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Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Martinez, Jorge – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study examined the perceptions of teachers and administrators with regard to AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) teacher leaders. The purpose was to compare whether teachers and administrators agree on the types of attributes needed for teacher leaders involved in implementing AVID as a school reform effort. Results revealed that…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Bennett, Jeffrey V.; McKee, Tiffany; Martin, Staci – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This case study describes collaboration between business executives and superintendents to influence local/regional K-12 educational change. Specifically, we examine participant like-mindedness about the ethics and appropriate focus of K-12 intermediary collaboration, the extent of democratic functioning, and key individuals to involve. Data…
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
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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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Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
The intersection and clash between prevailing norms of schooling and increasing sensitivity to diversity raises a host of previously ignored ethical considerations for school administrators. These ethical issues remain largely invisible to many school leaders and thus are addressed only minimally or inadequately. This paper explores ethical issues…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Ethics, Standards
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Fusarelli, Lance D.; Cooper, Bruce S.; Carella, Vincent A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Study involves random sample of 1,719 superintendents using a 67-item survey instrument that measures superintendents' occupational perceptions. Superintendents perceive that quantity of applications for the superintendency has decreased and are concerned about high turnover rate, but are less worried about the quality of applicants.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Qualifications, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
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Su, Zhixin; Adams, Jeanne P.; Mininberg, Elliot – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Comparative study of American and Chinese school principals' basic beliefs regarding education and schooling, their views on and role in school reform, and their visions of ideal schools in the 21st century. Finds striking contrasts between American and Chinese principals' views and visions. (Contains 47 references.) (Authors/PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change
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Taylor, Dianne L.; Tashakkori, Abbas; Crone-Koshel, Linda – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Reports results of two separate but related studies: The first involves the use of a rubric to evaluate improvement plans from low-performing schools; the second involves a sample of teacher and administrator perceptions of their involvement in improvement planning. Finds poor-quality plans in evaluation study to be related to teacher-involvement…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoffman, James; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Identifies important aspects of faculty trust and school climate. Trust in the principal and trust in colleagues were aspects of faculty trust that were affected in this study of middle schools. The organizational climate factors of supportive, directive, and restrictive principal behavior and collegial, committed, and disengaged teacher behavior…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Behavior Patterns, Collegiality, Culture
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O'Hair, Mary John; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Democratic schooling extends beyond governance structures into all areas of educational practice. What are appropriate practices for democratic schools? This question was addressed by a qualitative study of principals in schools striving to become more democratic. These principals expanded decision-making involvement and discourse, stressed…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kowalski, Theodore J.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
The growing importance of shared decision making and decentralization is causing a reevaluation of skills required for the principalship. This study examined teacher and principal perceptions of skills required for principal effectiveness, using Katz's widely used taxonomy that classifies managerial skills as technical, human, and conceptual. Both…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jacobs, Howard L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Although the prior teaching experience of students of educational administration is usually ignored for purposes of program planning, the experience can be important in developing an administrative perspective. Drawing on conceptual change theory, a curriculum framework can be designed to foster the beginning stage of a cognitive shift during…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Course Content, Curriculum
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Jenlink, Patrick M.; Kinnucan-Welsch, Kathryn – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Examines the perspectives of administrators in Michigan school districts engaged in change processes. Responses from 83 administrators suggest a framing mechanism, or taxonomy, that represents the current state of change efforts in the state. First-wave, or state-mandated, change is driving most reform in Michigan at present. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Classification, Educational Change
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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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DeMitchell, Todd A.; Carroll, Thomas – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
The Vernonia (Oregon) School District passed a mandatory random drug testing policy for student athletes that was later upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. A survey of randomly selected superintendents in five geographic regions disclosed that a majority of respondents who knew about the case were leaning toward not adopting a similar policy. (28…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Athletes, Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing
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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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