific improvement efforts remain unclear. The paper draws on new research from…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Educational Improvement, School Culture, High Achievement
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Ishimaru, Ann M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of how minoritized families and communities contribute to equity-focused school change, not as individual consumers or beneficiaries, but as educational and community leaders working collectively to transform their schools. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative case study…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Minority Groups, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Shirazi, Roozbeh – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how the exercise of administrative authority to suspend the Muslim Student Association (MSA), an affinity group at a suburban Midwestern high school, was experienced and perceived by affected students. Notably, it traces the mobilization of the MSA students to challenge the principal's authority…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Educational Environment, Muslims, High Schools
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to do methodological review of the literature on educational leaders and emotions that includes 49 empirical studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 1992 and 2012. Design/methodology/approach: The work systematically analyzes descriptive information, methods, and designs in these studies, and their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Journal Articles
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Malin, Joel R.; Hackmann, Donald – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how two urban principals, in high schools that feature comprehensive college-and-career readiness practices, utilize distributed leadership to facilitate their implementation. Design/methodology/approach: This study employed qualitative methods. Drawing upon semi-structured interview data,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Principals, College Readiness
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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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Romero, Lisa S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on student trust and to examine the relationship between student trust, behavior, and academic outcomes in high school. It asks, first, does trust have a positive effect on high school outcomes? Second, does trust influence student behavior, exerting an indirect effect on…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, School Size, Socioeconomic Status
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Ben Sasson, Dvora; Somech, Anit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: Despite growing research on school aggression, significant gaps remain in the authors' knowledge of team aggression, since most studies have mainly explored aggression on the part of students. The purpose of this paper is to focus on understanding the phenomenon of workplace aggression in school teams. Specifically, the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Teamwork
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Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Gareis, Christopher R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among faculty trust in the principal, principal leadership behaviors, school climate, and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Data from 64 elementary, middle, and high schools in two school districts formed the basis of the study (n = 3,215 teachers), allowing for…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Principals, Faculty, Administrator Behavior
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to bring together for the first time three studies of middle-level leaders in secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. The studies span more than a decade and allow consideration of the progress in developing middle-level leadership roles. Design/methodology/approach: All studies followed a consistent approach…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Datnow, Amanda; Park, Vicki; Kennedy-Lewis, Brianna – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: An increasing number of schools and districts across the US are requiring teachers to collaborate for the purpose of data-driven decision making. Research suggests that both data use and teacher collaboration are important ingredients in the school improvement process. Existing studies also reveal the complexities of teacher collaboration…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Data, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers
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Adams, Curt M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the validity of using collective trust as a social indicator of instructional capacity. Design/methodology/approach: A hypothesized model was advanced for the empirical investigation. Collective trust was specified as a latent construct with observable indicators being principal trust in faculty (PTF),…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Social Indicators, Validity, Urban Schools
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