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Johnson, Patsy E.; Logan, Joyce – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
Examines the relationship between efficacy and productivity and stakeholders' attitudes about the school-based council's usefulness as a decision-making body. A survey of participating and nonparticipating staff and parents indicates that school councils' efficacy and productivity are related to noninstructional, but not student-achievement…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making
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Van Meter, Eddy J.; Scollay, Susan J. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Describes how a doctoral studies reform initiative was conducted at the University of Kentucky. Funded by a Danforth grant, the new educational administration program stresses school leadership and educational reform and was inspired by demand for distance learning technology, the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and an opportunity for hiring new…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Distance Education
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Steffy, Betty E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Uses Blau and Scott concept of "cui bono" to describe who has benefited from 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act. In eyes of legislators, everyone would benefit, and the economically depressed state would prosper. As implementation of KERA progresses, it is becoming increasingly clear that mandated changes may be structural and may…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems
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Bliss, Traci; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Examines department chair responsibilities and teacher perceptions of such responsibilities in the context of Kentucky's mandated systemic reforms. Findings show a distinct lack of consensus about the appropriate department-chair role among both chairs and teachers. The chair's chronically ambiguous role should be addressed to realize the…
Descriptors: Department Heads, High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Role Perception