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Louis, Karen Seashore – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the author's commentary on the special issue of "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Systemwide Reform: Examining Districts under Pressure". Design/methodology/approach: The author gives her personal opinions, draws upon her recent experiences in the national…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership
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Anderson, Stephen E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the author's commentary on the special issue of "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Systemwide Reform: Examining Districts under Pressure". Design/methodology/approach: The major thesis of this commentary and reflection on the preceding papers is that there is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, School Districts, Politics of Education, Accountability
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Stoll, Louise – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the author's commentary on the special issue of "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Systemwide Reform: Examining Districts under Pressure". Design/methodology/approach: In framing her reflections, the author has looked across the five articles in the special issue,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Collinson, Vivienne – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose--The paper aims to provide a theoretically-based set of skills and practices that develop organizational members and leaders while building organizational capacity. Design/methodology/approach--The paper advances four arguments about learning and leading, drawing on classical and contemporary scholarship of organizational learning theory…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities
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Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to argue that leadership, including distributed leadership, is a concept of folk psychology and is more productively viewed as an emergent self-organising property of complex systems. It aims to argue the case on the basis that claims to (distributed) leadership outrun the theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Investigations, Rhetoric, Psychology
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Skrla, Linda; Bell McKenzie, Kathryn; Scheurich, James Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to reflect on and respond to the papers contained in this Special Issue of "Journal of Educational Administration." Design/methodology/approach: A commentary is provided for each of the nine articles in the Special Issue. Findings: The papers in the Special Issue constitute a substantial and important…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Perspective Taking
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Riley, Dan; Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). The primary purpose of the NCSL is to improve student attainment levels through enhancement of leadership capacity within England's government schools. The critique aims to include the issues of strategic…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Teaching (Occupation), Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Keith D. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of the article is to call upon educational leaders to consider the forces that hinder hope-giving and to consider viewing their work as inspiring warranted hope among their constituents in situations of well-defined reality. Design/methodological/approach: The author argues that hope is an essential component of leader agency…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
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Brown, Kathleen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: Outlines a framework for social justice, describes both the social and educational context of South Africa, highlights inequitable funding practices, and then advocates for policy changes in the form of vertical equity. Design/methodology/approach: Provides a retrospective review of mandated segregation by race to hypothetical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Racial Segregation, Educational Quality
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Keedy, John L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the international debate over the university as the service provider for school administrator preparation programs from the United States perspective. Design/methodology/approach: The author's approach is that of using historical analysis in developing a conceptual position the author argues…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Administration, Teaching Methods
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Starratt, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper summarizes and compares the perspectives of the prior essays in this issue. Goes on to argue that education for democracy requires dialogical, authentic learning rather than the commodification of uniform, standardized knowledge and its acquisition touted by those marketizing education primarily for economic purposes. The paper calls…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Leadership, Cooperation
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Gunter, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
The Galbraith article gives us the opportunity to think out loud about the purposes and practices of field activity, and in responding, this article argues that Galbraith is more concerned with the technical application of a method rather than investigating knowledge production. Using Bourdieu's theory of practice enables critical evaluation to be…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, Criticism, Physics
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Collinson, Vivienne – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper argues that conditions supporting dissemination (sharing) of teachers' learning are necessary for school change and organizational learning. Based on a qualitative study that explored dissemination of teachers' learning within a multi-school computer technology project, the paper identifies 43 factors that motivate teachers' sharing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Information Dissemination, Organizational Culture, Learning
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Sullivan, Terence J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This article discusses the viability of concepts such as complex systems theory, evolutionary theory and chaos theory as metaphors for being able to give a global perspective of one particular school described in a previous article entitled "Leading people in a chaotic world." The article restates and re-explains this one particular case in…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Global Approach, Physics, Organizational Change
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Clarke, Simon; Wildy, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper proceeds from the basis that leadership can only be understood in context and by viewing it from the inside. In particular, it argues that the contextual complexity of small school leadership warrants attention from researchers, policy makers and system administrators and describes the nature of this complexity as depicted in the…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Context Effect
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