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Weiner, Jennie M.; Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insights into how a group of novice principals, all in schools that deployed principles of autonomy as mechanisms for improvement, conceptualized what the authors label "controlled autonomy"--a condition in which school leaders are expected to both make site-based decisions and be accountable…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Improvement
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Silva, Patricia; Slater, Charles L.; Lopez Gorosave, Gema; Cerdas, Victoria; Torres, Nancy; Antunez, Serafin; Briceno, Fernando – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of school leaders to provide social justice in three contexts: Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was conducted under the interpretative tradition characterized by a search for an understanding of the social world from the point of view of a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Justice, Administrator Role, Qualitative Research
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Okilwa, Nathern; Barnett, Bruce – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Robbins ES has sustained high academic performance over almost 20 years despite several changes in principals. Design/methodology/approach: The paper analyzed longitudinal data based on: state-level academic and demographic data; two earlier studies of the school; and recent interviews with…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools
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Ford, Michael R.; Ihrke, Douglas M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the differing ways in which nonprofit charter and traditional public school board members define the concept of accountability in the school or schools they oversee. The findings speak to the governing consequences of shifting oversight of public education from democratically elected bodies to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Accountability, Charter Schools, Public Schools
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Schechter, Chen; Shaked, Haim – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Turning an education reform program into school reality greatly depends on the principal. In certain cases, principals choose to implement reform instructions only partially. The purpose of this paper is to explore school principals' considerations leading to their decisions not to fulfill a national reform's guidelines in a full and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making
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Berkovich, Izhak – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Fundamental aspects of educational leadership preparation programs regarding social justice are embodied in program design elements, yet the scholarly community did not adequately address these issues. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach: The essay suggests that organizational theories dealing with…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Social Justice, Program Design, College Faculty
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Lee, Daphnee Hui Lin; Chiu, Chi Shing – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how principals' leadership approaches to teacher professional development arise from school banding and may impact upon teacher professional capital and student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: The case study is situated within the context of school-based management, comprising reflective…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, School Based Management
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Malin, Joel R.; Hackmann, Donald – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how two urban principals, in high schools that feature comprehensive college-and-career readiness practices, utilize distributed leadership to facilitate their implementation. Design/methodology/approach: This study employed qualitative methods. Drawing upon semi-structured interview data,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Principals, College Readiness
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King, Fiona; Stevenson, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: In recent years the benefits of distributed leadership have often assumed the status of an unchallengeable orthodoxy. There is a general acceptance that leadership is best when it is dispersed. In reality this is often little more than a form of "licensed leadership" in which those working in subordinate roles can only exercise…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Administrative Organization, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
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Somech, Anit; Khotaba, Soha – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to use a model to broaden the understanding of the organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) phenomenon in educational teams and examines team OCB's mediating role in the relation of the contextual variables of team justice climate (distributive justice, procedural justice, interpersonal justice) to team…
Descriptors: Models, Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, Junior High Schools
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Benoliel, Pascale; Barth, Anat – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: As a result of continuous reforms, increased emphasis has been placed on participative leadership as a means to improving school and teacher outcomes. However, along with the benefits of participative leadership comes the potential for strain and burnout, which stem from work intensification. Applying the implicit leadership theory and…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership, School Culture, Teacher Burnout
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Tikkanen, Lotta; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of how national board administrators, more precisely, officials at the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) have perceived the primary influencing factors, or "regulators", of the national core curriculum reform and the success of the implementation. The alignment…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Performance Factors, National Curriculum
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Viano, Samantha L.; Hunter, Seth B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to replicate prior findings on teacher-principal race congruence and teacher job satisfaction and extend the literature by investigating trends over time and if the relationship between race congruence and teacher job satisfaction differs by principal race and region. Design/methodology/approach: The study…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Principals, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Piyaman, Patnaree; Hallinger, Philip; Viseshsiri, Pongsin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Developing countries in many parts of the world have experienced a disturbing trend in the differential pace of economic development among urban and rural communities. These inequities have been observed in education systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America where researchers have documented differences not only in resource allocation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
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Prichard, Caleb; Moore, Jana E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: Schools often vary in how they balance teacher autonomy (TA) and administrative control, and research suggests that there may be several context-specific variables which may be influential. The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of program variables on the level of TA, administrative coordination, and administration-staff…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language)
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