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Swinnerton, Juli – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
This article highlights the boundary crossing and brokering work of two instructional coaches in one Washington State urban district. A distributed leadership frame helps foreground how the coaches, based in the central office, exercised instructional leadership across the district. This inquiry contributes to emerging pictures of the kinds of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Sharratt, Lyn; Fullan, Michael – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This is a mystery story. It is about a district that apparently did the right things but seemed not to get commensurate results across all classrooms and schools. In this article, we look closely at the details and discover an important lesson about districtwide reform. The district is York Region District School Board, which is a large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Goddard, J. Tim – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
As a result of inter- and intranational migrations, urban schools in early 21st-century Western nations serve more ethnoculturally diverse populations than ever before. The impact of global events resonates in these schools at the local community level. In this article I argue for the administrative fusion of local and global perspectives, a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Leadership, Educational Change, Global Approach
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Johnson, Patsy E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Presents a staff-development model for implementing a schoolwide conflict-management plan. Discusses an urban middle school's ongoing conflict-management plan to illustrate a conflict prevention and management strategy shaped by the school's culture and climate realities. Program effectiveness improves when a philosophical orientation is…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Models
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Courtney, Michael – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Administrators can create a climate of caring in today's schools despite negative characterizations toward education. This article describes attempts to improve school climate at an inner-city school in Durham, North Carolina. Cooperative learning, increased community participation, and action research facilitated by a partnership with the…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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Fusarelli, Lance D.; Smith, Lew – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Describes VIA 2000, an innovative, highly collaborative program involving a research university and a large urban school system. The goal is to prepare talented teachers with leadership potential to become the next generation of New York City school leaders. Program features include affordable cost, clinical field experience, and team teaching.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Erlandson, David A.; Skrla Linda; Westbrook, Darlene; Hornback, Sylvia; Mindiz-Melton, Alejandro – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Describes planning and first-year implementation of a doctoral cohort program for urban principals involving collaboration between Texas A & M University and the Austin Independent School District. Discusses the program's guiding vision, organization, and curriculum and contributions of other groups and individuals. Startup recommendations are…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Doctoral Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education