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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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Russell, Jennifer Lin; Sabina, Lou L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Many school districts struggle to recruit sufficient high-quality principals for their schools. A variety of conditions contribute to this challenge, including the retirement of the baby boom cohort and diminishing interest in administrative careers due to the expanded responsibilities of school principals. In response, districts enact a range of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrative Change, Educational Practices, Administrative Policy
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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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Khrabrova, Iryna; Sanzo, Karen L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the professional experiences of foreign-born faculty members serving in U.S. educational leadership preparation programs, utilizing a cultural approach to discern their lived experiences related to professional life. Cultural values were explored as reflected in professional life experiences. The…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Foreign Workers
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Hewcomb, Whitney Sherman; Beaty, Danna M.; Sanzo, Karen; Peters-Hawkins, April – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This work is grounded in the literature on women in the academy and offers glimpses into four young women professors' experiences in the field of educational leadership. We utilized reflective practice and interpersonal communication to create a dialogue centered on three qualitative research questions that allows a window into our lives. We…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Womens Studies
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Hochbein, Craig; Cunningham, Brittany C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Recent reform initiatives, such as the Title I School Improvement Grants and Race to the Top, recommended a principal change to jump-start school turnaround. Yet, few educational researchers have examined principal change as way to improve schools in a state of systematic reform; furthermore, no large-scale quantitative study has determined the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Administrative Change, Principals
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica K.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand the experience of graduate students in an educational leadership program as they began to apply leadership for social justice theory through the process of action research. This study used critical race theory to explore dimensions of race, power, and privilege. Findings from focus…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Moore, D. Chanele – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Based on qualitative analysis from 22 semistructured interviews, this article explores how Black women principals and assistant principals experience educational administration, with attention to issues of race at work in suburban school settings. Findings suggest that because they may be perceived as race tokens by White educators, Black women…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, African Americans, Women Administrators
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Schwabsky, Nitza – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The present study examines the nonroutine problems that eight Anglo-American principals encountered in managing three elementary bilingual immersion schools in the Northwest United States. Using qualitative inquiry to collect data, I employed the multisited ethnographic research model. The principals reported nonroutine problems in the following…
Descriptors: Principals, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs
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Moore, D. Chanele – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Using qualitative analysis from 22 semistructured interviews, this article explores how Black women principals and assistant principals experience educational administration with attention to issues of race at work in suburban school settings. Findings suggest that because they may be perceived as race tokens by White educators, Black women…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, African Americans, Females
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Eyal, Ori; Yosef-Hassidim, Doron – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study explores how educational champions--teachers who initiate unsolicited innovation--construct their entrepreneurial endeavors while interacting with principals' management styles and how that interaction influences the sustainability of teachers' initiatives. Through semistructured interviews (N = 71) and analysis anchored in grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Semi Structured Interviews
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Arar, Khalid; Shapira, Tamar – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article investigates why very few Arab women persevere to become principals in Arab high schools in Israel. It identifies these trailblazers' distinguishing characteristics through the narratives of two Arab women, high school principals, tracing their transition from teaching to management, describing the intertwining of their personal and…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Vang, Maiyoua – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study investigated educational leaders' critical evaluations of California's landmark contemporary school equity legislation "Williams v. the State of California". Qualitative interview analysis indicated that leaders perceived the equity measure to be necessary but insufficient in advancing the larger project of educational…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, State Legislation, Program Implementation
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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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Peters, April L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
Leader succession is often the result of a broken system, resulting in the loss of leadership gains from the exiting leader and leaving the incoming leader without proper support for success. This system needs replacing, with a system of dynamic succession planning that is carefully planned and an integral part of a school's improvement plan. To…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Leadership, Principals, Administrative Change
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