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Potterton, Amanda U. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: In Arizona's mature, market-based school system, we know little about how school leaders make meaning of school choice policies and programs on the ground. Using ethnographic methods, the author asked: How do school leaders in one Arizona district public school and in its surrounding community, which includes a growing number of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Choice, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Redding, Christopher; Booker, Laura Neergaard; Smith, Thomas M.; Desimone, Laura M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Administrator support has been identified as a key factor in deterring teacher turnover. Yet, the specific ways school principals directly or indirectly influence teacher retention remain underexamined. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This study includes a survival analysis to examine when beginning…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence
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Engel, Mimi; Cannata, Marisa; Curran, F. Chris – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Over the past decade, policy researchers and advocates have called for the decentralization of teacher hiring decisions from district offices to school principals. The purpose of this paper is to document the trends across two and a half decades in principals' reported influence over teacher hiring decisions in the USA and explore how and…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Selection, School Districts, Administrative Organization
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Donaldson, Morgaen; Mavrogordato, Madeline – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how school leaders use high-stakes teacher evaluation to improve and, if necessary, remove low-performing teachers in their schools. It explores how cognitive, relational and organizational factors play a role in shaping the way school leaders implement teacher evaluation.…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Giersch, Jason; Dong, Christopher – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: What do principals look for when hiring teachers? The purpose of this paper is to extend the knowledge concerning what aspects of teacher quality are in demand among the individuals who administer schools and make hiring decisions. Design/methodology/approach: Rather than employing interviews or surveys, the authors utilized a conjoint…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Selection, Preferences, Teacher Effectiveness
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Park, Vicki; St. John, Elise; Datnow, Amanda; Choi, Bailey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how data are used in classroom placement routines. The authors explore educators' assumptions about the purposes of the classroom placement routine, detailing the ostensive (i.e. structure and template) and performative aspects of the routine itself, and the implications of data use for equity and…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Information Utilization, Classroom Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Braaten, Melissa; Bradford, Chris; Kirchgasler, Kathryn L.; Barocas, Sadie Fox – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: When school leaders advance strategic plans focused on improving educational equity through data-driven decision making, how do policies-as-practiced unfold in the daily work of science teachers? The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This ethnographic study examines how data-centric accountability and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Information Utilization, Data, Decision Making
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Sutherland, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of trust in a school community related to the leadership response to crisis. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study was a multiple-source qualitative study of a single case of a PreK-12 international school called The Learning School. Findings: The findings revealed the nature of how…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Leadership, Crisis Management, International Schools
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Weiner, Jennie M.; Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insights into how a group of novice principals, all in schools that deployed principles of autonomy as mechanisms for improvement, conceptualized what the authors label "controlled autonomy"--a condition in which school leaders are expected to both make site-based decisions and be accountable…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Improvement
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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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Schechter, Chen; Shaked, Haim – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Turning an education reform program into school reality greatly depends on the principal. In certain cases, principals choose to implement reform instructions only partially. The purpose of this paper is to explore school principals' considerations leading to their decisions not to fulfill a national reform's guidelines in a full and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Provost, Steven; Madden, Jake – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: This paper argues that in a well-organised school with strong leadership and vision coupled with a concerted effort to improve the teaching performance of each teacher, student achievement can be enhanced. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while macro-effect sizes such as "whole of school" metrics are useful for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Data Interpretation
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Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the extent to which human resources (HR) decision making is influenced by the social context of school systems. More specifically, this study draws upon organizational theory focussed on the microfoundations of organizations as a lens identify key aspects of school HR decision making at the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Decision Making, Personnel Management, Social Environment
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Nordholm, Daniel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the Swedish National Agency for Education's launch of the nationwide Lgr11 curriculum reform and how local education authorities (LEAs) in one municipality translated and responded to the National Agency's directives. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents empirical data from a qualitative…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Brown, Chris; Zhang, Dell – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Whilst beneficial, the use of evidence to improve teaching and learning in schools is proving difficult to achieve in practice. The purpose of this paper is to shed new light on this issue by examining the applicability of a model of rational behaviour as relates to the notion of evidence-informed practice (EIP). Specifically, exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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