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Nevarez, Carlos; Jouganatos, Sarah M.; Wood, J. Luke – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2019
This essay articulates the benefits of teacher diversity by illustrating six themes: a) leading for social justice through local and global civic engagement; b) developing an inclusive school culture; c) culturally relevant pedagogy; d) cultural translators and transformers; e) role models; and (f) benefits accrued by White students. The authors…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Social Justice, School Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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Townsley, Matt – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2019
Rather than awarding points for a combination of worksheet completion, quiz performance, in-class participation, and essay writing, standards-based grading separates academics from non-academic factors and communicates students' progress towards mastery of course or grade-level standards. Some secondary schools are moving towards standards-based…
Descriptors: Grading, Academic Standards, Secondary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2019
Systems thinking involves attempts to understand and improve complex systems, examines systems holistically, and focuses on the way that a system's constituent parts interrelate. This essay provides examples of how systems thinking can enable principals to demonstrate instructional leadership and nurture learning-focused schools in the current era…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Development
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Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Becchio, John A.; Roshandel, Shadi – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2019
Teacher feedback from administrators can play an important role in continuous teacher development, especially in making the classroom safe, challenging, and engaging for all students. In this study, interview data was collected from 28 high school teachers from three different comprehensive high schools within the same school district in Southern…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques
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Abadie, Michelle; Bista, Krishna – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
This study investigated initial implementation processes of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in public and private schools in a single Louisiana district. Results suggested participants' high level of concern in many aspects of the implementation of the CCSS in public schools related to timeline and instability of curriculum decisions, which…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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Tracz, Susan M.; Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
Changing teacher preparation to establish school-university partnerships can help candidates develop teacher identities and exceptional skills by providing supportive experiences in challenging situations. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with student teachers, teachers, principals, and program directors from a school-university…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Goldschmidt, Pete; Congdon, Alia – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
We collected artifacts from 42 teachers participating in a statewide educator effectiveness system to examine the fidelity with which the formative components of the system were implemented. Specifically, we collected written feedback from principals to teachers and teacher professional growth goals. We developed indicators of quality for each and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Fidelity
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Nickerson, Susan D.; Vaugh, Meredith; Lamb, Lisa; Ross, Donna; Philipp, Randolph; LaRochelle,, Raymond; Williams, Kathy S. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
Teachers' situated knowledge of the classroom and teaching suggests that they can play an important role in promoting and supporting change in teaching practice even if they are not formally designated as leaders. We selected 32 secondary mathematics and science teachers and supported them in enriching their instructional practice and in becoming…
Descriptors: Models, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Selection
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Rodl, Janelle E.; Bonifay, Wes; Cruz, Rebecca A.; Manchanda, Sarah – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
School administrators are often responsible for observing and evaluating special education teachers. The current study examined the training school administrators received, their needed knowledge and supports, and their confidence in performing job functions related to special education teacher evaluation. A total of 929 school administrators in…
Descriptors: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Surveys
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Marshall, James; Fisher, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
California faces an increasing shortage of well-prepared, competent school leaders. These future instructional leaders will be required to play critical roles to assure the success of the schools they will lead. San Diego State University, in collaboration with three partner school districts in the region, developed the "five types of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education
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Eagle, Donna L.; Glenn, William J. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze selected variables for public schools and districts in Virginia to determine the relationship of school and policy characteristics to teacher absences. This study included two research questions: What is the relationship between certain school district policy provisions and teacher absenteeism? What is the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Predictor Variables, Public Schools
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Bernal, Carolyn; Monosov, Nadezhda; Stencler, Amy; Lajoie, Ashley; Raigoza, Alison; Akhavan, Nancy – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Current research reveals a large percentage of teaching positions and administrative services credentials are held by women, although historically, men dominate the superintendent role. Specifically in the area of women in the superintendency, a discrepancy exists between men and women in recruitment practices, types of barriers and challenges,…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Barriers
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Damiani, Jonathan; Wieczorek, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This case study explored how a principal in a suburban elementary school in the northeastern United States empowered students and used student voice to develop his own leadership. The researchers collected and analyzed data in the form of observations, principal interviews, and student focus groups. Results and discussion describe and explain how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Suburban Schools, Elementary Schools, Student Empowerment
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Mitchler, Jenna – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Researchers often use focus groups to collect data for qualitative research, but focus groups can also be used by organizational leaders to articulate participants' values or principles--principles that can be used to guide organizational change. This paper examines one staff's mobilization of a focus group to collect data for a research study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Organizational Change, Focus Groups, Self Efficacy
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Bryant, Jennifer Edic; Escalante, Karen; Selva, Ashley – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This study applies transformational leadership theory practices to examine the purposeful ways in which principals work to build the next generation of teacher leaders in response to the shortage of K-12 principals. Given the impact principals have on student development and the shortage of those applying for the principalship, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Principals
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