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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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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
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Brown, Lionel H.; Beckett, Gulbahar H.; Beckett, Kelvin S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
Recent research on "Brown v. Board of Education" has emphasized continuing disparities in the education of White and African American students. This research has used the failure of desegregation to account for persisting gaps in White and Black school funding, teacher qualifications, and student achievement. But the current focus on the…
Descriptors: Principals, African American Leadership, School Desegregation, School Resegregation
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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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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Richardson, Jennifer; Cramer, Jeffry; Hanson, Laura; Huang, Wenhao; Lee, Yekyung; O'Connor, Debra; Ulmer, John; Um, Eun Joon – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
Current recommendations for achieving high-quality professional development for teachers include the creation of a professional learning community. Key to the success of this approach, however, is the role of the peer mentor or coach. This study examined the experiences and perceptions of 31 professional development coaches in order to highlight…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Peer Relationship, Coaching (Performance), Mentors
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Duncan-Andrade, Jeffrey M. R.; Morrell, Ernest – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
Synthesizing literature from critical pedagogy, sociocultural psychology, and cultural studies with popular cultural texts and experiences from actual classroom practice, this article conceptualizes the critical teaching of popular culture as a viable strategy to increase academic and critical literacies in urban secondary classrooms. Relying on…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Critical Theory, Multicultural Education, Popular Culture
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Giles, Corrie; Johnson, Lauri; Brooks, Sharon; Jacobson, Stephen L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
Few empirical studies have been undertaken concerning successful leadership practices within challenging urban schools. Given that much of the school leadership literature relies on principals as the source of evidence for school improvement, this article explores, through multiperspective case study methodology, how one failing urban elementary…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Transformational Leadership, Urban Schools
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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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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
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Doyle, Lynn H. – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Examines the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) diagnostic and placement process of special-needs students in one urban school district from the perspective of shared power. Argues that intent of reauthorized IDEA is to shift power from school administrators and staff members to the parent/guardian members of Individualized…
Descriptors: Administrators, Bureaucracy, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kersaint, Gladis; Borman, Kathryn M.; Lee, Reginald; Boydston, Theodore L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Examines effects of the National Urban League's Systemic Initiative reforms in four cities: Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami, based on an analysis of interviews with 47 principals. Principals must balance the demands of systemic math and science reforms with those of multilevel accountability policies. Such alignments may be unachievable.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews
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Stein, Ruth Federman – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
A case study demonstrates how urban school board members resolved a community crisis precipitated by the board's critical evaluation of the superintendent. Issues are analyzed through symbolic, political, human resources, and structural frameworks. The importance of establishing evaluation procedures when the superintendent is first hired is…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Boards of Education, Case Studies, Conflict Resolution
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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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Scribner, Jay Paredes – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Examines urban high-school teachers' professional-development experiences through the lenses of personal teaching efficacy and professional learning, highlighting interview responses of 20 teachers with highest and lowest scores. Degree of personal teaching efficacy influences how individual teachers experience professional development. Programs…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, High Schools, Individual Needs, Interviews
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Bogotch, Ira E.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Describes how context influenced 58 beginning school principals in urban, suburban, and rural Louisiana school districts. Results are presented as storylines that demonstrate social issues extending beyond any single district or any one context variable such as race or gender. Commonalities among the job tasks and work attitudes are discussed.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Context Effect, Instructional Leadership, Racial Differences
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