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Hochbein, Craig; Cunningham, Brittany C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Recent reform initiatives, such as the Title I School Improvement Grants and Race to the Top, recommended a principal change to jump-start school turnaround. Yet, few educational researchers have examined principal change as way to improve schools in a state of systematic reform; furthermore, no large-scale quantitative study has determined the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Administrative Change, Principals
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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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Kamler, Estelle; Dodge, Arnold; Walker, Joan M. T. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The National Association of Secondary School Principals' Selecting and Developing the 21st Century Principal program is a formative assessment identifying skills linked to effective leadership, and it is based on a simulation designed to replicate a school principal's day. The Long Island School Leadership Center became a site for this program in…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Pilot Projects
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica K.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand the experience of graduate students in an educational leadership program as they began to apply leadership for social justice theory through the process of action research. This study used critical race theory to explore dimensions of race, power, and privilege. Findings from focus…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Danna, Stephen; Spatt, Spatt – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Pressures on school leaders to reform are pervasive within the United States. Prior studies show that superintendents who provide clear expectations and goals, collaborate, ensure quality professional development, and attend to curriculum alignment develop effective building leaders (Marzano & Waters, 2009; Wahlstrom, Louis, Leithwood, &…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Correlation, Educational Change, Surveys
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Portin, Bradley S.; Russell, Felice Atesoglu; Samuelson, Catherine; Knapp, Michael S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Drawing on findings from a national study of learning-focused leadership in challenging urban settings, this article examines the work of teacher leadership in urban high schools. In this context, a recently emerging cadre of nonsupervisory teacher leaders, working in collaboration with supervisory leaders, exercises a form of "distributed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Instructional Leadership, Expertise, Teacher Leadership
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Muth, Rodney; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Bellamy, Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Silver, Michael – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Untold numbers of professional educators hold administrative certificates or licenses but do not use them, never taking formal administrative roles in schools. Why do so many of the graduates of our principal-preparation programs forego taking school-leadership positions and simply stick with teaching or assume other, nonadministrative-leadership…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
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Hauserman, Cal P.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Stick, Sheldon L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This mixed methods sequential explanatory study utilized the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire, responses to open-ended questions, and in-depth interviews to identify transformational leadership qualities that were present among principals in Alberta, Canada. The first quantitative phase consisted of a random sample of 135 schools (with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Moore, D. Chanele – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Based on qualitative analysis from 22 semistructured interviews, this article explores how Black women principals and assistant principals experience educational administration, with attention to issues of race at work in suburban school settings. Findings suggest that because they may be perceived as race tokens by White educators, Black women…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, African Americans, Women Administrators
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Agezo, Clement Kwadzo – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The lack of ethical leadership is a pervading factor in today's society. Although interest in ethical leadership has increased dramatically in Ghana as a result of the June 4 revolution by the military that preached probity, accountability, and integrity, ethics within the context of leadership has not been a subject of much discourse. Being a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Johnson, Paul A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of this study was to establish the content, construct, and predictive validity of the Effective Board Leadership Practices Survey (EBLPS). The EBLPS was designed to measure the leadership practices of boards of education that support student achievement. A literature review identified 12 board leadership practices supportive of student…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Academic Achievement, Leadership, Correlation
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Schwabsky, Nitza – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The present study examines the nonroutine problems that eight Anglo-American principals encountered in managing three elementary bilingual immersion schools in the Northwest United States. Using qualitative inquiry to collect data, I employed the multisited ethnographic research model. The principals reported nonroutine problems in the following…
Descriptors: Principals, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion 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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Gray, Nancy L.; Gardiner, Mary E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The purpose of the study was to examine educator-peer social relationships within the context of the organization and to consider the role of the school administrator in establishing collegial and caring relationships. The study was a critical collective case study of six educators--administrators and teachers--in U.S. schools. Through interviews,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lorton, Juli A.; Bellamy, G. Thomas; Reece, Anne; Carlson, Jill – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Drawing on research on high-reliability organizations, this interviewbased qualitative case study employs four characteristics of such organizations as a lens for analyzing the operations of one very successful K-5 public school. Results suggest that the school had processes similar to those characteristic of high-reliability organizations: a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, School Effectiveness
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