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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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Bogotch, Ira E.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Describes how context influenced 58 beginning school principals in urban, suburban, and rural Louisiana school districts. Results are presented as storylines that demonstrate social issues extending beyond any single district or any one context variable such as race or gender. Commonalities among the job tasks and work attitudes are discussed.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Context Effect, Instructional Leadership, Racial Differences