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Journell, Wayne – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study reports findings from a qualitative case study of three high schools during the 2008 presidential election. The schools appeared to promote the political ideologies of their corresponding populations, and in the two predominately ideologically homogenous schools, political intolerance often appeared to affect teachers' instruction and…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Political Attitudes, Ideology
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Finnigan, Kara S.; Stewart, Tricia J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
Through case studies of 10 elementary schools in Chicago, this article examines principal leadership in low-performing schools. The data include 331 interviews with teachers, administrators, external partners, and others over a 2-year period. Using transformational leadership as a lens, we found that principals in schools that moved off probation…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Principals, Case Studies, Low Achievement
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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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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Quantitative/qualitative study of female public high school principals in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin regarding their experiences with role conflict, role commitment, and job satisfaction. Describes personal and professional characteristics of female high school principals. Finds that role conflict negatively impacts job satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Females, High Schools
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Place, A. William; Drake, Thelbert L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Summarizes a study showing that a group of midwestern elementary and secondary principals had similar priorities for selecting teachers, regardless of the desired position level. Higher selection priorities (enthusiasm for teaching, communication skills, and interviewer's evaluation) were preferred over lower priorities (reference information,…
Descriptors: Criteria, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Research Needs