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Shirazi, Roozbeh – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how the exercise of administrative authority to suspend the Muslim Student Association (MSA), an affinity group at a suburban Midwestern high school, was experienced and perceived by affected students. Notably, it traces the mobilization of the MSA students to challenge the principal's authority…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Educational Environment, Muslims, High Schools
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LeChasseur, Kimberly; Donaldson, Morgaen; Fernandez, Erica; Femc-Bagwell, Michele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Brokering and buffering represent two ways in which principals may respond to hyperrational elements of policy demands in the current era of accountability. The purpose of this paper is to examine how some principals broker more efficient, measurable, and predictable evaluation practices for teachers and others buffer their teachers from…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Policy, Accountability, Evaluation Methods
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Lin, Warangkana; Lee, Moosung – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore a concept that has been less examined in empirical research on school organization, namely Network Learning Capacity (NLC). It is proposed that teachers' professional networks enhance teachers' individual NLC. This process leads to a formation of professional community (PC) and therefore affects the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Workplace Learning
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Mahfouz, Julia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Based on a need to utilize strategies and develop social-emotional competency skills of school administrators, the purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE), a mindfulness-based professional development program, on the leadership and well-being of 13 school…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Daily Living Skills, Well Being, Administrator Attitudes
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Huguet, Alice; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The use of data for instructional improvement is prevalent in today's educational landscape, yet policies calling for data use may result in significant variation at the school level. The purpose of this paper is to focus on tools and routines as mechanisms of principal influence on data-use professional learning communities (PLCs).…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Communities of Practice
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Park, Vicki; St. John, Elise; Datnow, Amanda; Choi, Bailey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how data are used in classroom placement routines. The authors explore educators' assumptions about the purposes of the classroom placement routine, detailing the ostensive (i.e. structure and template) and performative aspects of the routine itself, and the implications of data use for equity and…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Information Utilization, Classroom Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Braaten, Melissa; Bradford, Chris; Kirchgasler, Kathryn L.; Barocas, Sadie Fox – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: When school leaders advance strategic plans focused on improving educational equity through data-driven decision making, how do policies-as-practiced unfold in the daily work of science teachers? The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This ethnographic study examines how data-centric accountability and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Information Utilization, Data, Decision Making
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Garner, Brette; Thorne, Jennifer Kahn; Horn, Ilana Seidel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Though test-based accountability policies seek to redress educational inequities, their underlying theories of action treat inequality as a technical problem rather than a political one: data point educators toward ameliorative actions without forcing them to confront systemic inequities that contribute to achievement disparities. To…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Data Interpretation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Gannon-Slater, Nora; La Londe, Priya G.; Crenshaw, Hope L.; Evans, Margaret E.; Greene, Jennifer C.; Schwandt, Thomas A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Data use cultures in schools determine data use practices. Such cultures can be muted by powerful macro accountability and organizational learning cultures. Further, strong equity-oriented data use cultures are challenging to establish. The purpose of this paper is to engage these cultural tensions. Design/methodology/approach: The data…
Descriptors: Accountability, Organizational Culture, Information Utilization, Observation
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Rosenblatt, Zehava – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper, three-study research project, is to establish and validate a two-dimensional scale to measure teachers' and school administrators' accountability disposition. Design/methodology/approach: The scale items were developed in focus groups, and the final measure was tested on various samples of Israeli teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Measures (Individuals), Attitude Measures
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Liu, Yan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which principals' instructional leadership predicts teacher self-efficacy, in order to identify whether a relationship exists between principals' perceived instructional leadership practices and teachers perceived self-efficacy in classroom management, instruction, and student…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Prediction
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Romanowski, Michael H. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of neoliberalism and the accreditation of educational leadership programs in one Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country by contextualizing the accreditation process and closely examining the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards used by NCATE, now CAEP, to accredit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Accreditation (Institutions), Discourse Analysis
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Sutherland, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of trust in a school community related to the leadership response to crisis. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study was a multiple-source qualitative study of a single case of a PreK-12 international school called The Learning School. Findings: The findings revealed the nature of how…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Leadership, Crisis Management, International Schools
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Chesnut, Colleen E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the program structure and design considerations of a 25-day, full-time apprenticeship in a university-based principal preparation program. Design/Methodology/ Approach: The study used a qualitative case study design that drew upon interviews and focus groups with program participants as well as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround, Administrator Education
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