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Englehart, Joshua M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
While the conceiving of 21st-century schools has rightly included much discussion on curriculum and instruction, changing demands and conditions also present necessary changes in the way that student behavior is managed. A review of the literature on student discipline over the past decade reveals three particular issues that warrant attention in…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Practices, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This study reviews 20 years (1990-2010) of scholarly literature on parent involvement related to Latino parents. Parent involvement behaviors of Latino parents were identified and analyzed according to the dimensions of culture theoretical framework--specifically, the dimension of individualism-collectivism (Hofstede, 1984, 1997; Triandis, 1995;…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Parent Participation, Classification, Guidelines
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Theoharis, George – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
This article presents a synthesis of countervailing pressures against leading for social justice as described in the literature. This synthesis focuses on the present-day countervailing pressures that school leaders face as detailed in the literature on leading for social justice. These countervailing pressures include a deficit-thinking status…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Critical Theory, Role of Education
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Strauss, Tiiu; Anderson, Stephen E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
This study, based on interviews with 31 principals, was undertaken in response to quantitative evidence from a larger mixed-methods project that found school leaders' collective efficacy to be a crucial link joining district leadership and conditions to school conditions and student learning. Results of this study suggest that districts contribute…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Principals, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Brown, Kathleen M.; Wynn, Susan R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
Beginning teachers continue to exit the classroom in alarming numbers, despite numerous recruitment and retention strategies. High teacher turnover rates result in a deficit of quality teachers and instruction; a loss of continuity and commitment; and time, attention, and funds devoted to recruitment versus support. The purpose of this empirical…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Focus Groups, Leadership Styles, Faculty Mobility
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Blount, Jackie M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Special issue explores the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgendered (LGBT) public-school administrators. Provides an analysis of ways sexuality has been a central force in shaping school administration. Administrative work paralleled the roles in traditional married households; administrators have been required to demonstrate notably…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lugg, Catherine A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Drawing upon queer legal theory, historical policy analysis, and social, legal, and educational history, explores the legal foundations and maintenance of what is described as the assimilationist imperative for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered administrators working in public schools. (Contains 81 references and 12 case law citations.)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Administrators, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shields, Carolyn M.; Larocque, Linda J.; Oberg, Steven Lynn – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
A dialogic approach explores some of the complex issues related to race and ethnicity to identify implications for more effective cross-cultural leadership in diverse schools. Revisited field notes, as well as data from interviews and surveys from various research projects, provide the background about the difficulties of understanding race and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Responsibility, Culture Conflict, Dialogs (Literary)
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Solomon, R. Patrick – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Describes Canadian school principals' efforts to introduce anti-racist initiatives into their buildings. Recommends that school leaders acquire adequate conceptual and theoretical knowledge to tackle race equity and social justice within schools. (Contains 48 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders, Leadership Styles
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Blackmore, Jill – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Argues that radical shifts in school governance arising from wider social, political, and economic relations challenge past notions of leadership and that the basics of socially just learning systems would be responsibility, recognition, and reciprocity. (Contains 62 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism
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Bogotch, Ira E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
John Dewey's conceptions of theory and practice provide a conceptual framework for understanding the moral and political possibilities of educational leadership. The first path illustrates how an educational leader continuously builds a just-school community under changing demographic and political conditions. The second path illustrates how…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Leadership Responsibility
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Ferreira, Maria M.; Smith, Gerald R.; Bosworth, Kris – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Examines how metaphors held by teachers, administrators, and staff in a suburban middle school shaped their beliefs and practices. Findings indicated that metaphorical images of school culture comported with professional reality. (Contains 28 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Middle Schools, School Culture, Student Attitudes
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Bauer, Scott C.; Bogotch, Ira E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Uses theoretical model and prior empirical research to investigate effects of site council support and communications and decision-making practices on perceived outcomes. Findings show that decision focus and positive communications have direct effect on outcomes, and that council capacity and authority have indirect effects. (Contains 30…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education
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Osterman, Karen F. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Reviews research on organizational change and leader effectiveness, and argues that communication should be addressed formally in administrator and teacher preparation programs. An ongoing effort to develop a communication skills component of an administrator preparation program that incorporates problem-based learning is described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Communication Skills, Cooperation, Educational Administration
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Granger, Marylyn W. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Over the past 20 years, the status of women in higher education has marginally improved. This status report focuses on affirmative action's role in hiring and retaining women in higher education, the hostile work environment facing women and minorities, adverse policies affecting African-American women faculty, rank and salary inequities,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Leadership, Conservatism, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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