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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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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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Grady, Marilyn L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Reports on effort to influence state education policy directly through coordinated plan. Describes development, implementation, and outcomes of a Nebraska state legislative relations plan. Those seeking to influence education policy should become involved with State Education Policy Seminars, secure sponsorship of activities from foundation or…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education