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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Player, Daniel W. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The importance of leadership in schools is substantiated, and we know that effective leaders call upon certain practices to influence student achievement. What remains less clear is how the professional backgrounds of educators may influence effective leader practice. This study utilizes data from the Schools and Staffing Survey to first identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Döös, Marianne; Wilhelmson, Lena; Madestam, Jenny; Örnberg, Åsa – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This article presents a study of five schools with shared principalship. It contributes knowledge about how shared principalship is experienced by people who work closely ("close subordinates") with the shared principalship constellations. Data consists of 20 semi-structured interviews. Close subordinates describe that the shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, School Administration, Administrative Organization
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Tessman, Darcy – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Federal and Arizona educational policies challenge U.S.-Mexico border educators to meet the diverse needs of bilingual, bicultural students while also being required to use instructional pedagogies that offer monolingual and monocultural schooling experiences. Ethnographic research captures American schooling experiences of Latino…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mexican American Education, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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Filippi, John R.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are required in most of the nation's public schools, and many superintendents have been tasked with implementing them in their school systems. Using leadership for learning as a conceptual framework, this case study examined the leadership behaviors of one superintendent in a Midwestern state, whose district…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Superintendents, Leadership, Program Implementation
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Karadag, Engin – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Educational organizations in institutionalized environments may try to reflect a legitimate image of the environment in their internal structure. However, there may be loosely coupled relationship between anticipated legitimacy and the performed actions in the schools. Thus, that lack of congruence between rhetoric and the behaviors constitutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Integrity
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Marynowski, Richelle; Mombourquette, Carmen; Slomp, David – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This study applies a bioecological lens to the examination of school change in the area of classroom assessment. We conducted a case study that examined the processes within a rural secondary school that supported and inhibited change in classroom assessment practices. Data collection included teacher and principal interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Educational Assessment
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Aravena, Felipe – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The darker side of leadership is unexplored. To help fill this gap, this study focuses on the subordinate's perspective of destructive leadership behaviors. The purpose of this article is to identify the most frequent destructive leadership behaviors in small elementary schools in Chile through a qualitative approach. According to the data,…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Elementary Schools, Leadership Styles, Communication Skills
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Irby, Decoteau J.; Drame, Elizabeth; Clough, Cynthia; Croom, Marcus – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Elizabeth is a middle-class white woman and principal of Eagle Wings High School, a large, well-resourced, high-performing suburban high school. This manuscript uses a Critical Race Theory composite counterstory to analyze Elizabeth's experiences of racial conflict that resulted after she enacted equity reforms to address her school's history of…
Descriptors: Whites, Suburban Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Sampson, Carrie; Overholser, Amber; Gatti Schafer, Josie – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) increasingly provide services that are traditionally thought to be a governmental responsibility. Through a qualitative case study, we examine the role, politics, and sustainability of a nonprofit CBO aimed at expanding opportunities for underserved youth. Our findings explain how this CBO worked to…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Community Organizations, Sustainability, Case Studies
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McGhee, Chy; Anderson, Gary – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The last 30 years of school reform have left us with an increase in urban school districts with "market regimes" (school choice, charter schools, and managerialism). Sociologists of the professions have documented the extent to which these reforms tend to be reshaping public sector professionals, replacing an ethos of public service with…
Descriptors: Principals, Entrepreneurship, Educational Change, Urban Schools
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass; Alemán, Enrique A.; Smith, Phillip A. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
In this article, we explore political race theory as a framework for building coalitions between Black and Brown communities as part of a shared struggle for educational justice and community power amid neoliberal reform. Inspired by the Black and Brown alliances for economic justice of the 1960s and 1970s and informed by previous scholarship on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Racial Bias, African Americans
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Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
While the notion of "armed love" has been discussed in the context of pedagogy in a limited way, it stands to reason that teachers cannot do this work alone; school leaders must guide teachers by practicing and enacting armed love in their leadership. In this article, I borrow from prior conceptualizations of armed love and, applying it…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Teaching Methods, Activism
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Leavitt, Rachael R.; Hess, Robyn S. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The goal of this study was to address disparities of academic achievement and school-based factors to help ameliorate them. The study sought to examine the relationship bet ween school climate and the achievement gap between Latino and White students. Achievement gap was defined at the school level as the difference in percentage of White and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Urick, Angela; Bowers, Alex J. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
While research to date on school leadership has identified instructional leadership as an effective means to improve academic achievement, little is known about how teachers and principals view instructional leadership both individually and collectively. We analyzed the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) of 2008 of 59,152…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, International Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
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