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Licata, Joseph W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Examines interview responses of 28 school principals concerning informal interaction with peers. Responses indicate norms and beliefs prohibiting negatism, pessimism, discussion of small issues, disloyalty, boasting, or gossiping. Findings suggest that humor and social support systems in the administrative subculture are consistent with…
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Organization
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Leach, David J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
After summarizing research into the sources and correlates of teacher stress, this article defines and proposes a model of work-related stress in school, incorporating current concepts and research findings. Strategies for coping with the buildup of environmental stressors are developed for application at various administrative levels within the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Environment
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Nolan, B. C; Nolan, C. R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Modern school executives have a bewildering number of management philosophies to choose from and a seemingly limitless supply of buzzwords and fads. In this poem, St. Peter (Heaven's chief executive) has trouble forming committees of subluminaries to help him decide which managerial types should enter the pearly gates. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Committees, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Beare, Hedley – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
The 1980s will be a period of restructuring for Australian education. Four factors will be central to this process: school-based decision-making, new administrative structures, regionalization, and declining and shifting enrollments. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration
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Corson, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Challenges certain theoretical assumptions underlying educational administration. Demands critical thinking about ethical aspects, particularly the relationship between "quality of judgement" and "deciding rightness." Proposes an ethics program for school administrators incorporating values reflected in schools as a social…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Critical Thinking, Education Courses, Educational Administration
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Marshall, Catherine – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Applies Erving Goffman's stigma theory to impressions of 25 women in educational administration careers. Analyzes data from an earlier study to show how women administrators, confronted with male leadership norms, deviate, acquire stigma, and become marginal. Concludes with suggestions for change, citing 32 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Isherwood, Geoffrey B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Discusses leadership styles in two distinct situations--cooperative and counteractive. Effective leadership in cooperative situations depends on productivity, satisfaction, and cohesion in problem solving. Counteractive situations demand a political leadership style at home with coalitions, bargaining, persuasion, and coercion. Dynamic leadership…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics
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Housego, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
The Local Government Act of 1972 redefined local government boundaries in England and reduced the number of local education authorities. Ancillary corporate management "reforms" ultimately reduced the chief education officer's power, enhanced ruling party and chief executive power, and heavily politicized the education service. (49…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government
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Batchler, Merv – Journal of Educational Administration, 1981
Examines the implications for educators of the "Motivation-Hygiene Theory" proposed by Frederick Herzberg. Suggests increasing staff opportunities for goal setting, decision making, and expanded professional competence as strategies for developing staff motivation. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Enrichment