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Miller, Peter; Schreiber, James – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This mixed methods investigation of homeless education in a major urban region identified a number of significant developments and dilemmas amid the larger homeless crisis in the United States. We found that the wider community demographics of homelessness have shifted in recent years, resulting in a higher number of homeless families--many of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Urban Areas
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Eyal, Ori; Yosef-Hassidim, Doron – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study explores how educational champions--teachers who initiate unsolicited innovation--construct their entrepreneurial endeavors while interacting with principals' management styles and how that interaction influences the sustainability of teachers' initiatives. Through semistructured interviews (N = 71) and analysis anchored in grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Semi Structured Interviews
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Pauken, Patrick – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This purpose of the study was to explore moral literacy and legal reasoning through educational leadership decision making. Participants in the study were students enrolled in a law and ethics course in an educational leadership graduate program. Each student drafted a personal code of ethics at the beginning of the course. Throughout the course,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Compliance (Legal), Instructional Leadership
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Stefkovich, Jacqueline A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Providing commentary on this "Journal of School Leadership's" special issue, "Constructing a Bridge Between Law and Social Justice: An Ethical Journey," has been not only a daunting task because of the complex nature of this topic but also a humbling experience because of the superior quality of these articles. At the same time, it is most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethics, Instructional Leadership, School Administration
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Maslow, Victoria J.; Kelley, Carolyn J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Evaluation policy typically emphasizes summative judgment, but teacher evaluation also has the potential to provide formative feedback to individual teachers and feedback to focus and strengthen organizational systems to improve teaching practice. This study focuses on feedback provided through the evaluation process, with a particular emphasis on…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response)
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Murphy, Joseph F.; Tobin, Kerri – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Homeless adolescents, known as "unaccompanied youth," constitute a small but important portion of the overall homeless population, one that needs particular attention at school. In this article, we review existing literature to provide a background for educational leaders, researchers, and policymakers hoping to understand the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, School Role, Homeless People, Access to Education
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Katz, Susan J. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Much of the earlier research on women in leadership has told the stories of White women. Since there are very low numbers of superintendents of color both male and female nationwide, there have been very few stories reported of women leaders of color (Brunner & Grogan, 2007). This article describes the leadership issues involved when one Black…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Females, Career Development, African Americans
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Kensler, Lisa A. W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Sustainability is the integration of ecological, social, and economic approaches to ensuring healthy local and global communities for present and future generations. Although environmental science and social studies teachers have assumed primary responsibility for sustainability related programs and initiatives, whole school approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: Ecology, Teaching Methods, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Arar, Khalid; Shapira, Tamar – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article investigates why very few Arab women persevere to become principals in Arab high schools in Israel. It identifies these trailblazers' distinguishing characteristics through the narratives of two Arab women, high school principals, tracing their transition from teaching to management, describing the intertwining of their personal and…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Karen M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study outlines the relationship between teachers' and principals' perceptions of their influence over policies within their school and teachers' actual employment decisions--specifically, teachers' decisions to stay (continue their affiliation with their school), to move (transfer to a different school), or to leave the teaching profession.…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Employment, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Kaimal, Girija; Barber, Margaret; Schulman, Marcia; Reed, Pete – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Partnerships between universities and school districts are increasingly being identified as a means to overcome the difficulties of preparing the next generation of urban high school principals. This article examines the development of such a multiorganizational partnership with a large urban school district, two universities, and a national…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Principals, Urban Schools, College School Cooperation
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Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Guided by new structuralism theory, this study examined the context of novice teacher socialization, identified the frequency and substance of interactions between novice teachers and their mentors and other colleagues, and reported on novices' evaluation of the support that they received. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with…
Descriptors: Socialization, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Social Structure
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Vang, Maiyoua – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study investigated educational leaders' critical evaluations of California's landmark contemporary school equity legislation "Williams v. the State of California". Qualitative interview analysis indicated that leaders perceived the equity measure to be necessary but insufficient in advancing the larger project of educational…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, State Legislation, Program Implementation
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Eckes, Suzanne; Gibbs, Jesulon – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Research demonstrates that students with disabilities are harassed more than their nondisabled peers. Students with disabilities who have been severely harassed have argued that they are not receiving a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as required by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Bullying, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Torres, Mario S., Jr. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study examined federal and state court decisions related to student Fourth Amendment rights following the "New Jersey v. T.L.O." ruling in 1985. There has been minimal research in judicial treatment of students' Fourth Amendment rights across regions of the country and less to what extent regional rulings implicitly or explicitly…
Descriptors: Cues, Court Litigation, State Courts, Federal Courts
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