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Ing, Marsha – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Informally observing classrooms is one way that principals can help improve teaching and learning. This study describes the variability of principals' classroom observations across schools and identifies the conditions under which observations relate to the instructional climate in some schools and not others. Data for this study come from…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Improvement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Urban Schools
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Kelley, Carolyn; Salisbury, Jason – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
With strong connection to schoolwide policy and vision and to the realities of the daily life of teachers and students, the department chair is uniquely positioned to play an important role in advancing instructional effectiveness (Printy, 2008; Weller, 2001). This article provides an in-depth look at the efforts of three urban comprehensive high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Department Heads, Urban Schools, Comprehensive Programs
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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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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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Grady, Marilyn L.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Summarizes a study to identify the sources of job satisfaction, job benefits, sources of self-fulfillment, and personal strengths that women bring to the superintendency. Based on 51 interviews with urban and rural women superintendents, results showed that both groups have similar leadership characteristics befitting a new model that values…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities