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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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Galbraith, Peter – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This article addresses issues associated with applications of ideas from "chaos theory" to educational administration and leadership as found in the literature. Implications are considered in relation to claims concerning the behaviour of non-linear dynamic systems, and to the nature of the interpretations and recommendations that are made. To aid…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Physics, Performance Factors, Leadership Styles
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Pashiardis, Petros – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
Life is lived in an era characterised by complexity and instability. Pedagogical ideals or educational goals are usually determined based on the socio-political and cultural period in which people find themselves at a specific point in its history. Then, in what ways do people train their principals to be models of and act in line with those…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Objectives, Personnel Management, Foreign Countries
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Gamson, David A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
Examines the history of educational administration in the USA during the Progressive era (1890-1940). Using Callahan's Education and the Cult of Efficiency as a starting point, examines school district-based administrative practices that offered viable alternatives to the business-oriented, "scientific management" reforms that tended to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Administration, United States History, School Districts
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Williams, Leonard B.; Hoy, Wayne K. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1971
Explores the usefulness of the "Contingency Model" of leadership effectiveness -- effectiveness of a group is contingent upon the relationship between leadership style and the degree to which the situation enables the leader to exert his influence. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, Leadership Styles
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Patterson, Graham – Journal of Educational Administration, 1980
Using Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" as a basis, the author offers an alternative to deficit model programing (catch-up classes for "deficient" students) and posits an approach to problem solving that depends on dialog and interaction. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moyle, Colin R. J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1979
The leadership of the principal is a crucial factor in the functioning of the Instructional Improvement Committees (IICs) in the multiunit schools studies. IICs are representative cabinet-type leadership committees. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Education, Leadership Styles, Management Teams
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Brown, Bonnie Leverette – Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
This research investigates the leadership behavior of principals and the personal characteristics of teachers as both are related to elementary teachers' professional zone of acceptance. Data from 46 elementary schools support the hypothesis that a principal's leadership style combining both structure and consideration encourages cooperation by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Styles
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Punch, Keith F.; Ducharme, David J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1972
Limited support is found for two hypotheses suggesting inverse relationships between the maturity level of teachers, and the degree to which they prefer task and relationship oriented leadership behavior. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Age, Elementary Schools, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles
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Macpherson, R. J. S.; Vann, Barbara – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Describes action research that helped a school community recover from a music teacher's suicide. Summarizes an external counselor's advice to the principal and various stages of coping with trauma, dealing with loss, and negotiating a new stable state. Finds the principal central to the politics of grief. Explores an educative grief management…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
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Strachan, Jane – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Uses a qualitative, feminist, case-study methodology to research the feminist leadership of three women secondary principals in New Zealand. Being student-focused was central to feminist educational leaders' practice within a neoliberal context demanding increased financial, accountability, and marketing responsibilities. They prevailed by working…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Case Studies, Context Effect, Faculty Workload
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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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Greenfield, William D.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Draws on Blumberg and Greenfield's studies of effective principals to offer an operational definition of school vision, based on teacher perceptions. The instrument developed consists of three subscales (vision exchange, internalization, and sacrifice). The perceived robustness of the principal's role was significantly correlated with two School…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Measurement Techniques
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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
A study of 20 representative primary schools in New South Wales, Australia, revealed that a high degree of principal supportiveness as measured by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire was associated positively with curriculum decision making by staff groups and negatively with curriculum decision-making by individual teachers. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Robson, Donald L.; Davis, Marlene E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Examines the effects on school administrators' influence of the formal relationships established by collective bargaining and of administrators' leadership styles. A survey conducted in 20 Chicago-area high schools measures as a dependent variable teachers'"professional zone of acceptance" or psychological contract. (MCG)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Contracts, High Schools, Leadership
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