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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 TecnologĂ­a [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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Parson, Laura; Hunter, Cheryl – Planning and Changing, 2019
The challenges and opportunities faced by rural principals often fundamentally differ from those of urban and suburban principals due to geographic and social isolation, low enrollment, and small staff. Recent research, such as the special issue of Peabody Journal of Education (2014) on rural school leadership have explored the unique challenges…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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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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Hameiri, Lior; Nir, Adam; Inbar, Dan E. – Planning and Changing, 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess to what extent public school principals experience role uncertainty and risk on the job and to examine the joint effect of school principals' leadership style and use of power bases on school outcomes, under perceived role uncertainty and role risk. Questionnaires were administrated to 191 school principals…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Boyland, Lori – Planning and Changing, 2013
Due to an aging population of currently practicing superintendents, research predicts a large turnover in public school superintendent positions in this decade. Questions exist regarding whether there are sufficient numbers of potential superintendent candidates in training to fill these positions. Although principals have been recognized as a…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools