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Urick, Angela; Bowers, Alex J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine the independent direct effects of student and principal perceptions of academic climate on student achievement in high school. To date, few studies have considered the influence of principal perceptions of academic climate on student achievement. In the present study, we test a set of two-level hierarchical…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, High School Students, Educational Environment
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Bineham, Susan C.; Shelby, Liz; Pazey, Barbara L.; Yates, James R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Federal legislation allows local education agencies to use a student's response to scientific research-based interventions as a method of identifying specific learning disabilities. As a result, educational leadership is challenged to implement response to intervention (RTI). Despite increased literature addressing RTI, no consensus on…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Program Implementation
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Venzant Chambers, Terah T.; Huggins, Kristin Shawn – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Previous work on racial opportunity cost--that is, the price that students of color pay in their pursuit of academic success--is extended here using organizational culture literature to more closely explore the interplay of school culture with the racial opportunity cost experienced by the study participants. Eighteen African American and Latina/o…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, School Culture
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Range, Bret G.; Pijanowski, John C.; Duncan, Heather; Scherz, Susan; Hvidston, David – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study examines the perspectives of Wyoming instructional facilitators, concerning three coaching constructs--namely, their instructional leadership roles, teachers' instructional practices, and the support that they receive from principals and teachers. Findings suggest that instructional facilitators were positive about their instructional…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Facilitators (Individuals), Interprofessional Relationship, Principals
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Barry, Shannon; Roohr, Katrina Crotts – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Social network analysis (SNA), a methodological approach that enables the mathematical examination of interprofessional relationships, can be an important tool for understanding and leveraging the social relationships that support and restrain instructional innovation and the quality and pace of school reform initiatives. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Instructional Innovation, Case Studies
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Martinez, Melissa A.; Welton, Anjalé D. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study conducts an intersectional analysis of two adjoined qualitative studies, reanalyzing the data using a college opportunity framework (González, Stoner, & Jovel, 2003) to examine how sources of social capital available within three high-"minority," high-poverty high schools in Texas shape college opportunities for Latina/o…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Minority Group Students, Poverty, High School Students
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Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
The current study builds on earlier leader succession research, focusing on a school where the "insider"--who was believed to be strong before being hired as the formal school leader--drew sharp criticism after assuming the principalship. Interviews with staff members who worked with the insider leader in her role as teacher and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Attitude Change
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Halverson, Richard; Clifford, Matthew – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This article explores the idea of distributed instructional leadership as a way to understand instructional leadership practice in comprehensive high schools. Our argument is that distributed leadership analyses allow researchers to uncover and explain how instructional improvement in high schools occurs through the efforts of multiple individuals…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Participative Decision Making, High Schools, Educational Practices
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-Destefano, Jessica; Asghar, Anila – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Currently, scholars and practitioners seek to improve leadership programs so that educational leaders can more effectively support adult development--especially since it is connected to improved student achievement. Interview findings presented here stem from a larger mixed methods study. This research investigated how a university course on…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Leadership Training, College Instruction, Interviews
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Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The leadership-for-learning project described in this article is supported by a grant from the Wallace Foundation and implemented through a partnership of faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and faculty at two other universities in the state, the Department of Public…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, High Schools, Principals
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Kelley, Carolyn; Salisbury, Jason – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
With strong connection to schoolwide policy and vision and to the realities of the daily life of teachers and students, the department chair is uniquely positioned to play an important role in advancing instructional effectiveness (Printy, 2008; Weller, 2001). This article provides an in-depth look at the efforts of three urban comprehensive high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Department Heads, Urban Schools, Comprehensive Programs
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Knapp, Michael S.; Feldman, Susan; Yeh, Theresa Ling – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This article traces how the work of instructional leadership in the urban high school embodies a response to particular pressures in the school's environment. Based on evidence from multiple-case study research in four urban districts, the article demonstrates how supervisory and nonsupervisory leaders fashioned responses to the district (and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment
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Klar, Hans W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
A growing body of literature has highlighted the affordances of distributive forms of instructional leadership as a means to broaden and deepen instructional leadership capacity within schools. Yet, specifically how the capabilities of such key leaders as high school department chairs can be fostered to realize enhanced instructional capacity…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Capacity Building, Department Heads
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Portin, Bradley S.; Russell, Felice Atesoglu; Samuelson, Catherine; Knapp, Michael S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Drawing on findings from a national study of learning-focused leadership in challenging urban settings, this article examines the work of teacher leadership in urban high schools. In this context, a recently emerging cadre of nonsupervisory teacher leaders, working in collaboration with supervisory leaders, exercises a form of "distributed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Instructional Leadership, Expertise, Teacher Leadership
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Khalifa, Muhammad – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this research is to describe how an alternative school leader taught at-risk students and their parents to advocate for students' educational interests and how this affected students' academic and social success. In social justice leadership literature, parents and students are described as passive recipients of a strong social…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Administrator Role, Self Advocacy
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