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Wang, Fei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Principals' leadership has become a subversive activity that is carried out strategically to challenge and disrupt the status quo and resist policies and practices that are counterproductive to their work. The purpose of this paper is to reveal subversive tactics principals use in pursuit of justice and equity in schools and identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Power Structure, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Marshall, Stefanie LuVenia; Khalifa, Muhammad A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of instructional leaders in promoting culturally responsive practice in ways that make schooling more inclusive and humanizing for minoritized students and communities. Design/methodology/approach: The data pull from a six-month long case study of a mid-sized, Midwestern school district…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Leadership Styles, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Leadership
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Irby, Decoteau J.; Clark, Shannon P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether race-specific language use can advance organizational learning about the racialized nature of school problems. The study addressed two questions: first, is teacher use of racial language associated with how they frame school discipline problems during conversational exchanges? Second,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Language Usage, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Gunnulfsen, Ann Elisabeth; Roe, Astrid – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine teachers' reported experiences, practices, and attitudes on the use of national test results in a low-stakes accountability context. Whether the stakes are high or low, teachers and school leaders have different experiences, knowledge, and beliefs concerning how to use national test results to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Test Results, Educational Policy
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Adams, Curt; Khojasteh, Jam – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Self-determination theory was used to conceptualize a type of school climate that has consequences for the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of students. The purpose of this paper is to argue that a need-supportive climate emerges through a general pattern of interactions that students experience as supporting their psychological…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Educational Environment, Psychological Needs, Academic Persistence
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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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Mitra, Dana – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider the role of student voice in secondary school reform. Design/methodology/approach: Through a literature review, it defines the concept of student voice within bodies of research on youth participation internationally. Findings: It notes the ways the USA is distinct and lagging behind. It then looks…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Educational Change, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: This study is a quantitative exploration of a new construct the authors label as "academic culture (AC)." Treating it as generalized latent variable composed of academic press (AP), disciplinary climate (DC), and teachers' use of instructional time, the purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of this construct to be a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
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Hardy, Ian; Salo, Petri – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the governance of educational reform, as an interpretive process -- "interpretive governance" -- through a case study of five superintendents living in a predominantly Swedish-speaking region in Finland. Design/methodology/approach: To foreground superintendents' perspectives on reforms as…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Governance, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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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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Bauer, Scott C.; Silver, Lori – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to test the model first presented by Federici and Skaalvik (2012) involving the relationships among four attributes of principals' work--self-efficacy, burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave (persistence). The model is then extended to test the role of isolation as a precursor.…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Burnout, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Secondary school leadership provides multiple challenges in terms of the diversity of tasks, multiple demands on time, balancing communities and attending to instructional programming. An emerging scholarship suggests the importance of a distributed instructional leadership approach to high school leadership. However, what has been less…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Principals
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Moorosi, Pontso; Grant, Carolyn – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the socialisation and leader identity development of school leaders in Southern African countries. Design/methodology/approach: The study utilised a survey of qualitative data where data collection primarily involved in-depth interviews with school principals and deputy principals of both primary…
Descriptors: Socialization, Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role
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Demerath, Peter – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how high-performing schools develop and sustain improvement culture. While school culture has consistently been identified as an essential feature of high-performing schools, many of the ways in which culture shapes specific improvement efforts remain unclear. The paper draws on new research from…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Educational Improvement, School Culture, High Achievement
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Ishimaru, Ann M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of how minoritized families and communities contribute to equity-focused school change, not as individual consumers or beneficiaries, but as educational and community leaders working collectively to transform their schools. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative case study…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Minority Groups, Equal Education, Educational Change
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