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McKenzie, Kathryn Bell; Locke, Leslie Ann – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article presents the results from an empirical qualitative study of the challenges faced by teacher leaders in their attempts to work directly with their colleagues to change instructional strategies and improve student success. Additionally, it offers a challenge to the utility of a na├»vely espoused theory of distributed leadership, which…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Qualitative Research, Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement
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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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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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White-Smith, Kimberly A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Despite national statistics that suggest declining African American and Latino student achievement, few schools accept the challenge of educating the neediest students, and even fewer succeed. This phenomenological study examined the experiences of and strategies employed by three principals of urban schools that effectively educate traditionally…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, Success
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Daly, Alan J.; Finnigan, Kara S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
A number of scholars are exploring the district context in which schools are embedded. These studies suggest the importance of the district office as a support or constraint to the work of schools and offer strategies for building relations between district and site leaders. While this is an important task, what is frequently overlooked is that…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Districts, Urban Schools, Social Networks
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Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Tschannen-Moran, Bob – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
The purpose of this study was to learn whether focusing on strengths through appreciative inquiry would be related to measurable changes in school climate and trust within a small urban school district. The district studied was a beleaguered, underperforming school district in the Midwest Rust Belt. Through an appreciative inquiry initiative, the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Trust (Psychology), Academic Achievement, School Districts
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Goddard, J. Tim – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
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: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Student Diversity, Leadership
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Camburn, Eric M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2009
This article presents a critical discussion of the implications of allocating the most experienced and skilled teachers in schools to teacher leadership positions. Placing such teachers in leadership positions supports school improvement initiatives, but it can also pull valuable teaching resources from the classroom. The article examines this…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Teaching Experience, Teacher Leadership
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Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Kroeger, Diane C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
Federal, state, and district policy mandates are increasingly affecting primary grade teachers--especially, those in at-risk schools, given that they face more mandated curriculum and professional development. This study investigated K-3 teachers in two inner-city schools as they navigated through various mandates. Qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Auerbach, Susan – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
Parent involvement has increasingly been mandated as a key component of school reform, and school-community relations courses (as well as standards for administrators) call for collaborating with diverse families and communities. Yet the role of school leaders in engaging parents is underdeveloped in the literature and in preparation programs. How…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Leadership Styles
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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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Osterman, Karen; Sullivan, Susan – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Based on interviews with newly appointed urban principals, this study concludes that internal and external factors interact to influence leadership behavior. External factors (role models, district expectations, and personal and organizational support) influence principals' sense of self-efficacy, which in turn affects their interpretation of…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation