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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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Lebental, Dana M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This quantitative investigation focuses on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Principals, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Owens, Deborah; Bartlett, Carol – Planning and Changing, 2015
Current societal demands have increased the role of schools. The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) seek to link students, families, and communities, using the school as the nexus for much needed services. The FRYSC offer a myriad of interventions aimed at removing non-academic barriers that hinder academic success for students…
Descriptors: Barriers, Urban Schools, Social Services, Intervention
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Jones, Christopher M.; Thessin, Rebecca A. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This literature review examines the existing literature on the role of the principal in the change process to create a context for change to both develop professional learning communities (PLCs) and sustain a context of continuous improvement over time. The Brown and Anfara (2003) framework was used as a theoretical lens to analyze the literature…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Administrator Role, Principals
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Khalifa, Muhammad A.; Bashir-Ali, Khadar; Abdi, Nimo; Witherspoon Arnold, Noelle – Planning and Changing, 2014
This article examines school leadership behaviors and understandings of Somaliland school principals. By using postcolonial theory and critical phenomenology, we explore culturally responsive leadership in Northern Somalia; we expound on the unique ways that school leaders enact school leadership, and interact with the students, families, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Sider, Steve; Jean-Marie, Gaëtane – Planning and Changing, 2014
In this study, we consider three school leaders in Haiti who provide examples of innovative and exemplary leadership practices in the midst of challenging circumstances. Using a framework of innovative (Moolenaar, Daly, & Sleeger, 2010; Rogers, 2003) and exemplary leadership practices (Kouzes & Posner, 2006), we examine three themes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
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Brooks, Jeffrey S.; Sutherland, Ian E. – Planning and Changing, 2014
This case study of school leaders in the Southern Philippines explored principal perspectives on local dynamics that facilitate and impede meaningful educational change. The research indicated that change is a complicated proposition in the region, and that some principals are better or worse equipped to lead depending on a variety of cultural,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Brooks, Melanie C.; Sungtong, Ekkarin – Planning and Changing, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences, issues, and concerns Thai government school principals have about the presence of armed military guards and how this helps or impedes their school leadership. Data were taken from a larger ongoing study of this topic and the findings suggest that the military protection of schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Military Personnel
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Kearney, W. Sean; Kelsey, Cheryl; Sinkfield, Carolin – Planning and Changing, 2014
This study measures the impact of targeted interventions on the emotional intelligence of aspiring principals. The interventions utilized were designed by Nelson and Low (2011) to increase emotionally intelligent leadership skills in the following six areas: social awareness/active listening; anxiety management; decision making; appropriate use of…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Characteristics, Principals
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Vogel, Linda R.; Weiler, Spencer; Armenta, Anthony – Planning and Changing, 2014
Various state and national forces are influencing principal preparation programs, including competition from online for-profit institutions, teacher evaluation, school accountability, equity, and Response to Intervention mandates that require university-based leadership preparation programs to re-examine and revise program delivery and content.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Competition, Teacher Evaluation
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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Planning and Changing, 2014
Faced with scarce resources and high expectations, school principals must increasingly rely upon the power of persuasion to promote ongoing school improvement. We maintain that the development of a vibrant and tangible leadership brand constructed upon a principal's core values and noble character can motivate stakeholders and stimulate school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Derrington, Mary Lynne – Planning and Changing, 2014
This multi-site qualitative study examined the perspectives of K-12 superintendents and principals in four districts of a Southeastern state during the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system required by the Race to the Top federal grant. Specifically, these educators' viewpoints regarding this two-year implementation's impact are…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership
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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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Gray, Julie; Mitchell, Roxanne; Tarter, C. John – Planning and Changing, 2014
The roles of organizational and relational factors in regard to professional learning communities (PLCs) have been investigated by many, yet none have considered enabling school structures, trust, and collective efficacy as variables. We take a deeper look at the formal or organizational aspects of the school represented by enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality
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