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Fuller, Edward; Hollingworth, Liz; An, Brian P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: There is growing recognition of the importance of educator diversity. The purpose of this paper is to examine the production, placement and employment of school leaders as assistant principals, principals and school leaders in Texas by the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender over 23 years. Design/methodology/approach: This is a…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrators, Job Placement
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Okilwa, Nathern; Barnett, Bruce – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Robbins ES has sustained high academic performance over almost 20 years despite several changes in principals. Design/methodology/approach: The paper analyzed longitudinal data based on: state-level academic and demographic data; two earlier studies of the school; and recent interviews with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools
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Xu, Lihua; Wubbena, Zane; Stewart, Trae – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factor structure and the measurement invariance of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) across gender of K-12 school principals (n=6,317) in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Nine first-order factor models and four second-order factor models were tested using confirmatory…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Questionnaires, Transformational Leadership, Factor Structure
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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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Marczynski, Jean C.; Gates, Gordon S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze data gathered in 1998 and 2011 from representative samples of women secondary school principals in Texas to identify differences in personal, professional, leadership, and school characteristics. Design/methodology/approach: Two proportionate, random samples were drawn of women secondary principals…
Descriptors: Educational History, Women Administrators, Principals, Secondary Schools
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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Madsen, Jean; Torres, Mario S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The expansion of alternative education, globally, has coincided with a shift towards greater accountability for ensuring educational access and opportunity, high academic standards and increased graduation rates. While studies suggest the pervasive influence of accountability may be redefining how school leaders provide meaningful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Nontraditional Education, Access to Education, High Achievement
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Young, Michelle; Williams, Amy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The prevailing theory of action underlying accountability is that holding schools and students accountable will increase educational output. While accountability's theory of action intuitively seemed plausible, at the point of No Child Left Behind's national implementation, little empirical research was available to either support or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators, Accountability
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Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The aim of this study was two-fold: to demonstrate a general construct of schools called academic optimism and to show it was related to student achievement in urban elementary schools, even controlling for socioeconomic factors, and school size. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 99 urban elementary schools in Texas…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement, School Size