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Dantley, Michael E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Reimagines educational leadership using Cornel West's notions of prophetic spirituality. Proposes three categories of leadership: principled, pragmatic, and purposive, all of which are grounded in components of West's prophetic spirituality. Argues that transformation of educational leadership necessitates searching for unique way to alter its…
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles
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Kowalski, Theodore J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Challenges assumptions regarding insufficient supply of superintendents and conclusions about underlying causes of this condition. Argues that the longstanding practice of overproducing administrators and then allowing employers to determine competence is not indicative of a true profession. Recommends the strengthening of preparation and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Board of Education Role, Certification
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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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Bjork, Lars G.; Grogan, Margaret; Johnson, Bonnie C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Analyzes research on superintendent attrition and supply. Refutes popular belief of a crisis in the superintendency. Draws implications for policy and practice. (Contains 50 references.)(PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Mobility, Research Reports, Superintendents
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Koschoreck, James W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Examines multiple ways in which the normalization of sexuality might be interrogated. Argues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty and administrators can more effectively contravene the normalizing practices of heterosexism by refusing to remain silent about issues of sexuality. Includes implications for practicing researchers and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Classroom Environment, Educational Research
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Fraynd, Donald J.; Capper, Colleen A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Indepth interviews with two female and two male school leaders, one of each gender who were "closeted" in their sexuality and one of each who were "open." Foucault's sovereign and disciplinary power and normalization conceptually framed the study. Interviewee's fear of disclosure resulted in reproducing heteronormative power.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Homophobia
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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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English, Fenwick W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Argues that the uncritical citation of Stephen R. Covey's book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," in educational administration texts undermines the social-scientific foundation of university-based administrator preparation. Asserts that the Covey's book is based on Mormon metaphysics, not social science. (Contains 41…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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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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Rapp, Dana – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Discusses incommensurability between the proscribed roles of educational leadership and social justice. Urges educational leaders to engage in broader social action. (Contains 72 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bell, Genniver C.; Jones, Enid B.; Johnson, Joseph F. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Discusses six themes related to inequalities in education and their impact on student achievement: Social inequities, curriculum and assessment, teacher expectations, teacher allotment inequities, social choice, and funding inequities. (Contains 48 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Based Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Hoyle, John R. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Rapid change and information overload are forcing educational administration professors to stress skills in mixed scanning and visioning. Professors must teach students to be visionary individuals who possess the capacity to care deeply for others; the ability to communicate a clear message in simple, persuasive language; and the commitment to…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Scanning
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Hoyle, John R. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
School principals are in a difficult environment filled with stress and plagued by weak support. Most principals are unprepared for site-based decision making. University professors must take the initiative to use the emerging knowledge base and develop professional studies degree and staff development programs to prepare principals. (24…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College School Cooperation
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