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Green, Terrance; Rodgers, Melissa – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the ongoing, iterative and empirical work to develop, test and revise the Community Equity Literacy Leadership Assessment (CELLA) for principals through several studies: a sorting study and expert panel survey review. Design/methodology/approach: This study employs several survey development…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Leadership Qualities, Surveys, School Community Relationship
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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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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this contribution is to draw on several recent contributions from the "Journal of Educational Administration" to reflect on the relationship between school supervision and educational leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The German context of school supervision was first laid out. A comparative analysis of all…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, School Administration
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Honig, Meredith I.; Rainey, Lydia R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Districts across the country are calling on their principal supervisors to shift from mainly focusing on operations and compliance to dedicating their time to help principals grow as instructional leaders. Learning theory elaborates that such support for principals demands that supervisors take a teaching-and-learning approach -- which…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervision, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Aas, Marit; Paulsen, Jan Merok – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: A number of empirical studies and evaluations in Norway and Sweden shows variabilities in the degree to which the municipalities succeed in their endeavors to support school principals' instructional leadership practices. In response to this situation, the Norwegian and Swedish directorates of education have developed a joint…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Wilkinson, Jane; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Kemmis, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Catholic district offices support school leaders' instructional leadership practices at times of major reform. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs the theory of practice architectures as a lens through which to examine local site-based responses to system-wide reforms in two…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Catholic Schools
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Thessin, Rebecca A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand what the principal and principal supervisor each bring and contribute to their collaborative work that is consequential for the principal's learning and development as an instructional leader. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple case study methodology is used to gather data from 12 principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Supervision, School Administration
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Rigby, Jessica; Donaldson Walsh, Emily; Boten, Shelley; Deno, Allison; Harrison, M. Scott; Merrell, Rodrick; Pritchett, Sarah; Seaman, Scott – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Research on principal supervisors (PSs) is an emerging field, and principal supervision for racial equity has not yet been studied or theorized. Conducted in partnership with practicing district leaders, the purpose of this paper is to examine current PS leadership in three districts at various points of engagement in equitable leadership…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Principals, Supervision, School Districts
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Oduol, Truphena; Cornforth, Sue – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to question the usefulness of Euro-Western concepts of principled ethical behaviour for school leaders in non-Euro-Western countries by examining the dilemmas faced by Kenyan educational leaders. Design/methodology/approach: A single, multi-site case study methodological approach was used, and data gathered by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Yoon, Irene H.; Barton, Annie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: In empirical research and practitioner guides, turnaround processes tend to be described in terms of discrete stages and strategies. Though necessary, this characterization belies the twists and turns of turnaround leadership. The purpose of this paper is to expand the assumptions of how turnaround proceeds in linear "chronos"…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Accountability, Principals
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Hu, Bi Ying; Li, Yuanhua; Wang, Chuang; Reynolds, Barry Lee; Wang, Shuang – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between school climate and teacher stress. Specifically, the authors construct two parsimonious models to test two main hypotheses. First, whether preschool collegial leadership predicts teachers' job stress through the mediating role of teacher self-efficacy; second, whether…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Preschool Teachers, Stress Variables, Predictor Variables
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Ford, Timothy G.; Olsen, Jentre; Khojasteh, Jam; Ware, Jordan; Urick, Angela – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The actions of school leaders engender working conditions that can play a role in positively (or negatively) affecting teachers' motivation, well-being or professional practice. The purpose of this paper is to explore how leader actions might bring about positive teacher outcomes through meeting teachers' psychological needs at three…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Faculty Mobility
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on professional learning communities (PLCs) run for and by teachers to achieve their ongoing professional development and greater pupil attainment. The paper examined principals' perceptions of how such PLCs influence teachers, teacher learning and school processes, and their own involvement in PLCs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Communities of Practice
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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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Fuller, Edward; Hollingworth, Liz; An, Brian P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: There is growing recognition of the importance of educator diversity. The purpose of this paper is to examine the production, placement and employment of school leaders as assistant principals, principals and school leaders in Texas by the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender over 23 years. Design/methodology/approach: This is a…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrators, Job Placement
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