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Zenkov, Kristien; Harmon, James; Bell, Athene; Ewaida, Marriam; Lynch, Megan – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
In the city setting in which this article's investigation took place, high school dropout rates have remained above 50% for better than three decades. This article reports on a photographic inquiry into urban youth's perceptions of the very institution of school, revealing reasons behind the multigenerational school disengagement represented by…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Leadership, Photography
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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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Simmons, Juanita; Grogan, Margaret; Preis, Stacey; Matthews, Kristin; Smith-Anderson, Sheila; Walls, Betty Porter; Jackson, Audrey – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
This article reports the results for the first cycle of an action research study about a district-university partnership. Two district facilitators and two university facilitators co-constructed a principal preparation program for an inner-city school district to help prepare the next generation of building leaders. Twenty-two students…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Action Research, School Districts, College School Cooperation
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Brooks, Jeffrey S.; Jean-Marie, Gaetane; Normore, Anthony H.; Hodgins, Diane W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
Although leadership for social justice and distributed leadership have separately garnered a great deal of interest among educational administration scholars, no studies have explored the possible conceptual and empirical links between these important and promising areas of inquiry. This study draws from extant literature to suggest an exploratory…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnography, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership