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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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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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Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article illustrates the experiences of teachers who conducted home visits as a way to cultivate sustainable avenues of school-home communication with families from an immigrant and/or language-minority background. The data stemming from these experiences are used to outline a sociocultural approach to conducting home visits and strengthening…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Family School Relationship, Immigrants, Language Minorities
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Palmer, Deborah; Rangel, Virginia Snodgrass; Gonzales, Richard M.; Morales, Vanessa – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This case study on nine bilingual teachers in Texas during their first year in a graduate education program examines both the development of critical consciousness among the educators and the ways in which critical consciousness shapes how these teachers come to understand their roles as teachers and leaders of a sociopolitically marginalized…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students
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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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Khrabrova, Iryna; Sanzo, Karen L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the professional experiences of foreign-born faculty members serving in U.S. educational leadership preparation programs, utilizing a cultural approach to discern their lived experiences related to professional life. Cultural values were explored as reflected in professional life experiences. The…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Foreign Workers
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Hewcomb, Whitney Sherman; Beaty, Danna M.; Sanzo, Karen; Peters-Hawkins, April – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This work is grounded in the literature on women in the academy and offers glimpses into four young women professors' experiences in the field of educational leadership. We utilized reflective practice and interpersonal communication to create a dialogue centered on three qualitative research questions that allows a window into our lives. We…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Womens Studies
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica K.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand the experience of graduate students in an educational leadership program as they began to apply leadership for social justice theory through the process of action research. This study used critical race theory to explore dimensions of race, power, and privilege. Findings from focus…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Muth, Rodney; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Bellamy, Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Silver, Michael – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Untold numbers of professional educators hold administrative certificates or licenses but do not use them, never taking formal administrative roles in schools. Why do so many of the graduates of our principal-preparation programs forego taking school-leadership positions and simply stick with teaching or assume other, nonadministrative-leadership…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
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Venegas-García, Marcia – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Literature in leadership studies is devoid of knowledge about the unique ways that Latina/Chicana educators engage as leaders, activists, and agents for change. Women's studies, ethnic studies, and Chicana feminist studies alert us to the complex role that social context and the intersectionality of gender, ethnicity/race, and class play in the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Activism
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Roegman, Rachel; Riehl, Carolyn – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines the literature on medical rounds to inform the recent move toward instructional rounds as a practice of districtwide improvement and professional learning for superintendents and administrators. Based on the practice of medical rounds as a method for creating shared norms and understandings about medicine and patient care,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Superintendents, Expertise, Principals
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Pauken, Patrick – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This purpose of the study was to explore moral literacy and legal reasoning through educational leadership decision making. Participants in the study were students enrolled in a law and ethics course in an educational leadership graduate program. Each student drafted a personal code of ethics at the beginning of the course. Throughout the course,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Compliance (Legal), Instructional Leadership
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Buskey, Frederick; Polizzi, Joseph A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines the redesign of two educational leadership programs at different institutions: a medium-sized public university and a small private university. Both were committed to principals of ethical leadership. Each program faced a state mandate to redesign. In one case, state policy focused on detailed accountability measures based on…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Private Colleges, Leadership Training
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Young, Michelle D.; O'Doherty, Ann; Gooden, Mark A.; Goodnow, Elisabeth – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
In recent years, significant attention has been directed to the need for more and better-prepared educational leaders (Young, Crow, Murphy & Ogawa, 2009). While many organizations prepare school principals, evidence of program impact is sparse (Orr & Pounder, 2008; Southern Regional Education Board, 2008). The study described in this…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
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Dotger, Benjamin H. – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
School leaders make countless decisions but do not receive adequate preparation for communicating their decisions to parents, students, and teachers. Building on the need to prepare school leaders for a variety of complex professional situations, this article introduces the medical education pedagogy of standardized patients to the field of school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Patients, Leadership Training
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