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Roegman, Rachel; Woulfin, Sarah – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reconceptualize the theory-practice gap in educational leadership, not as a deficit, but as a necessity for legitimacy within institutional contexts. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on institutional theory to reframe the theory-practice gap, which is often seen as a deficit of leaders or…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Vignettes
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Cuban, Larry – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explain how errors in policymaking contribute to the minimal impact that structural, curricular and cultural changes have made on teaching practice in American schools. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on the author's research legacy, the paper extends an historical analysis to explore and explain current…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Administrative Change, Curriculum Development
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Creighton, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Following a literature review on policy development and decision-making--their participants, processes, innovative directions, and contexts--this study develops a series of analytical questions exploring the aspects of curriculum innovation. (JW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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Hickrod, G. Alan; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1974
There is an identifiable "democratic theory of school finance" that can be seen in the works of classical authors, in the current professional educational literature, and in some recent court opinions. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History
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Murphy, Joseph; Adams, Jacob E., Jr. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Examines causes, strategies, and dynamics of U.S. excellence-era educational reforms, assessing economic, social, and political reform pressures. Examines major governmental, professional, citizen, and market policies promulgated across three promising, if problematic, reform periods characterized as intensification, restructuring, and reformation…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Analyzes the evolving U.S. principalship between 1960 and the present, focusing on three influential roles: program manager, instructional leader, and transformational leader. Assesses these roles in light of contextual changes, particularly developments in national and state educational policy. Unfortunately, a strong administrative leader image…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Context Effect, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Murphy, Joseph; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Draws on other articles in this journal issue to identify emergent themes concerning the principal's evolving role in several countries. Explains the context for change, including reform pressures and political response, and examines principals' changing work environment, their transformed roles, and preparation and professional development…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnston, A. P.; Moore, Joseph B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1990
Explores what difference the tightness or looseness of language makes in a policy's actual implementation. Applies three policy language categories (philosophical, professional, and prescriptive) to several uses (purpose, evaluation, discretion, responsibility, and relationship) to explain the importance of wording battles to policymaking…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Language, Policy Formation
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Vandenberghe, Roland – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Attributes role changes for Belgian principals to turbulence in the policymaking arena and to involvement in large-scale improvement projects during the past 20 years. Principal's tasks are grouped around two sets of activities: assessing the importance of external and internal factors on the local school and making central policies more…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decentralization, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Auster, Ethel – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Interviews with administrators and reviews of official reports in 12 Ontario school districts provided data on the processes and participants involved in policymaking, the size of the central office administrative staff, and the nature of changes in administrative organization over the preceding decade. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Decision Making
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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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Hanson, E. Mark – Journal of Educational Administration, 1998
Explains key issues and forces that shape organization and management strategies of educational decentralization, using examples from Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Spain. Core decentralization issues include national and regional goals, planning, political stress, resource distribution, infrastructure development, and job…
Descriptors: Centralization, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Policy
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Inbar, Dan E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Considers educational planning as a communication of shared symbols creating intent geared toward change. Elaborates 11 groups of metaphorical images of planning (as circle, recipe, compass, map, puzzle, tree, maze, Ariadne's thread, prediction, art, and spider's web) bridging impression and expression. Relates this metaphorical analysis to…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schweitzer, Hartmut – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Outlines the differing educational philosophies, policies, and organizational structures of the two Germanies, from nursery to university level. Examines future prospects for integrating both institutions and personnel. Although unification was made possible by the former East Germans, they and their institutions must make the greater adaptation…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Bell, Les – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Educational policy in England has passed through four main stages during the past three decades. The Social-democratic, resource-constrained, and market phases all contain inherently weak elements of New Labour's Excellence Movement. Less linear, more collaborative forms of school leadership are recommended. Contains 65 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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