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Bickmore, Dana L.; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This comparative case (Merriam, 2009) study explored two charter school principals' engagement in instructional leadership. Analysis of three data sources--interviews, observations, and documents--revealed that principals were almost exclusively focused on state accountability and possessed limited knowledge of pedagogical practices. In…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
Bauer, Scott C.; Brazer, S. David – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Professional isolation has hampered the quality of the work experience for employees inside and outside public education for decades. This study explores the role that isolation plays in predicting the quality of the work experience among new principals. The analysis tests whether isolation serves as a mediator in the relationship between factors…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Beginning Principals, Quality of Working Life, Job Satisfaction
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Riedlinger, Brian; Bauer, Scott; Jantzi, Doris – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Demonstrating the contribution of leadership development programs to student learning has become a problem of considerable recent interest to both school reformers and those attempting to improve how school leaders are prepared. This article describes an innovative approach to improving school leadership developed by the Greater New Orleans School…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Bogotch, Ira E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Case study of Louisiana's efforts to develop and implement leadership standards for principals. Uses deconstruction method of analysis. Reports several lessons learned for policy and practice. (Contains 23 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Principals