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Pierce, Stephanie – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Education research has established a significant relationship between collective teacher efficacy and student achievement. This study considered the relationship between emotional intelligence of elementary school principals and collective teacher efficacy as perceived by teachers' and principals' self-report. Study findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Levin, Barbara B.; Schrum, Lynne – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe lessons learned from studying the leadership in eight award-winning secondary schools and districts that were recognized for successfully leveraging technology as part of their efforts for school improvement. Data were collected through observations, interviews, and document analysis in schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Technology Uses in Education, Improvement Programs, Leadership
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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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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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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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Vang, Maiyoua – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study investigated educational leaders' critical evaluations of California's landmark contemporary school equity legislation "Williams v. the State of California". Qualitative interview analysis indicated that leaders perceived the equity measure to be necessary but insufficient in advancing the larger project of educational…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, State Legislation, Program Implementation
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Furtado, Leena; Anderson, Dawnette – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study presents four teacher reflections from action research projects ranging from kindergarten to adult school improvements. A teacher leadership matrix guided participants to connect teaching and learning theory to best practices by exploring uncharted territory within an iterative cycle of research and action. Teachers developed the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Empowerment, Teacher Characteristics
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Wise, Donald; Hammack, Marc – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
Leadership coaching is now seen as a valuable tool to assist school leaders. Through a survey of school principals, this study identified specific coaching competencies used by leadership coaches that were perceived by principals to influence key best practices for schools. These best practices have in turn been correlated to increased student…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Leadership, Principals, Best Practices
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Herrity, Vishna A.; Glasman, Naftaly S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Cultural and linguistic diversity has changed the social fabric of today's schools. Currently, there is a wider variety of cultural, language, and family backgrounds than ever before. As a result of the increasing numbers of language minority students with unique educational and social needs, some studies suggest that principals need specialized…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Minority Groups, Principals, Student Diversity
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Auerbach, Susan – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
This article problematizes conventional school-family partnerships, as geared toward narrow school agendas or mandates for collaboration, and documents efforts to lead more authentic partnerships as part of socially just urban schools. Just as meaningful parent involvement needs to go "beyond the bake sale," so, too, must leadership for…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, School Personnel, Leadership, Urban Schools
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Cooper, Camille Wilson; Riehl, Carolyn J.; Hasan, Angela Laila – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
In this article, we draw on critical philosophies and theories related to diversity, leadership, and learning to suggest that successful school-family partnerships not only encompass collaborative structures but involve educators who reject deficit-based views of diverse families. We marshal data from our studies of school-family relations in two…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Minority Group Students, Parent Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Enomoto, Ernestine K.; Conley, Sharon – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
While providing stability and uniformity, organizational routines can foster continuous change. Using Feldman's (2000) performative model of routinized action theory, coupled with leadership succession research, we examined how three successive administrations in a California high school revised a student attendance (tardy-monitoring) routine over…
Descriptors: High Schools, Attendance, School Organization, Job Performance
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Conley, Sharon; Shaw, Shirley; Glasman, Naftaly – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
This study examined the job and growth satisfaction of secondary school administrators. Three sets of variables (job, organizational, and personal characteristics) were tested in terms of their impact on 2 related but distinct dependent variables: job and growth satisfaction. The participants included 153 school administrators, 66 principals, and…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Principals, Secondary Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
The coprincipalship has been suggested as an organizational structure that addresses the increasing workload and time demands of the principal as well as the shortage of qualified applicants for the position. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of coprincipals in public and private schools in California, Illinois,…
Descriptors: Models, Principals, Qualitative Research, Faculty Workload
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Rodriguez, Gloria M.; Baum, Joel – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article discusses the Leading for Equity, Achievement, and Democracy program, which is a partnership administrative credential program of the California State University, East Bay (formerly Hayward), and the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools, based in Oakland, California. This developmental journey involves a process of introspection,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Democracy, Reflective Teaching
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