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Bengtson, Ed – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This conceptual article attempts to answer the question, who should be responsible for the socialization of principals? In reaction to the criticism targeting educational leadership programs in the United States, this article discusses how individuals moving into the leadership role, educational leadership preparation programs, and school systems…
Descriptors: Principals, Socialization, Leadership Training, Professional Development
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Curry, Katherine A.; Adams, Curt M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Family-school partnerships are difficult to initiate and sustain in ways that actually promote student learning, especially in high-poverty communities. This quantitative study was designed to better understand how social forces shape parent responsibility in education. Based on social cognitive theory as the conceptual framework, the…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Social Networks, Statistical Analysis, Poverty
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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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Khrabrova, Iryna; Sanzo, Karen L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the professional experiences of foreign-born faculty members serving in U.S. educational leadership preparation programs, utilizing a cultural approach to discern their lived experiences related to professional life. Cultural values were explored as reflected in professional life experiences. The…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Foreign Workers
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Hewcomb, Whitney Sherman; Beaty, Danna M.; Sanzo, Karen; Peters-Hawkins, April – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This work is grounded in the literature on women in the academy and offers glimpses into four young women professors' experiences in the field of educational leadership. We utilized reflective practice and interpersonal communication to create a dialogue centered on three qualitative research questions that allows a window into our lives. We…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Womens Studies
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Carpenter, Bradley W.; Diem, Sarah – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
In the field of education, critical conversations focusing on race and race relations are of primary importance given the continued inequities within our society. Statistically, public schools continue to be racially and socioeconomically separate and unequal. In our continued efforts to address such inequities, this study examines the ways in…
Descriptors: Race, Discourse Analysis, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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Klar, Hans W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
A growing body of literature has highlighted the affordances of distributive forms of instructional leadership as a means to broaden and deepen instructional leadership capacity within schools. Yet, specifically how the capabilities of such key leaders as high school department chairs can be fostered to realize enhanced instructional capacity…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Capacity Building, Department Heads
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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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Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica K.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand the experience of graduate students in an educational leadership program as they began to apply leadership for social justice theory through the process of action research. This study used critical race theory to explore dimensions of race, power, and privilege. Findings from focus…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Angel, Roma B.; Killacky, Jim; Johnson, Patricia R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Focused on the absence of a viable population of African American women in the superintendency, this study addressed barriers described by 10 credentialed, district-level Southern women who hold advanced education degrees coupled with years of leadership experience. This phenomenological study used interview methodology to uncover the lived…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Superintendents, Barriers
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Agosto, Vonzell; Karanxha, Zorka – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
We conducted a content analysis of 34 statements of interest submitted by applicants applying for admission to an education leadership preparation program. The purpose of the analysis was to understand their orientations toward social justice. Using Kumashiro's (2000) and Apple's (2001) discussions of antioppressive education, we identified three…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Figurative Language, Content Analysis
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Kaimal, Girija; Barber, Margaret; Schulman, Marcia; Reed, Pete – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Partnerships between universities and school districts are increasingly being identified as a means to overcome the difficulties of preparing the next generation of urban high school principals. This article examines the development of such a multiorganizational partnership with a large urban school district, two universities, and a national…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Principals, Urban Schools, College School Cooperation
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Boske, Christa – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
There is little in the professional literature about how school leaders or other professionals committed to promoting social justice deal with and manage their emotional responses to the challenges that await them in educational arenas. Even less has been written about how art making can be utilized as a means of developing new understandings and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Studio Art, Personal Narratives, Grounded Theory
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Buskey, Frederick; Polizzi, Joseph A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines the redesign of two educational leadership programs at different institutions: a medium-sized public university and a small private university. Both were committed to principals of ethical leadership. Each program faced a state mandate to redesign. In one case, state policy focused on detailed accountability measures based on…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Private Colleges, Leadership Training
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Sogunro, Olusegun Agboola – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
With the need for rapid school reform amid changes in socioeconomic and political situations, evidence abounds that today's school principals operate in a stress-strained environment. Participants of this study identified at least a form of stress on the job. More than 96% claimed to have experienced work-related stress at a level they believed…
Descriptors: Failure, Stress Management, School Administration, Publicity
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