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Cosner, Shelby – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Emphasis on improving student learning has brought increased attention to the execution of schoolwide instructional reforms in general and the use of data by teacher teams in particular as an expected element of a school's instructional reform strategy. With this in mind, the purpose of this article is to focus important attention on the work…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Change Strategies, Data
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Polizzi, Joseph A.; San Clementi, Erin – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The discourse on the use of film in the educational leadership classroom is often limited to the viewing of Hollywood features or industry films created for training purposes. We were motivated by an interest in finding new, valuable curriculum material and mediums that can inform and transform the work of education administrators. Guiding the…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Teaching Methods, Instructional Leadership
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Agosto, Vonzell; Karanxha, Zorka – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
We conducted a content analysis of 34 statements of interest submitted by applicants applying for admission to an education leadership preparation program. The purpose of the analysis was to understand their orientations toward social justice. Using Kumashiro's (2000) and Apple's (2001) discussions of antioppressive education, we identified three…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Figurative Language, Content Analysis
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Kensler, Lisa A. W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Sustainability is the integration of ecological, social, and economic approaches to ensuring healthy local and global communities for present and future generations. Although environmental science and social studies teachers have assumed primary responsibility for sustainability related programs and initiatives, whole school approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: Ecology, Teaching Methods, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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First, Patricia F. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article is a reflection on the concept of justice as practiced in the public schools in the United States. Examples of justice denied or misconstrued are included. Cases, stories, and concepts invite educational leaders to reflect anew on delivering justice in education to all children. Underlying the article is the belief that understanding…
Descriptors: Reflection, Justice, Social Justice, Educational Practices
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Woods, Philip A.; Woods, Glenys J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article outlines an analytical framework that enables analysis of degrees of democracy in a school or other organizational setting. It is founded in a holistic conception of democracy, which is a model of working together that aspires to truth, goodness, and meaning and the participation of all. We suggest that the analytical framework can be…
Descriptors: Democracy, Holistic Approach, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass; Grosland, Tanetha; Gunn, Kelly Morgan – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
The social and cultural contexts of today's schools are diverse in ways that require greater attention to the educational philosophies, epistemologies, and perspectives of school leaders. In those environments where educators are not aptly prepared or willing to meet the sometimes unique needs of students who represent underserved racial, ethnic,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Cultural Context
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Dancy, T. Elon, II; Brown, M. Christopher, II – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
The professional development, mentoring, and induction of faculty of color are critical, given that they prepare education leaders and workers across educational contexts. In this article, we juxtapose the unique experiences of faculty of color with a critical review of impostor syndrome and other psychosocial stress disorders, as these phenomena…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Professional Development, Ethnic Groups
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Futrell, Mary Hatwood – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
America's education system is facing daunting challenges of equity, engagement, and excellence. However, due to the increasing demands of being an educational leader, it is evident that no one person can address all the complex roles and responsibilities required of such positions today. Thus, an important component of the response to these…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making
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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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Barnett, Bruce G.; Hall, Gene E.; Berg, Judith H.; Camarena, Margaret M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
As educational partnerships and collaboratives have become more popular in the last several decades, researchers and practitioners have sought to understand why these arrangements flourish or flounder. Taking into consideration the contextual factors affecting partnerships, we have conceptualized a framework of the types of partnerships that can…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Classification, Innovation, Group Dynamics
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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
The complexities of public education today require new, distributed models of school leadership in which teachers play a central role. The most effective teachers assume leadership roles as instructors and professional colleagues. In this article, we propose a framework for developing teacher leadership that consists of four intersecting domains:…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Leadership, Public Education
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Retna, Kala S.; Ng, Pak Tee – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
In Singapore, "decentralization" and "school-based reforms" are key words within the current education reform agenda. This article argues that a key success factor in this agenda is transformational leadership in school. With more autonomy given to the school, transformational leadership at the school level will facilitate the…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership
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Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia; Aiken, Judith A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
The purpose of this article is to learn from active educational leaders engaged in the practice of democratic, ethical leadership. In this article, we share findings of a qualitative study that used narrative inquiry to examine the stories of eight educational leaders. We discuss three themes arising from the participants' narratives that define…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Personal Narratives, Ethics, Leadership
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Reed, Latish C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
Using a life notes methodology (Bell-Scott, 1994; Dillard, 2000, 2006; Simmons, 2007), I use personal narratives to describe my epistemological influences on my approach to educational practice, research, and the preparation of school leaders. Second, I share personal accounts of how my social justice lens expanded to be inclusive of lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Personal Narratives, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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