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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2019
This study examines principals' understanding and implementation of social justice (SJ) in the Arab education system in Israel. Qualitative research employed observations and fourteen semi-structured interviews with school principals to clarify their perceptions of SJ at school, activities to promote SJ, and leadership characteristics advancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Arabs, Leadership
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnología [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Planning and Changing, 2017
While learning from problematic events has become a major analytical lens for staff's collaborative learning at schools, successful practices have rarely been used for this purpose. The present qualitative study explored the perceptions of aspiring principals regarding the integration of learning from problems (LFP) and learning from successes…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Practices
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Hatton, Holly; Howard, Lionel C.; Tekleselassie, Abebayehu A. – Planning and Changing, 2017
Programming for students is a primary task of building principals that has increased in intricacy as the role of accountability in education has evolved. Despite this, little research exists which examines how principals program for students in light of social, community, and policy influences. Research which reflects upon the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Principals, Influences, Elementary Schools
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Ryan, Michael G. – Planning and Changing, 2017
With this practitioner action research study, I describe what happened when I, serving as an elementary school principal, disrupted the typical faculty meeting schedule with a structure called Design Your Own Learning. Here teachers were responsible for planning and carrying out professional learning based upon their own inquiry into their daily…
Descriptors: Principals, Action Research, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Meetings
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VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Meyers, Coby V. – Planning and Changing, 2017
Federal legislation requires all low-performing schools to create yearly school improvement plans (SIPs), and in many cases, school principals are responsible for conceptualizing and drafting the SIP. However, this year-long approach may not create the necessary focus and sense of urgency low-performing schools need to learn, adapt, and turn…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, School Effectiveness
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Glowacki, Heather; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study examined perceptions of Illinois public elementary school principals regarding the effectiveness of their school districts' evaluation systems for special education teachers in promoting professional development and job performance accountability. Using an online questionnaire, 330 of the state's 1,551 elementary principals responded to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Principals
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Smith, Rachel A.; Somers, John – Planning and Changing, 2016
This paper presents a model for developing an interdisciplinary principal preparation program, an MBA in Education Leadership, which integrates best practices in both education and business within an educational context. The paper addresses gaps that exist in many traditional principal preparation programs and provides an alternative model, which…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Administrator Education, Principals, Program Development
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Parson, Laura; Hunter, Cheryl A.; Kallio, Brenda – Planning and Changing, 2016
Using qualitative survey data and focus groups, this statewide study explored the experiences of the North Dakota rural principal. The intent of this study was to develop an understanding of the rural principalship in a state with a predominantly rural population and informed by personal experiences of principals. Using qualitative thematic…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Qualitative Research, Administrator Surveys, Focus Groups
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Boske, Christa – Planning and Changing, 2016
People are storytelling organisms who, individually and collectively, lead storied lives. Their ways of knowing and responding to the world are essential to understanding the ways in which they think and learn. Children, teachers, and school leaders understand the world through multi-layered lived experiences; and therefore, how we make sense of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Public Schools, Art Activities, Art Education
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Sperandio, Jill – Planning and Changing, 2015
Women aspiring to be principals and superintendents in the U.S. public school system have little information concerning optimum career paths to leadership. This article considers recent research and theory regarding career planning in the context of K-12 schools, and the different approaches adopted by male and female aspirants. The choice of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Career Planning, Principals
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Hearn, Jessica E. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principal preparation programs in Kentucky can use the items in the Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders (EPSB, 2008) as mastery benchmarks to quantify incoming Educational Specialist (Ed.S) students' perceived level of mastery. This can serve both internal and external purposes by providing diagnostic feedback to students…
Descriptors: State Standards, Administrator Education, Principals, Benchmarking
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Young, Suzanne; Range, Bret G.; Hvidston, David; Mette, Ian M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principals in one Western state were surveyed about teacher evaluation systems commonly used across the state. Findings suggest that principals' beliefs about aligning practice to performance expectations, about how much the view of professional practice is growth-oriented, and the degree to which systems use multiple measures are the variables…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys
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Gurley, D. Keith; Anast-May, Linda; O'Neal, Marcia; Lee, H. T.; Shores, Melanie – Planning and Changing, 2015
Focus on the development of instructional leadership skills for school principals in the U.S. continues to be at the forefront of educational research and reform in response to the increased call for accountability. In this article we review relevant literature regarding instructional leadership from a historical perspective, then present a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education, Assistant Principals
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Hvidston, David J.; Range, Bret G.; McKim, Courtney Ann; Mette, Ian M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This study examined the perspectives of novice and late career principals concerning instructional and organizational leadership within their performance evaluations. An online survey was sent to 251 principals with a return rate of 49%. Instructional leadership components of the evaluation that were most important to all principals were:…
Descriptors: Midlife Transitions, Online Surveys, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Development
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