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Wolff, Lori A.; McClelland, Susan S.; Stewart, Stephanie E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Based on publicly available data, the study examined the relationship between adequate yearly progress status and teachers' perceptions of the quality of their professional development. The sample included responses of 5,558 teachers who completed the questionnaire in the 2005-2006 school year. Results of the statistical analysis show a…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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McClain, Leslie; Ylimaki, Rose; Ford, Michael P. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
At the heart of democratic leadership rests a deep respect for what it means to be human, the cultivation of the common good, and the need to act according to one's own direction. If democratic leadership aims to create an environment in which people are encouraged and supported in "aspiring to truths about the world" (Woods, 2005, p. xvi), then…
Descriptors: Humanism, Individualism, Democracy, Leadership
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Watt, Karen M.; Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
This study identified what attributes principals believe best exemplify a teacher leader in schools implementing the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program and what attributes they take into consideration when selecting an AVID elective teacher. After surveying more than 1,100 principals, we found that principals tended to rate…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Principals, Attitudes, Leadership Qualities
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Boske, Christa A.; Benavente-McEnery, Lillian – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Educators must develop effective ways of interacting and working with students of diverse backgrounds. In this 2-year study, home visits were utilized to build a stronger, more impactful learning community for all stakeholders. Participants included 2 school leaders, 1 school social worker, 9 teachers, 2 parents, and 4 elementary children. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Diversity, Home Visits, Teacher Attitudes
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Eacott, Scott – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
"Strategy" is an ambiguous term in the field of educational leadership. This article reports on a study in which I sought to investigate how practicing school principals and the literature construct the concept. Specifically, I investigated the congruence between two sources of data: the transcribed texts of interviews with practicing principals…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Instructional Leadership, Journal Articles, Peer Evaluation
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Bickmore, Steven T.; Bickmore, Dana L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
As part of a larger study of two middle-grade schools, we interviewed novice teachers, their mentors, and administrators to determine their perceptions of various aspects of a multifaceted induction program. During the initial analysis, stories repeatedly surfaced about the administrator's role in the induction process. Reanalysis of the data…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Principals, Administrator Role
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Mayer, Anysia P.; Tucker, Shuana K. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Opportunity gaps are not just a phenomenon that exists among low-achieving and average students; they are a significant feature among high-performing students as well. We present a review of research-based practices that support students of color such that they achieve at high levels in middle and secondary schools. We identify five key strategies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Low Achievement
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Shoho, Alan R.; Barnett, Bruce G. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
This empirical qualitative study of 62 new principals was conducted over several years to determine what challenges they face, how the principalship compares with their expectations, and what their long-term career aspirations are. The findings indicate that the challenges experienced by new principals pertain to instructional leadership;…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Work Environment, Quality of Working Life
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Uline, Cynthia L.; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Lin, Chii-Dean – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
This study explored the interplay between quality facilities and school climate, charting the effects of facility conditions on student and teacher attitudes, behaviors, and performance within schools slated for renovations in a large metropolitan school district. The research applied a school leadership-building design model to explore how six…
Descriptors: Building Design, School Buildings, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Horvat, Erin McNamara; Curci, Juliet DiLeo; Partlow, Michelle Chaplin – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Scholarship on parent-principal relationships often ignores how some parental involvement can create challenges for school leaders. We analyze parent-principal relationships at an urban public K-8 school over a 30-year period, exploring how three different principals "managed" parental involvement. Our analysis reveals how these…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Administrator Effectiveness, Parent School Relationship, Principals
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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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Herrity, Vishna A.; Glasman, Naftaly S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Cultural and linguistic diversity has changed the social fabric of today's schools. Currently, there is a wider variety of cultural, language, and family backgrounds than ever before. As a result of the increasing numbers of language minority students with unique educational and social needs, some studies suggest that principals need specialized…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Minority Groups, Principals, Student Diversity
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Mertz, Norma T. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
The article is a report of a study of how principals select teachers. Based on one-on-one interviews with a convenience sample of 57 principals in one state, this study examined the process they used to make teacher hiring decisions, including information they had and subsequently used in making the selection decision and how they went about…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role
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Monpas-Huber, Jack B. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Accountability policies imply much about high school teachers' abilities and willingness to use state assessment data to improve instruction. This study asked what teacher- and school-level variables best predict how frequently teachers use state assessment data and how much instructional benefit they derive from use of data. Research has…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Information Utilization, Statistical Data
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Gates, Gordon S.; Watkins, Millie – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Teachers hold the key to school reform. Professional learning communities--as well as other related strategies, including collaborative and distributive models of leadership--offer much that is promising. Yet, weaknesses documented in research require attention. We conducted a study of teachers in two elementary schools identified as exemplary…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Educational Change
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