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Venzant Chambers, Terah T.; Huggins, Kristin Shawn – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Previous work on racial opportunity cost--that is, the price that students of color pay in their pursuit of academic success--is extended here using organizational culture literature to more closely explore the interplay of school culture with the racial opportunity cost experienced by the study participants. Eighteen African American and Latina/o…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, School Culture
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Scheurich, James Joseph – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
An exploratory investigation was conducted into the motivations and leadership traits of five rural school superintendents who over time evidenced a commitment to social justice. This effort meets a call in the research literature by Furman (2012), who noted that "to date, the literature offers few specifics about the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Social Justice, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Kamrath, Barry; Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article examines high superintendency turnover through rural community members' perceptions of such attrition in their districts. Findings indicate that community members perceived high turnover as negative and believed that turnover was created by financial pressures, rural community resistance to educational trends, and bias against…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Labor Turnover, Rural Schools, Rural Population
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O'Rourke, David; Ylimaki, Rose M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article focuses on the broader political sphere as it affects superintendents and other constituents of rural districts. The current landscape of education reform focuses on accountability--particularly at the policy level of both state and federal education agencies. This article draws on the literature and an empirical study that examined…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Rural Schools
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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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Hernandez, Frank; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Cerecer, Patricia Quijada – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
In this study, the role that racial identity plays among Latina school principals is examined through a case study of a principal in a K-3 elementary school. Based on a Latina/o critical race framework and a phenomenological research approach, the study explores the degree to which having a strong understanding of one's racial identity formation…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Hispanic Americans, Principals, Case Studies
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-Destefano, Jessica; Asghar, Anila – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Currently, scholars and practitioners seek to improve leadership programs so that educational leaders can more effectively support adult development--especially since it is connected to improved student achievement. Interview findings presented here stem from a larger mixed methods study. This research investigated how a university course on…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Leadership Training, College Instruction, Interviews
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Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The leadership-for-learning project described in this article is supported by a grant from the Wallace Foundation and implemented through a partnership of faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and faculty at two other universities in the state, the Department of Public…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, High Schools, Principals
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Kelley, Carolyn; Salisbury, Jason – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
With strong connection to schoolwide policy and vision and to the realities of the daily life of teachers and students, the department chair is uniquely positioned to play an important role in advancing instructional effectiveness (Printy, 2008; Weller, 2001). This article provides an in-depth look at the efforts of three urban comprehensive high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Department Heads, Urban Schools, Comprehensive Programs
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Kamler, Estelle; Dodge, Arnold; Walker, Joan M. T. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The National Association of Secondary School Principals' Selecting and Developing the 21st Century Principal program is a formative assessment identifying skills linked to effective leadership, and it is based on a simulation designed to replicate a school principal's day. The Long Island School Leadership Center became a site for this program in…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Pilot Projects
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Portin, Bradley S.; Russell, Felice Atesoglu; Samuelson, Catherine; Knapp, Michael S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Drawing on findings from a national study of learning-focused leadership in challenging urban settings, this article examines the work of teacher leadership in urban high schools. In this context, a recently emerging cadre of nonsupervisory teacher leaders, working in collaboration with supervisory leaders, exercises a form of "distributed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Instructional Leadership, Expertise, Teacher Leadership
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Hauserman, Cal P.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Stick, Sheldon L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This mixed methods sequential explanatory study utilized the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire, responses to open-ended questions, and in-depth interviews to identify transformational leadership qualities that were present among principals in Alberta, Canada. The first quantitative phase consisted of a random sample of 135 schools (with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Schwabsky, Nitza – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The present study examines the nonroutine problems that eight Anglo-American principals encountered in managing three elementary bilingual immersion schools in the Northwest United States. Using qualitative inquiry to collect data, I employed the multisited ethnographic research model. The principals reported nonroutine problems in the following…
Descriptors: Principals, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs
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Beard, Karen Stansberry – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The third pillar of No Child Left Behind emphasizes determining which educational programs and practices have been proven effective through rigorous scientific research. This study addressed Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe, and Meyerson's (2005) call for a "need for additional research to determine the impact and relative importance of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation, Superintendents, Academic Achievement
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