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Torres, Mario S.; Brady, Kevin P.; Stefkovich, Jacqueline A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
The legal freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures is guaranteed to all adult citizens under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. These same legal protections from unreasonable searches and seizures are not guaranteed to today's k-12 student population. School officials are not subject to the same warrant and probable cause…
Descriptors: Discipline, School Safety, School Districts, Law Enforcement
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Flessa, Joseph – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of four middle school principals in one urban school district. It focuses on principals' almost exclusively negative descriptions of the families and communities served by their schools. Whereas much previous writing on this topic has attributed such deficit attitudes to a few bad-thinking…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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Fennell, Hope-Arlene – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
Leadership continues to be a central focus for research in educational administration. Until recently, many studies about leadership have been based largely on the experiences of white males and interpreted based on the structural-functionalist perspective. In this paper the writer explores the phenomenon of leadership through the eyes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Principals, Females
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Winter, Paul A.; Ronau, Robert N.; Munoz, Marco A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2004
This teacher recruitment study was conducted in one of the largest school districts in the United States. The participants (N = 152) were newly hired teachers. Findings revealed the participants considered economic (e.g., teacher salary schedule), school (e.g., location), and community (e.g., cultural opportunities) attributes important in their…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Urban Schools, Private Sector, Cultural Activities