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Klatt, Roger – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Empirical studies indicate family concerns as a primary reasons why promising principals and central office administrators do not aspire to the superintendency (O'Connell, Brown, Guptil, Stosberg, & O'Connell, 2001; Volp & Rogers, 2004). Hesitancy to apply for superintendent positions is further complicated by the fact that the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Family Work Relationship, Quality of Life
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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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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Barry, Shannon; Roohr, Katrina Crotts – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Social network analysis (SNA), a methodological approach that enables the mathematical examination of interprofessional relationships, can be an important tool for understanding and leveraging the social relationships that support and restrain instructional innovation and the quality and pace of school reform initiatives. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Instructional Innovation, Case Studies
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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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Duncan, P. Kay – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Explores the educational value of administrators creating a climate of "open listening" in their schools. Includes case study. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Case Studies, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Discusses two modern conceptions of power and a mixed version of the two, followed by an exploration of the relationship between conceptions of power and the enactment of power in decision-making. Presents a case designed to draw attention to some of the difficulties administrators encounter when they try to understand and use power with others…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Patterson, Jean A.; Marshall, Catherine – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Case study of how teachers reacted to policy paradoxes related to a district's efforts to implement an inclusive special-education program. Examines how emerging teacher leaders attempted to make sense of several policy paradoxes within the context of ambiguous site-based management practices. (Contains 48 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Scribner, Jay Paredes; Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Describes an instructional innovation using field-based action research to enhance program quality and improve administrator preparation. Describes the learning experiences of graduate students enrolled in a supervision of instruction class while participating in a collaborative school/university project. Action research is a demanding strategy…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
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Martin, Kathleen J.; Chrispeels, Janet H. – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Examines how three students in an administrative-credential program developed collaborative problem-solving competence through participating in two problem-based learning classes. Data collected over one year indicates these classes allowed students to acquire knowledge and skills in group processes, problem solving, and course content. Later,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
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Harris, Edward L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Mary Douglas's typology, using grid and group dimensions, provides a means to classify and compare social environments in terms of their differing cultural constraints on individual autonomy. This article uses the Douglas typology to examine the grid and group characteristics of four diverse schools to determine the framework's applicability to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Context Effect, Cultural Differences
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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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Poole, Wendy L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Teacher union leaders face an apparent paradox between dual interests--teachers' educational interests and self-interests. This case study of a small New York school district demonstrates how union members and leaders constructed the dualities differently and how these constructions influenced their behavior. The paradox-construction perspective…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barasa, J. Malilo; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Based on a Kenyan headmaster's personal observations, this article compares the roles of U.S. principals and Kenyan headmasters. U.S. principals should encourage greater public focus on a high school diploma's economic value, work to build a stronger sense of community within the school, facilitate development of consensus about common values, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences
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Blair, Billie Goode – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Chaos theory, based on quantum physics research, boasts six central concepts: the butterfly effect, onset of turbulence, dissipative structures, random shocks, strange attractors, and recursive symmetries and feedback mechanisms. This article examines five principals' daily experiences, focusing on participants' efforts to generate meaning from a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chaos Theory, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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