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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Scheurich, James Joseph – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
An exploratory investigation was conducted into the motivations and leadership traits of five rural school superintendents who over time evidenced a commitment to social justice. This effort meets a call in the research literature by Furman (2012), who noted that "to date, the literature offers few specifics about the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Social Justice, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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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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Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this article is to share the findings from a 2-year ethnography that examined female practitioners' experiences in the field. The article describes the intentions, discourses, actions, and repercussions of female administrators and teachers working to accomplish social justice for racial/ethnic minority girls from challenging…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Females, Public Schools, Single Sex Schools
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McCartney, Cynthia; Harris, Sandra; Farrow, Vicky – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Secondary Hispanic immigrant students have many struggles and barriers to overcome. This qualitative study investigated the experiences of 10 secondary immigrant Hispanic students, all non-English speakers, as they lived and attended high school in the United States. Narrative techniques were used to explore the challenges they faced in culture,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Non English Speaking, Migrant Children, Migrant Problems
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Boske, Christa – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
There is little in the professional literature about how school leaders or other professionals committed to promoting social justice deal with and manage their emotional responses to the challenges that await them in educational arenas. Even less has been written about how art making can be utilized as a means of developing new understandings and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Studio Art, Personal Narratives, Grounded Theory
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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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Ek, Lucila D.; Machado-Casas, Margarita; Sanchez, Patricia; Alanis, Iliana – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
As informed by scholarship on transformative leadership, cultural work in educational leadership, and preK-20 collaborations, this article draws from a qualitative research project between a university that is a Hispanic-serving institution and an elementary school located in a Latino/a area. We examine the perspectives of a Latino principal and a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Transformational Leadership
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Ramalho, Elizabeth Murakami; Byng, June; Garza, Encarnacion; Thompson, David P. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
This article provides a case of how changes in standards for principal certification--as required by the State Board of Educator Certification since its establishment in 1995--were meant to promote changes in principal preparation programs in the state of Texas. The examination considers whether the changes were significant in terms of intended…
Descriptors: Certification, Principals, Leadership, Case Studies
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Mullen, Carol A.; Harris, Sandra; Pryor, Caroline R.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
This discussion focuses on the intersection of two dissonant concepts of importance in today's educational scene--democracy and accountability. In this article, we describe how these conflicting ideologies might be resolved, theoretically and practically, through democratically accountable leadership--that is, the dual necessity of educational…
Descriptors: Democracy, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Change Agents
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Fierro, Elsy; Rodriguez, Mariela A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
The role of administrator preparation programs should be one of creating the conscientization (Freire, 2000) of aspiring administrators. Administrator preparation programs with a social justice perspective support and agitate aspiring administrators to act and address equity issues affecting all of those involved in the school learning community…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Bilingual Education, Instructional Leadership
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Huffman, Jane B.; Pankake, Anita; Munoz, Ava – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article offers information about a district's school improvement efforts to reculture as a professional learning community, which we believe exemplifies the school and district levels of Fullan's (2004b, 2005) tri-level model. We use Fullan's eight elements of sustainability to organize the data gathered in interviews with school and district…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Accountability, School Districts, Instructional Leadership
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Reese, Marianne; Gordon, Stephen P.; Price, Larry R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2004
Over 900 Texas teachers were surveyed on their perceptions of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), which at the time of the survey was Texas's high-stakes achievement test. The sample included elementary, middle, and high schools within each of four test performance levels: exemplary, recommended, acceptable, and low performing.…
Descriptors: Testing, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, School Effectiveness
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Riester, Antoinette F.; Pursch, Victoria; Skria, Linda – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Examines the role of principals in highly successful elementary schools serving primarily students from low-income homes in influencing two factors viewed a foundational for a school in which social justice is more than simply an abstract ideal: Development of early literacy for ever child and avoidance of overidentification and inappropriate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Democratic Values, Elementary Education
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Waite, Duncan; Boone, Mike; McGhee, Marla – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Using Texas's experience with standards and high-stakes testing, this critical sociocultural view of accountability illuminates hidden or neglected aspects of accountability-its meanings, consequences, and the processes by which it is institutionalized. Authority is moving to the state level; teachers, parents, and students have too little…
Descriptors: Accountability, Centralization, Cultural Influences, Democracy
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