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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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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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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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Behrens, E. Diane – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Perceptions of 10 client teachers and 5 consulting teachers in Albemarle County (Virginia) about the Consulting Teacher Model were examined. The case-study approach identified five themes: (1) receptivity to assistance; (2) value of collegiality; (3) viability of the role; (4) consulting teacher as change agent; and (5) teacher empowerment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Agents, Collegiality, Cooperation