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Levin, Barbara B.; Schrum, Lynne – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe lessons learned from studying the leadership in eight award-winning secondary schools and districts that were recognized for successfully leveraging technology as part of their efforts for school improvement. Data were collected through observations, interviews, and document analysis in schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Technology Uses in Education, Improvement Programs, Leadership
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Herrity, Vishna A.; Glasman, Naftaly S. – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Examines recommendations of "expert" Southern California principals for modifying administrator-preparation programs based on interactions existing among changing social demographics, effects on schools, and effects on administrators. University-based training programs should play a critical role in equipping aspiring administrators with…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Cultural Pluralism
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Mason, Dewayne A.; Burns, Robert B. – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Researchers asked 60 randomly selected principals from 34 California school districts to identify differences between combination (multigraded), single-grade, and nongraded classes; to explain their rationale for assigning teachers to combination classes; and to rate teachers' abilities. Principals considered combination classes more challenging…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Multigraded Classes, Principals
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Streshly, William; Bernd, Mac – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Although politicians and educational leaders are pressured to devise quick-fix educational reforms, significant change takes time, and reform efforts may not be fully measurable for 10 years or more. Case study of a California school district given 10 uninterrupted years to develop and implement an outcome-based instructional model suggests that…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bista, Min B.; Glasman, Naftaly S. – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Discusses a study that examined how a stratified random sample of California school administrators characterized their use of behavior strategies. Uses a four-approach framework and nine specific managerial functions to extract a total of 36 possible sets of behavior strategies. Principals perceived the human-resource approach as most extensively…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources
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Bista, Min B.; Glasman, Naftaly S. – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Uses a large random sample of California principals to determine the relationship of certain personal and organizational variables and principals' perceived use of four organizational leadership approaches. Explores the relationship between using these approaches and student outcomes. The political leadership approach strongly predicted schools'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles
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Davis, Stephen H. – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
Compared 124 California principals' perceptions with 99 superintendents' perceptions on 22 reasons for principal terminations and on 9 organizational outcomes related to ineffective leadership. Superintendents attribute principals' failure to internal personal insufficiencies; principals most often named external factors--political interference…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Decision Making
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Townley, Arthur J.; Sweeney, Dwight P. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Reports findings of a survey of 78 California educational administration professors. The survey sought information concerning age, gender, ethnicity, education, employment status, prior school administrative experience, and differentiated pay. California education professors are overwhelmingly white, male, and middle-aged or older. Diversified…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Educational Administration
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Schmieder, June H.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Uses two theoretical frameworks to examine principal effectiveness: a taxonomy of necessary people-management skills and the professional socialization process. Surveys 450 principals and 208 superintendents in California who had been appointed to their present position in 1989 or later. Results show strong agreement regarding critical skills for…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs